Closing In On Laying Claim To Being The Most Unpopular President In American History
How bad can Bush's approval ratings possibly get? New polling shows they have now sunk below what was previously believed to be the absolute base line - that is, the Republican base who would vouch support for President Bush come hell or high water, along with losing the support of the evangelical base that helped him to win two terms in the White House.
In early July, a nationwide poll showed only 30% of Americans approved of the job he was doing as president. Now it's down to a stunning 25% approval rating.
These numbers show that even hardcore, stalwart Republicans and Christian conservatives are turning against the president, and in rapidly increasing numbers :
These numbers take Bush into a zone where more Americans disapprove of the job he is doing as president than those who disapproved of President Nixon, during the Watergate scandal.
A total of 71% of Americans say they disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president according to the latest survey from the American Research Group.
Among all Americans, 25% approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president and 71% disapprove. When it comes to Bush's handling of the economy, 23% approve and 73% disapprove.
Among Americans registered to vote, 27% approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president and 70% disapprove. When it comes to the way Bush is handling the economy, 23% of registered voters approve of the way Bush is handling the economy and 72% disapprove.
This is the highest level of disapproval and lowest level of approval for the Bush presidency recorded in monthly surveys by the American Research Group.
It's been claimed before, and on this blog as well, but within months President Bush may officially become the most unpopular president in American history.