AMERICAblog notes that a recent poll found that not only is Mitt Romney less popular than Obama, he is also less popular than George W. Bush.

This is what I mean when I talk about charisma.  I mean, I like Bush better than Romney.  I don’t know why.  Bush seems like a more easy-going guy, I guess.  There’s no logical reason for it; I’ve never met either of them.  And say what you want about Romney, but he does not have a proven track record anything like Bush’s.  Romney didn’t preside over the beginning of one of the worst recessions in history.  Romney didn’t declare major combat operations had ended in a highly controversial military operation that would continue for another eight and a half years.  It’s totally irrational.

Seriously, Bush became a two-term President almost entirely because of his mysterious ability to seem more likeable than other guys.