This is from January 2018, but still:
Six in 10 Americans, 61%, say they now have a favorable view of [George W. Bush] . . . nearly double the 33% who gave him a favorable mark when he left the White House in January 2009. . . .
His mark is lower than Barack Obama’s 66% favorable rating in the same poll . . .
Everybody’s talkin bout polarization, but here you have it. It seems that a politician can have clear majority appeal, as long as he’s retired.