WASHINGTON (CNN) - How does the American public feel about George W. Bush's record as the president prepares for a speech to the country on Thursday night?
More than six in ten Americans disapprove of how Bush is handling his job, according to a CNN-Opinion Research Corporation poll out Thursday morning. The same number feels that President Bush’s policies are moving the country in the wrong direction.
Mr. Bush’s approval rating, now at 36 percent, is unchanged from our last poll conducted in August. Bush’s approval numbers have hovered around the mid-30s since the start of the year.
How does the president stack up against the Democratic majority in Congress? 50 percent say the policies of the Democratic leaders would move the country in the right direction; only 34 percent feel that way about Mr. Bush. The CNN-Opinion Research Corporation Poll questioned 1,017 adult Americans between September 7 and 9. The survey’s sampling error is plus or minus three percentage points.