A new survey suggests President Obama is just as unpopular as former President George W. Bush.
Just over half of those polled, 51 percent, have an unfavorable view of Obama, and 51 percent currently feel the same about Bush, according to a CNN/ORC International poll released Thursday.
Days before leaving the White House in January 2009, Bush had a favorable rating of 35 percent. After the 2008 election, Obama had a 78 percent favorable rating.
Bush and Obama now have lower favorable ratings than their two predecessors. Nearly 70 percent have a positive view of former President Bill ClintonBill ClintonRace still matters in presidential pardons Poll: Trump's pre-inauguration approval rating half as high as Obama's Poll: Obama leaves office with 58 percent favorability MORE and nearly 60 percent have a favorable view of former President George H.W. Bush.
Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonJohn Lewis has a point in questioning Trump’s legitimacy John Lewis plays with matches, Trump ignites inferno John Lewis, Democrats are boycotting America, not inauguration MORE’s favorable ratings have slipped since she left the State Department in 2013. After her departure, 67 percent viewed her positively. Fifty-five percent view her that way now, the new poll found.
Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, joins her dad in having a higher rating than her mom, with nearly 60 percent holding a favorable view.
The poll surveyed 1,003 adults between May 29 and June 1 and has a 3 percentage point margin of error.