24 April, 2006

Bush Is Running On Fumes; Two More National Polls Put His Approval At Lowest-Ever Levels

CNN/USA Today and Gallup released a poll late this afternoon that shows President Bush's approval rating hitting a new low - 32%. That's down from 36% in March for this particular poll. It seems gasoline prices may be playing a roll in the sliding poll numbers. Of those polled, 70% said they would be "very worried" if gas prices doubled - as some analysts suggest may happen. Another 21% said they would be somewhat worried. Sixty-nine percent said rising gas prices have caused financial hardship in their household already.

Boy how times change. I did a Google search to find today's CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll and came across this one - posted in early November of 2001, less than a month after 9/11.

1. Question: Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president?

Approve

Disapprove

No opinion

National Adults (Nov 2-4)

87

9

4

National Adults (Oct 19-21)

88

9

3

Anyway, back to the here and now.

The American Research Group also released a presidential approval poll today. In that one Bush polls at 34%, while 31% approve of his handling of the economy. A total of 67% of Americans rate the economy as bad, very bad or terrible, and 67% of Americans feel their own financial situations are getting worse.

2 Comments:

At 11:02 AM, Anonymous sam said...

If people are concerned about gas prices doubling, then they have short memories. In May 2001, gas was an average of $1.70 a gallon, and that was a 13% increase from the year before. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/features/jan-june01/gas_prices.html

Prices were even lower in the fall and winter that year. It is a certainty that prices will have doubled soon this year; in some cases, they already have.

 
At 11:24 AM, Anonymous Sam said...

Oh, and I might add, that prices will have doubled during the administration of George W. Bush, himself an oil man. Anyone who thinks that is a coincidence is kidding themselves.

 

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