Thursday, October 13, 2005

Bush’s Approval Ratings Continue To Die…And That’s Not All.

MSNBC is reporting that according to a poll conducted by NBC and the Wall Street Journal, President Bush’s approval ratings have slipped to just 39%. But that’s not all.

The NBC-WSJ poll found that only a measly 28% of Americans believe the country is headed in the right direction, in another new low.

The poll has shown that Bush’s approval ratings have continued to decline since NBC/WSJ conducted their last poll in September, in a time in which Bush has made several visits to the Gulf Coast, and made a prime-time speech from New Orleans, promising to rebuild, events that should have helped the unpopular President.

The poll also found that only 24% believe former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay’s (R-TX) comments that the charges against him are politically motivated, while 65% believe that potential illegal activity occurred. Similarly, only 28% say the charges against the Senate Majority Leader, Bill Frist (R-TN) have little merit, while 57% say potential illegal activity occurred.

But the most surprising numbers to come out of the poll, is that in the largest margin between the parties in 11 years, only 39% of those polled said they want a Republican-controlled Congress, while 48% say they want a Democratic-controlled Congress.


Blogger MiamiMiami said...


We've seen the headline over and over that George Bush's poll numbers are now lower than they've ever been. By these reports, you would think such low poll numbers were unprecedented. Bush, who once enjoyed high poll numbers, has hit rock bottom of late. Blame for Katrina, Iraq, gas prices and on and on. An average of his approval rating among various polls is about 40%. Low? Yes. Unprecedented? Hardly. Let's look at the lowest approval rating of previous presidents:

Bush Sr. 29%
LBJ 35%
Clinton 37%
Reagan 35%
Nixon 24%
Ford 37%
Carter 28%
Well, at an average 40% approval rating low, it looks like George W. Bush has bested the lowest approval rating of his predecessors. Besides, who cares about Bush's approval rating? He's a lame's not like he's going to ever be running for office again.

Leave it to the media to continually report a non-story.

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