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Monday, June 25, 2007

Bush Poll - Lowest

How Low Can He Go?

President Bush registers the lowest approval rating of his presidency—making him the least popular president since Nixon—in the new NEWSWEEK Poll.

Gerald Herbert / AP
Iraq isn't the only issue dragging Bush's approval ratings down

WEB EXCLUSIVE
By Marcus Mabry
Newsweek
Updated: 10:49 a.m. CT June 21, 2007

June 21, 2007 - In 19 months, George W. Bush will leave the White House for the last time. The latest NEWSWEEK Poll suggests that he faces a steep climb if he hopes to coax the country back to his side before he goes. In the new poll, conducted Monday and Tuesday nights, President Bush’s approval rating has reached a record low. Only 26 percent of Americans, just over one in four, approve of the job the 43rd president is doing; while, a record 65 percent disapprove, including nearly a third of Republicans.

The new numbers—a 2 point drop from the last NEWSWEEK Poll at the beginning of May—are statistically unchanged, given the poll’s 4 point margin of error. But the 26 percent rating puts Bush lower than Jimmy Carter, who sunk to his nadir of 28 percent in a Gallup poll in June 1979. In fact, the only president in the last 35 years to score lower than Bush is Richard Nixon. Nixon’s approval rating tumbled to 23 percent in January 1974, seven months before his resignation over the botched Watergate break-in.

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The war in Iraq continues to drag Bush down. A record 73 percent of Americans disapprove of the job Bush has done handling Iraq. Despite “the surge” in U.S. forces into Baghdad and Iraq’s western Anbar province, a record-low 23 percent of Americans approve of the president’s actions in Iraq, down 5 points since the end of March.

But the White House cannot pin his rating on the war alone. Bush scores record or near record lows on every major issue: from the economy (34 percent approve, 60 percent disapprove) to health care (28 percent approve, 61 percent disapprove) to immigration (23 percent approve, 63 percent disapprove). And—in the worst news, perhaps, for the crowded field of Republicans hoping to succeed Bush in 2008—50 percent of Americans disapprove of the president’s handling of terrorism and homeland security. Only 43 percent approve, on an issue that has been the GOP’s trump card in national elections since 9/11.

If there is any good news for Bush and the Republicans in the latest NEWSWEEK Poll, it’s that the Democratic-led Congress fares even worse than the president. Only 25 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing.

In the scariest news for the Democratic candidates seeking their party’s nomination in 2008, even rank-and-file Democrats are unhappy with Congress, which is narrowly controlled by their party. Only 27 percent of Democrats approve of the job Congress is doing, a statistically insignificant difference from the 25 percent of Republicans and 25 percent of independents who approve of Congress.

Overall, 63 percent of Americans disapprove of the job Congress is doing, including 60 percent of Democrats, 67 percent of Republicans and 64 percent of Independents. Apparently, voters aren’t happy with anyone in Washington these days.

© 2007 Newsweek, Inc. |


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WA: Unfortunately, this poll will not deter Bush and his Masters; he is a megalomaniac who believes he cannot be wrong and he, the Neocons and his Masters will not give up their plot to take control of the world's resources. None care what the hoi polloi, the "lesser beings", think nor do they care about public disapproval. The only hope is that the public will finally get so outraged that they will become virulently vociferous enough to influence the Gutless Wonders on the Hill to do the right thing, impeach and prosecute Bush, Cheney and the other criminals, and repeal all the fascist, dictatorial laws Bush and Cheny pushed through.

Keep on plugging, fellow activist bloggers. Arouse the sheeple to arise!
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Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Rather than “how low can Bush go,” my question is “who will follow him?” I didn’t think he’d be re-elected, but our gullible electorate did. Now is the time to look to the future and work to assure that the next administration is one that is responsive to the needs of our citizens and all of the peoples of the world.

Monday, June 25, 2007 8:12:00 AM

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David Cho said...

Looking like you got rid of the pesky problem!

To Bush, it's been always us-against-them. Now the legions of "them" include the majority of the American people, not just Al Queda. What a sad and simplistic world he lives in.

