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Poll: Obama as unpopular as George Bush

366801_Obama-BushA new survey in the United States shows President Barack Obama is now as unpopular as his predecessor George W. Bush.

The opinion poll conducted by the CNN/ORC International poll said on Thursday that Obama’s popularity also hit a new low.

According to the poll, 51 percent of respondents have an unfavorable view of Bush and 51 percent feel the same way about Obama.

President Obama’s favorable rating is now at 47 percent – a new low for him, and virtually identical to Bush’s 46 percent favorable rating.

“This marks the first time in a CNN poll that a majority of Americans have an unfavorable view of Obama,” CNN polling director Keating Holland said.

“And, at 51 percent, his unfavorable his higher than his favorables for the first time as well,” Holland added.

Bush and Obama have much lower favorable ratings than the two men that preceded them in the White House.

Sixty-eight percent of the public has a positive view of former President Bill Clinton and 58 percent say they have favorable opinion of former President George H W Bush.

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