Monday, May 08, 2006

Bush Approval Sinks to a New Low...AGAIN.

By Susan Page,
USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — President Bush's approval rating has slumped to 31% in a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, the lowest of his presidency and a warning sign for Republicans in the November elections.

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Bush's fall is being fueled by erosion among support from conservatives and Republicans. In the poll, 52% of conservatives and 68% of Republicans approved of the job he is doing. Both are record lows among those groups.

Moderates gave him an approval rating of 28%, liberals of 7%.

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"Historically it's been pretty devastating to presidents at this level," Franklin says. Even Republican members of Congress are "now so worried about their electoral fortunes in November that he has less leverage with them than he normally would with his own party controlling Congress."

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8 comments:

Kvatch said...

Oh so close to the Nixonian 20's. I'm so ready.

mikevotes said...

Every once in awhile, I have these moments when the historical context of this presidency snaps in around the day to day disbelief. This poll was one of those moments.

It's just mindboggling how we got to where we are now when you think back to 2000.

Mike

copy editor said...

No wonder he likes fishing so much!

james said...

Kvatch:

Oh you and me both!!

Mike:

Yeah shows you how good they snowed the country.

Copy Editor:

Yeah, no kidding.

Zen Unbound said...

Here's the latest, James: 31% in the CBS News/NY Times Poll, too, that was releases a day after USA Today/Gallup.

The way things are going, he should be in negative numbers within a year.

james said...

Tom:

Yeah, he'll probably surpass even Nixon!! Now that takes some work!

Helen Wheels said...

Good lord that picture is funny.

james said...

Helen:

Yeah it's a classic that I ripped from the Randi Rhodes show. It's one of my favorites. ;)