Monday, June 25, 2007 10:21:00 AM

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enigma4ever said...

Oh, how I have waited to say this.....( this is Enigma very quietly gloating - no joy ...just expectation)....Nixon's numbers were propped up numbers 26%-28% the WHOLE of his Watergate Summer...poor man had to deal with a Horrendous War that was hated by the masses, Unstable recessional economy, rising gas prices, and Too Many Liberals asking too many Questions......( sound familiar ???).....BUT there is ONE thing Missing- by that Hot Fatefilled summer the Media joined the masses in saying WHAT THE ?????

The Media for the most part is still treating him like a struggling leader....serving his plight to us with tea and sympathy....They should be storming this administration and the White House- and it ain't happening....the Media is focused on the Next Election already- but they have not done their job exposing the Blunders of this Administration......

BUT that being said- I do love hearing Bush compared Daily to Nixon...makes my heart sing..

Monday, June 25, 2007 11:29:00 AM

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Worried said...

Thank you for your input Friends.We appreciate your input.

David: No, not rid of it. Just working twice as long to post because of the problems. No solution so far.

Monday, June 25, 2007 5:20:00 PM

Progressive Traditionalist said...

Hello, Worried.
The thing about those statistics that really gets me is that, after Nixon's dip down to 23%, his approval rating went back up.

Also, wondering how much of Mr Bush's low approval stems from the foreclosures in the housing market, and mortgage rate adjustments.
I think people are starting to realize that the stock market is kept artificially high by the re-packaging and re-selling of debt rather than actual production, and that the boasting of how good the economy is doing isn't touching the middle class (except to thump them).

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 12:28:00 AM

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5 Comments:

  • At Monday, June 25, 2007 9:12:00 AM , Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

    Rather than “how low can Bush go,” my question is “who will follow him?” I didn’t think he’d be re-elected, but our gullible electorate did. Now is the time to look to the future and work to assure that the next administration is one that is responsive to the needs of our citizens and all of the peoples of the world.

     
  • At Monday, June 25, 2007 11:21:00 AM , Blogger David Cho said...

    Looking like you got rid of the pesky problem!

    To Bush, it's been always us-against-them. Now the legions of "them" include the majority of the American people, not just Al Queda. What a sad and simplistic world he lives in.

     
  • At Monday, June 25, 2007 12:29:00 PM , Blogger enigma4ever said...

    Oh, how I have waited to say this.....( this is Enigma very quietly gloating - no joy ...just expectation)....Nixon's numbers were propped up numbers 26%-28% the WHOLE of his Watergate Summer...poor man had to deal with a Horrendous War that was hated by the masses, Unstable recessional economy, rising gas prices, and Too Many Liberals asking too many Questions......( sound familiar ???).....BUT there is ONE thing Missing- by that Hot Fatefilled summer the Media joined the masses in saying WHAT THE ?????

    The Media for the most part is still treating him like a struggling leader....serving his plight to us with tea and sympathy....They should be storming this administration and the White House- and it ain't happening....the Media is focused on the Next Election already- but they have not done their job exposing the Blunders of this Administration......

    BUT that being said- I do love hearing Bush compared Daily to Nixon...makes my heart sing..

     
  • At Monday, June 25, 2007 6:20:00 PM , Blogger Worried said...

    Thank you for your input Friends.We appreciate your input.

    David: No, not rid of it. Just working twice as long to post because of the problems. No solution so far.

     
  • At Wednesday, June 27, 2007 1:28:00 AM , Blogger Progressive Traditionalist said...

    Hello, Worried.
    The thing about those statistics that really gets me is that, after Nixon's dip down to 23%, his approval rating went back up.

    Also, wondering how much of Mr Bush's low approval stems from the foreclosures in the housing market, and mortgage rate adjustments.
    I think people are starting to realize that the stock market is kept artificially high by the re-packaging and re-selling of debt rather than actual production, and that the boasting of how good the economy is doing isn't touching the middle class (except to thump them).

     

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