Eric Zuesse on Gallup’s poll on President Obama’s approval rating:
A Gallup poll published on June 20th shows that the only living current or former occupant of the White House who has a negative rating from the U.S. public is its current occupant, President Obama, with 52% unfavorable, 47% favorable. All others of them are favorably rated. The least favorably rated of those (the one closest to Obama in unfavorability) is George W. Bush, with 53% favorable, 44% unfavorable. His having invaded Iraq for non-existent WMD, and produced the 2008 crash, have apparently been forgiven, which is remarkable and which is due to his having increased his favorability rating from only 32% at the crash in 2008.
Typical Gallup. The math doesn’t add up. If George W. Bush had a favorability rating of 32-percent in 2008, how is President Obama’s 47-percent favorability rating give him a lower rating. Remember, Gallup polls predicted Mitt Romney would defeat Obama in 2012.