Saturday, September 10, 2005

Bush’s Conservative Base Is Dwindling.

The Washington Post is reporting that in the mist of Bush’s handling of the disaster left by Hurricane Katrina, he is rapidly losing support from his conservative base. Several polls show that Bush’s approval ratings stand at all time lows. However, his disapproval among Democrats and independents have remained steady, while his approval rating among Republicans is dropping.

The latest national survey by the The Pew Research Center shows Bush’s approval ratings have dropped to an all time low for the poll of only 40%. However, a look at the detailed results show that the shift in numbers are coming from Republicans. In July Bush had a 88% approval rating among Republicans, but that has dropped to 79%. When taking into account Bush’s increase in his disapproval numbers, there’s been a change of 18% that not in favor to the President.

Pew found that 67% of Americans believed Bush could have done more to speed up relief efforts, while only 28% think he did all he could. 85% of Democrats and 71% of independents think that Bush could have done more, with 40% of Republicans saying he could have done more.

An AP-Ipsos poll shows that Bush’s approval ratings are just 39%, with 65% saying the country is heading in the wrong direction, up from 59% last month.

Additionally, polls from CBS and Zogby show disapproval with Bush’s response to the hurricane at 58% and 60%, respectively. Additionally, the Zogby poll shows Bush’s approval ratings at all time lows as well.

4 Comments:

Blogger Mark H. Foxwell said...

Not hearing much from miamimiami lately, are you Alva?

Yes, there is nothing these righties like like a good debate, let the facts favor whoever is right.

Hah.

6:46 PM  
Blogger Alva Goldbook said...

mark,
in all fairness to miami, he may be out of town. i take everything he says with a giant grain of salt, but he claims to be a firefighter, and i think he mentioned he was going to go to the Gulf region to help out. If that is the case, then even though he's a jackass, we should applaud him for doing so.

2:47 AM  
Anonymous charmaine said...

Oh, I'm sure miamimiami will be back. The lower Bush's numbers go, the more shrill and insipid his diehard base becomes.

Very nice blog, Alva. Good coverage, good links, and a wide range of topics.

12:12 PM  
Blogger Alva Goldbook said...

thanks charmane. i try. this blog was originally conceieved as a left wing news outlet that gives you the major stories without having to read 10 pages of details, and secondly as a place to put my essays. the comments section is meant as a place to encourage discussion of the topics. so far, i think it's worked out quite well.

2:08 AM  

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