So Gallup just released the latest approve/disapprove poll for Mr. Bush
, and it isn't good. Correction it is very bad.
A new Gallup Poll finds a decline in George W. Bush's job approval rating. After standing at 49% approval in the prior two CNN/USA Today/Gallup polls conducted this month, now just 44% of Americans say they approve of Bush, a new low mark for the president. The poll also shows a drop in Bush's favorable rating to 48%, which is the first time it has dropped below 50% since Gallup began tracking this opinion in 1999. Four in 10 Americans are satisfied with the way things are going in the country, which is essentially unchanged from early July.
The July 25-28 Gallup Poll finds 44% of Americans approving and 51% disapproving of the job Bush is doing as president. Bush's prior low approval rating was 45%, which occurred once in March and once again in June of this year.
The MoE is +/-3.0%
This was a surprising result,
while Repubs hold true to dear leader, Dems seem to be warming up to him. This is probably just a shift in how the polls were taken WRT Repub to Dem ratios. However, where this poll really hurts is the avalanche of support from the independents
, lets hope they want change in 2006 and then let's hope the Dems can make it happen.
Now, what you've been waiting for
and why Bush's numbers will drop next time around...
The White House gave its strongest signal yet on Friday that President Bush will soon bypass the Senate and appoint John Bolton to become the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
This is the same guy who, conveniently, forgot
that he was interviewed by the State Department inspector general when asked by a congressional confirmation hearing for his nomination as U.N. ambassador.
I'd bet he'll be under 44 in the next poll that gets released.