TONY Blair was thrilled last night after only 75% of Daily Mash readers said he would be remembered as a "fecking twunt".
The poll result vindicates Blair's efforts in recent weeks to secure a legacy that was not 100% abusive.
Wayne Hayes, professor of politics at Glasgow Clyde University, said: "This is an astonishing result for Tony Blair.
"I was sure that 100% of people would say he was a fecking twunt. I now have to eat my hat and it's a nice hat so I'm quite upset."
Professor Hayes said Blair would be "particularly pleased" that 11% described him as the 'Heir to Margaret Thatcher'.
"As a young politician Blair used to lie awake at night thinking of Margaret Thatcher. There was often quite a bit of noise involved."
He added: "The 9% who described Blair as the 'Saviour of the Labour Party' means that John Reid obviously spends most of his time voting in online opinion polls.
"And the fact that 5% said he would be remembered as the 'Liberator of Iraq' shows that many, many more psychiatric wards now have access to the Daily Mash website."
Meanwhile President Bush has paid his tribute to Mr Blair. In an interview with the Sun, he said: "I've heard he's been called Bush's poodle. He's bigger than that. He's my Labrador."