Thursday, June 16, 2005

The boy who was president

In a CBS News/New York Times poll out Thursday, more than half the public disapproves of the job he's doing. And it gets worse from there:

Only 39 percent approve of his handling of the economy.
Only 39 percent approve of his handling of foreign policy.
Only 37 percent approve of his handling of the war in Iraq.
Only 25 percent approve of his handling of Social Security.

Only the campaign against terrorism gets the approval of more than half those questioned. The biggest drop off is among Americans aged 30 to 44. In just the past month, his approval rating in that group has fallen 14 points.

Complete Results: The New York Times Poll

61% of Americans think the country has seriously gotten off the wrong track.
33% approve of the way Congress is handling its job.
61% think George Bush does not have the same priorities as you have.
66% of Americans are uneasy about his approach to make the right decisions regarding Social Sercurity.
48% believe the Democratic Party is more likely to make the right decision regarding Social Security. 31% think Republicans.
51% of Americans believe the United States should have stayed out of Iraq.

With poll numbers this bad it makes you wonder what Rove has up his sleeve. Pretty damn scary.


13 Fox said...

When have we ever had a President who has been 100%?

Snave said...

I'm not sure we've ever had one at 100%.

On the other hand, when was the last time we had a president who was in the low 40% range and threatening to go lower? I think it has been a while. I'm not sure Clinton even had ratings that low during the time of his impeachment...

I'm curious about who has had the highest recorded presidential approval rating. I believe Bush Sr. was pretty far up there around the time of Gulf War I.

I agree, Fred, it's pretty scary to contemplate what they might be cooking up to get the public opinion back in their favor. I think they value favorable polls more than they might be letting on.

Fred said...

Clinton was at over 60% approval rating during and after impeachment. Goes to show what Americans think of Billy vs. the guy in office now.