2005/01/11

Bush approval rating dropping - Thank goodness

Bush's approval rating is at 49 percent in the AP poll with 49 percent disapproving among all of those polled. His job approval is in the high 40s or low 50s in several other recent polls — as low as any job approval rating for a re-elected president at the start of the second term in more than 50 years.

Congress is viewed even more negatively — a troubling sign for Bush and Congress as they tackle such proposals as creating private accounts for those in the Social Security system, overhauling the federal tax code and limiting lawsuit damages. Read More

Bush and Congress are about to tackle ambitious projects — creating private accounts for those in the Social Security system, overhauling the federal tax code and limiting lawsuit damages. Those tasks will be all the more difficult with the tepid poll ratings for both Bush and Congress.

About four in 10, 41 percent, approve of the job Congress is doing, while 53 percent disapprove, according to the poll conducted for the AP by Ipsos Public Affairs.

The nation’s sharply partisan split is responsible for Bush’s job ratings.

They take a dim view of his handling of Iraq, with 44 percent approving and 54 percent disapproving, according to the poll of 1,001 adults. It was taken Jan. 3-5 and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. Read More

A continued slide in support for the war in Iraq has kept President Bush's overall job approval rating in California at just 42 percent, a new survey found.

The poll released Monday by the Survey and Policy Research Institute at San Jose State University found that 60 percent of California adults disapprove of the president's handling of Iraq and do not believe that the war in Iraq was worth fighting. In September, just 54 percent said the war was not worth it.

Californians also continue to give Bush poor marks on his economic policies, with just 39 percent saying they approve of his handling of the economy. Also, 52 percent said they do not believe Bush tells the truth. Read More

Yes, we're partisan. We predict Bush will make an even greater spectacle of himself in the next four years than he did in the first. Consider his upcoming inauguaration. Now that's a true spectacle considering the amount of money that will be spent and in light of so many in the world starving and dying of disease. Swear him in. Forgo the expensive party and donate the money to a worth cause. Who needs it. How do you party in the midst of so much tragedy?

5 Comments:

"Also, 52 percent said they do not believe Bush tells the truth"

LOL. Still.... it's encouraging :-)
1/11/2005 10:06:00 pm  
Yes, I realize I'm grasping at straws here. But, it helps to see the whole of America is not totally ignorant of this man's ineptitude and that's being nice.
1/11/2005 11:20:00 pm  
I'm not real clear why a "re-inauguration" is required for a sitting President, regardless of who they are. Seems like a big waste of money at any time, but especially now.
1/12/2005 07:15:00 pm  
I agree AlmstHvn. It's a big waste of money. But, Bush has a mandate to use all the money and he's going to do it.
1/13/2005 12:30:00 am  
I'm with you guys. Who needs a party the second time around, especially since the security has to be so tight. It appears that they believe they are in danger. Probably afraid of pissed off americans.
1/13/2005 03:58:00 am  

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