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Seth Meyers mocks poll that shows majority of Dems have favorable view of Bush

Seth Meyers on Wednesday mocked a recent poll that shows a majority of Democrats have a favorable view of former President George W. Bush.

“A new poll has found that 51 percent of Democrats now have a favorable view of former President George W. Bush," Meyers said during "Late Night with Seth Meyers."

"And that makes sense: I’d also have a favorable view of the flu if I suddenly found myself with the plague,” he said. 

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The Economic-YouGov survey found that 51 percent of Democrats said they have a somewhat or very favorable view of the 43rd president. Forty-two percent of Democrats in the poll said they have a somewhat or very unfavorable view of Bush.

The results come just one week after Bush delivered a blistering speech in which he criticized foreign policies that do not combat security threats head-on and domestic policies that rebuff immigrants.

“We’ve seen nationalism distorted into nativism, forgotten the dynamism that immigration has always brought to America," Bush told a crowd at a security forum in New York, though he did not mention President Trump by name.

"We see a fading confidence in the value of free markets and international trade, forgetting that conflict, instability and poverty follow in the wake of protectionism," he said.