Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Bush's approval ratings slip to new low

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush's approval ratings have sunk to a personal low, with only a third of Americans saying they approve of the way he is handling his job, a national poll released Monday said.

In the telephone poll of 1,012 adult Americans carried out Friday through Sunday by Opinion Research Corporation for CNN, 32 percent of respondents said they approve of Bush's performance, 60 percent said they disapprove and 8 percent said they do not know.

That's a significant drop from the way Americans perceived the president a year ago. In a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll carried out April 29-May 1, 2005, Americans were split on their assessments of Bush's performance, with 48 percent saying they approved and 49 percent saying they disapproved.

CNN's poll has a sampling error of plus-or-minus 3 percentage points for most questions.

It was one of four conducted within the past 10 days that have yielded similar results: a Pew Center poll carried out April 7-16 gave Bush a 35 percent approval rating; a Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll carried out last Tuesday and Wednesday gave him a 33 percent approval rating; and an American Research Group poll carried out Tuesday through Friday gave him a 34 percent approval rating.

Asked whether the term "strong and decisive leader" describes Bush, 46 percent said yes, down from 62 percent who said they felt that way in a CNN/USA Today/Gallup survey carried out July 22-24, 2005.

Asked whether "honest and trustworthy" describes the president, 40 percent said yes, down from 56 percent in a survey carried out April 1-2 last year.


Blogger stefan said...

Americans are a little slow on the uptake sometimes but we're basically practical people of old pioneer stock. Now it's Bush's second term and eventually we figure things out. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice... :)

Hey guys myself and my blog are back, and since I'm graduating in two weeks and will have loads of new time, I'd say we're here to stay :]


April 26, 2006 3:56 am  
Anonymous Douglas JE Barnes said...

Call me a pessimist, but I don't see this as 68% comiing to their senses. I just keep wondering what the hell is wrong with the 32% that supports him.

( Sorry Djeb ,I had to cut and paste your comment from Haloscan so this is a copy . _H_ )

May 02, 2006 6:49 pm  

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