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%
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.
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.
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.
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.
How low can Bush's ratings go??? Ratings still better than democratic Congress.
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.
As low as bogus polls want to go.
The funny thing about the President's approval ratings is that they are consistently a lot higher than Congress's approval ratings.
As low as biased polls want to rate him.
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.
When the numbers hit 10-20%, we'll hear serious calls for impeachment, even if the votes aren't there for conviction.
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?