There is no way to make this stuff up.
Here’s one more way to measure Mitt Romney’s unpopularity: He’s less popular than George W. Bush, the last Republican president who’s so unpopular he didn’t speak at the Republican National Convention and gave his endorsement of Romney while leaping into an elevator. A Bloomberg poll released this week finds 49 percent of likely voters see Bush unfavorably while 46 percent see him favorably. That beats Romney’s results — 50 percent see him unfavorably and 43 percent view him favorably, as the Dallas Morning News’ Tom Benning points out. This poll does not appear to be an outlier in showing Romney’s unpopularity.