Friday, January 27, 2006

Bush ratings lowest ever

The LA Times reports:
WASHINGTON — As President Bush prepares for next week's State of the Union address, he faces widespread discontent over his job performance and the nation's direction that could threaten his party in the 2006 election, a Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll has found.

In the survey, 43% of Americans said they approved of Bush's performance as president — his weakest showing ever in a Times poll.

He received even lower marks for his handling of the economy, healthcare and Iraq — especially from women, who the poll found had turned against him on several fronts. And by a 2-1 ratio, those surveyed said the nation needed to change direction from the overall course Bush had set.
It's no better in a CBS/NYT poll:
(CBS) President Bush's approval rating is stuck at a dismal 42 percent as he heads into next week's State of the Union address, according to the latest CBS News/New York Times poll.

Fifty-one percent of Americans give him a negative job approval rating. It's the first time in his presidency he'll give a State of the Union speech with a majority of the residents of the country saying they disapprove of the job he's doing.
Hat tip: Political Wire.


At 11:18 AM, Blogger XOut said...

No doubt - 43% is not a very solid number for George Bush.

On the other hand, having a 45% approval rating (Survey USA 11/5/2005) a year out from your reelection and prior to a having a major scandal break out in your administration is a significantly worse place to be. Isn’t that right Governor Doyle?


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