03 June, 2006

"W" Is Worst Since WWII, Q-Poll Says


George W. Bush is the worst U.S. president since World War II.

At least that's what Americans are thinking at the moment, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll, published Friday.

When asked which of the eight presidents since World War II they consider to be the worst of the bunch, 34% said George W. Bush. Richard Nixon was next at 17% and Bill Clinton was third on the list of worsts at 16%.

On the other hand, Clinton made the top three on the list of best presidents in the post World War II era. Ronald Reagan tops the list at 28%, followed by Clinton at 25% and John Kennedy at 18%.
George W. is listed by 3% as the best president since the '40s.

The latest numbers on the current president's approval rating show 58% of those polled disapprove of Bush's job perfromance, while 35% approve. In so-called "red" states, where Bush won in 2005 by 5 percentage points or more, the "disaproval rating" is 52% to 39%.

A WILLINGNESS TO BUDGE

The Washington Post has a piece today on a new attitude beginning to emerge at the White House - a willingness to listen to dissenters. It may or may not be part of the administration's attempt to rebuild the Bush presidency, but it is surprising some poeple, the Post article says.

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