The Washington Times - June 12, 2013, 08:47AM

“Americans’ views of former president George W. Bush have improved, with 49 percent now viewing him favorably and 46 percent unfavorably. That is the first time since 2005 that opinions of him have been more positive than negative,” says Jeffrey M. Jones, a Gallup analyst.

Republicans still give the former president a kindly 87 percent favorability rating in a survey released Tuesday. That’s up 14 points from a similar poll four years ago.


Predictably, less than a quarter of Democrats have warm feelings toward Mr. Bush. Still, it’s better than the previous survey, when only 10 percent of Democrats gave him a positive review.

Find the complete poll here.