A Public Policy Polling survey finds that Americans basically are evenly divided about whether they would rather have Barack Obama or George W. Bush in the White House. 48 percent say they prefer to have Obama; 46 percent say they prefer Bush.
Bush had much lower approval ratings than Obama has because he alienated voters across the entire political spectrum. But, of course, he didn’t alienate the right as much as Obama has. And with independents preferring Obama by only 49-37, there are many moderates who also are more unhappy with the current president than with the former one.
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