Tuesday, April 22, 2008

67% Disapproval

Graph from USA/Gallup (original is interactive with details)

USA Today reports a Bush record:
WASHINGTON — President Bush has set a record he'd presumably prefer to avoid: the highest disapproval rating of any president in the 70-year history of the Gallup Poll.

In a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken Friday through Sunday, 28% of Americans approve of the job Bush is doing; 69% disapprove. The approval rating matches the low point of his presidency, and the disapproval sets a new high for any president since Franklin Roosevelt.

The previous record of 67% was reached by Harry Truman in January 1952, when the United States was enmeshed in the Korean War.
[Emphasis mine]

Atrios notes that this poll has only been taken since Roosevelt, so the phrase "since Franklin Roosevelt" is not a comparison with FDR.

The composition of the 28% who approve is something that intrigues me. Once you eliminate the multi-millionaires who like their tax cuts, the military-industrial complex, and the energy executives - who all benefit enormously - who remains? What is it about this walking disaster that appeals to them?
--the BB

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow looks like he has clearly eroded even his hawkish evangelical base! Amazing.

Just shows that this election is for the Democrats to lose. What scares me is that they are very good at snatching defeat from the jaw of victory.

I'm actually surprised that there are still a fair number of people reporting "no opinion" a number which has been fairly consistent through the entire administration. Probably doesn't mean anything but just an observation.