Poll: Bush, Obama popular in retirement
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A new poll shows that former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack ObamaBarack ObamaOvernight Regulation: Trump administration reveals first regulatory agenda | GOP lawmakers introduce measures to repeal arbitration rule | Exxon gets M fine for sanctions violation Mounting nationwide immigration enforcement costs 20 attorneys general urge DeVos to keep college sexual assault protections MORE are both more popular than President Trump.

The new Gallup poll released Monday pegs Bush with a 59 percent approval rating and Obama with a 63 percent approval rating. The poll, conducted from June 7 to June 11, found that Bush’s approval rating has risen 7 percentage points over the past year.

Bush’s approval has improved among almost all core demographics surveyed by the poll, with the exception of young adults, with whom his approval rating is 42 percent, well below the national average. Bush’s approval rating among Democrats has shot up fourfold to 41 percent since March 2009, according to Gallup.

Obama’s approval rating, meanwhile, has remained steady since Gallup surveyed it during the lame-duck period of his presidency. Obama’s favorability remains high among all major demographic groups, including men, women and all age categories. 

The one group by which Obama is not viewed favorably is Republicans, with only 22 percent of them viewing him favorably.

Both Bush’s and Obama’s favorability ratings are much higher than Trump’s in Gallup’s polling, which currently has Trump at 40 percent approval.