Bush's approval rating at new low

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    http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/03/19/bush.poll/index.html

    From Paul Steinhauser
    CNN Deputy Political Director

    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Just 31 percent of Americans approve of how President Bush is handling his job, according to a poll released Wednesday, the fifth anniversary of the start of the Iraq war

    Sixty-seven percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey disapprove of the president's performance.
    The 31 percent approval number is a new low for Bush in CNN polling, and 40 points lower than the president's number at the start of the Iraq war.
    "Bush's approval rating five years ago, at the start of the Iraq war, was 71 percent, and that 40-point drop is almost identical to the drop President Lyndon Johnson faced during the Vietnam War," said CNN polling director Keating Holland.
    "Johnson's approval rating was 74 percent just before Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin resolution in 1964, which effectively authorized the Vietnam War. Four years later, his approval was down to 35 percent, a 39-point drop that is statistically identical to what Bush has faced so far over the length of the Iraq war," he said.
    Predictably, Democrats and Republicans don't see eye to eye when it comes to Bush: 64 percent of Republicans approve of Bush's job performance, while just 9 percent of Democrats do.
    The president's approval rating has been below 35 percent since October and has not cracked 40 percent since September 2006.

    Still, Bush's approval number is still better than the lowest number for his father, George H.W. Bush, who bottomed out at 29 percent in July 1992; Jimmy Carter, who fell to 28 percent in June 1979; Richard Nixon, at 24 percent in July and August of 1974; and Harry Truman, who dipped to 22 percent in 1952.

    "Lame-duck presidents presiding over unpopular wars or struggling economies have gotten low approval ratings in the past." Holland said.
    "By contrast, lame ducks like Ronald Reagan, Dwight Eisenhower and Bill Clinton had robust approval ratings in their final years in office, but each one was presiding over good economic times and a country at peace."

    :clap2: Way to go george!
     
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    I think we have a significant number of those last remaining 31% dead enders of this board.
     
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    Bush's approval rating at new low

    And why am I not surprised...
     
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    Yeah and Congress's approval rating is like 19%.....:clap2:
    Long live the Democratic Congress....Approval rating's don't show anything but a disgust with government. Which I happen to believe both sides are guilty of ruining favorable public opinion toward the government. Bush's planning for the war consisted of going to the bathroom one night and coming up with the 'strategery' on the crapper. Congress can't spend enough money, to this and that, while the federal deficit is multiplying by the second. Just the right government in place, let me tell you.:clap2:
     
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    No No, the minority republicans are the reason congress is at 19 percent, don't cha know?
     
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    None of them compare to YOU as a deadender, if they are here, that's for damned sure.
     
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    I love how republicans always point to congress whenever Bush's shitty ratings come up, as if congress is this monolithic democratic outfit. It is nearly 50/50...and what people don't LIKE about congress is that they can't seem to get much done..and the biggest reason for that is the republicans in the senate.

    and another tidbit the republicans always tend to ignore is the fact that every single time - since before the 2006 midterms -that poll respondents have been asked to grade the democrats IN congress against the republicans IN congress, the democrats have ALWAYS been rated higher.:rofl:
     
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    You apparently are blind....but keep your chin up.:eusa_whistle:
    I'm not a Republican, damn I don't know how many times I have to post this.
    I am a registered Independent, I will admit I am conservative in my values. That doesn't mean I have never voted Democrat because I have. Americans distrust their government, period! Republicans and Democrats but if it makes you feel better I will say Republicans again for you.
     
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    who is blind? the post you quoted was in response to RGS, not you. You're an independent. good for you. irrelevant to my response to RGS who is a republican.
     
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    It wasn't congress that lead us into a needless war and it wasn't congress that has allowed our economy to nearly go belly up. No one has ever heard of tax cuts during a war. Now the red ink is drowning us!

    That is the GOP platform....TAX CUTS...TAX CUTS...TAX CUTS
     

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