June 14th, 2007
12:47 PM ET
3 years ago

How low can his ratings go?

WASHINGTON DC (CNN) - More poll problems today for President George W. Bush. The president’s approval rating stands at 29% in a new NBC/Wall Street Journal survey out last night. That’s the lowest mark ever for Mr. Bush in their poll.

The president fares little better in today’s poll of polls computed by CNN. We took the president’s approval ratings from the six most recent national polls, and the average comes to 32%.

"Bush's approval first dropped to this level more than a year ago,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “His approval rating has been below 40% in every single national poll conducted this year, and in six of those polls he has dropped below 30%."

The numbers come as the president tries to rescue the immigration reform bill that’s stalled on Capitol Hill. The legislation has angered many Americans, especially conservatives, because the bill allows for a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Many on the right consider that “amnesty.” Mr. Bush and other supporters of the reform measure disagree with that charge.

– CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser

Bush Approval Rating Poll of Polls


NBC/Wall Street Journal          June 8-11          29%
Quinnipiac                       June 5-11          28%
L.A. Times/Bloomberg             June 7-10          34%
Fox News/Opinion Dynamics        June 5-6           34%
AP/Ipsos                         June 4-6           32%
USA Today/Gallup                 June 1-3           32%

AVERAGE = 32%

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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Matt Houston, Texas

    To be fair, you should also show the approval rating for Congress. I think it is as low or lower. Not that I think it isnt directly tied to the uncompromising president.

    June 14, 2007 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  2. Matt, Austin, Texas

    The low approval rating for Congress is just as deserved as dubya's. The American people put this Congress into office so that they could end the war, and what do they do? The wuss out and take a timetable out of the Iraq War spending bill.

    If Congress keeps successfully passing spending bills that dubya continues to veto, guess whose fault that is: dubya's. It's very well known that the American people voted the way they did in 2006 because they want to end the war. So when the Congress directly causes an extension of this war, clearly the people are going to disapprove of the job they're doing.

    June 14, 2007 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  3. Connie, Louisville, Tn.

    Bush has said he didn't care if nobody approved of his actions except his wife and his dog. I guess that counts as 2 points approval.

    June 14, 2007 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  4. Chuck, Chattanooga, TN

    All Bush has to do is demand a recount like he did against Gore in the 2000 elections. I'm certain you'll see different poll numbers then.

    June 14, 2007 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  5. josh embry, austin, tx

    How low can Bush's ratings go??? Ratings still better than democratic Congress.

    June 14, 2007 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  6. asdfa

    i imagnie they can go lower. he has managed to completly squander the convservative coalition that was so strong. He has ruined the GOP party and I hate him for it.

    He does not represent GOP princples. i don't know what he represents, but people don't like it, including myself.

    someone please save us.

    June 14, 2007 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  7. Hammond, Brunswick, ME

    As low as bogus polls want to go.

    June 14, 2007 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  8. J. Turchek, Stuart VA

    The funny thing about the President's approval ratings is that they are consistently a lot higher than Congress's approval ratings.

    June 14, 2007 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  9. Hammond

    As low as biased polls want to rate him.

    June 15, 2007 07:20 am at 7:20 am |
  10. DMW, Roeland Park, KS

    The article is not about Congress. Congress always has bad ratings whether they are Democratic or Republican. We all know they are liars.

    The sad thing about Bush is that he feels we elected him King and he will not follow the rule of law. This is a very secretive, above the rule of law, I don't care what the majority of Americans think, etc. type of President. It is my hope next time we pick someone with character and not just someone we 'like' or we think is 'religious'. Those attributes cost the America its our leadership position in the world and it will take time to recover.

    June 15, 2007 07:25 am at 7:25 am |
  11. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    When the numbers hit 10-20%, we'll hear serious calls for impeachment, even if the votes aren't there for conviction.

    June 15, 2007 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  12. Fabio Escobar, Amherst NY

    How convenient: not even a mention of the even-lower congressional numbers. Could it be because such a mention wouldn't serve CNN's liberal agenda?

    Hmmm.

    June 16, 2007 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |