Washington (CNN) – Americans' views of George W. Bush's presidency have improved since he left office, according to a new national poll. But a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday also indicates that four in ten continue to say that Bush was a poor president, and another third rate him as average.
In January, 2009, at the end of his second term, one in five said that Bush was a good president or one of the greatest. That number is up to 28 percent now, indicating how much Bush's stock has risen with the passage of time.
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"But four in ten persist in calling him a poor president - higher than the number who felt that way in previous polls about Bush's father, Bill Clinton, or Ronald Reagan - which shows how much ground Bush has yet to make up in the public's mind, if not in the history books," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
The survey's release comes one day after the former president was interviewed by CNN's Candy Crowley in a special edition of State of the Union.
The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted November 11-14, with 1,014 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey's overall sampling error is plus or minus three percentage points.
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– CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report