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%