Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Bush Laying Red Carpet for Hillary, Obama?

Taegan Goddard's Political Wire linked to a few polls on a Bush's current approval ratings. Here are some highlights.

From a study conducted by the American Research Group Inc.
  • "...71% of Americans say they disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president..."
  • "...25% approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president..."
  • "When it comes to Bush's handling of the economy, 23% approve and 73% disapprove."
  • "This is the highest level of disapproval and lowest level of approval for the Bush presidency recorded in monthly surveys by the American Research Group."
From the Washington Post's analysis of Washington Post-ABC News survey:
  • "The latest Washington Post-ABC News Survey shows that 65 percent of Americans disapprove of Bush's job performance, matching his all-time low. In polls conducted by The Post or Gallup going back to 1938, only once has a president exceeded that level of public animosity -- and that was Richard Nixon, who hit 66 percent four days before he resigned."
From the Harris Interactive Survey:
  • 26% approve of President Bush
  • 21% approve of Vice President Cheney
  • 46% approve of Secretary of State Rice
  • After reviewing 6 polls, including those I mention above, Pollster states, "The trend estimate now stands at 29.6%, and the slope of the trend has clearly begun to bend from a steep downward trend to a less negative one."
  • Whatever Pollster forecasts for the short-term future, it's pretty evident from visiting the site that things have only gotten worse for the President since 2005.
While many Republicans have been thrilled about President Bush's job performance during the last 7 years, I'm gonna go out on a limb and predict a Democrat will occupy the White House in 2009 (maybe untill 2016?), if for no other reason than the majority of Americans don't like President Bush, and, that is not good news for his party (or Giuliani).

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