5.) George H.W. Bush's Iraq War Rally

  • 06/18/2019 12:00 AM
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  • by: AAN Staff
5.) George H.W. Bush's Iraq War Rally
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With the collapse of the Soviet Union and America's decisive victory against Saddam Hussein's forces, George H.W. Bush's job approval rating laid well above average for most of his presidency. 

After victory in the Persian Gulf War, Bush received an 89 percent approval rating. In head-to-head matchups with generic Democrats, Bush held a commanding lead.

His numbers were so formidable that leading Democrats passed on running for president.

Less than two years later, Bush Sr. lost decisively to a heretofore little known Arkansas Governor: Bill Clinton.

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