Poll: Bush Approval at 24% – Still Incredibly High for Worst President Ever

Reuters/Zogby poll:

Bush’s job approval rating fell to 24 percent from last month’s record low for a Zogby poll of 29 percent.

By contrast, Pres. Nixon was around 25 percent in the polls on the day he resigned. Both his numbers and Bush’s reflect the fact that about a quarter of Americans are dangerously delusional.

Approval of Congress remains low:

A paltry 11 percent gave Congress a positive grade, tying last month’s record low.

Ironically, the low approval of Congress is probably due to the fact they haven’t impeached Bush or stopped his war.


  • Greg Barton
    October 17, 2007 - 1:11 pm | Permalink

    I agree with your assessment of the reason for Congress’ low approval. Conservatives take comfort in the “lower than Bush” number, mainly because they think it will translate to high voter apathy in 2008. It might, for right wing voters. For Democrats, though, I think it will mean higher voter turnout. It’s the Democratic party’s job to make that happen. The message to the voters should be, “Great job in 2006. Now let’s finish the job!”

  • Carl Gordon
    October 17, 2007 - 1:45 pm | Permalink

    Why Boosh is annoying

    He traded Sammy Sosa and fired Bobby Valentine. He hasn’t fired Cheney.

    He killed a protected bird called a killdeer and paid a fine (1994).

    He ran 3 oil companies and the country into the ground.

    He pled guilty to a DWI.

    He’s the current record holder for most executions by a governor.

    He has poor reading, speaking, and cognitive skills. To all you supporters out there, cognitive means: relating to the process of acquiring knowledge by the use of reasoning, intuition, or perception.

    After meeting British PM Tony Blair, the press asked him if they had anything in common and he said, ‘Yes, we both use Colgate Toothpaste.’

    His grammar is horrible and sub-normal, he says ‘Me and Laura’ and extends words to non-valid parameters (i.e. ‘common sensical, do-badders, etc.’).

    He got so excited while watching an NFL playoff game, that he choked on a pretzel and fainted (January 13, 2002). Actually, this, under the right circumstances, could have been an asset.

    Although both he and his father declared war, not one of his twenty plus children, nieces or nephews have served in the armed forces.

    He opted for the National Guard (using privilege to push ahead of others) during the Vietnam War, and there is a question if he fulfilled his military obligation.

    He said: ‘If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier – just so long I’m the dictator’ (December 18, 2001). Well, he’s certainly the “dick” in dictator.

    He invaded Iraq on the basis that it illegally had weapons of mass destruction and they, like some of his military records, were never were found.

    He is against gay marriages.

    He uses the bible as his guidebook (See “cognitive skills”).

    He fell off his bicycle before his daughter’s graduation – Spazz (May 2004).

    He likes to trade on his good ‘ol boy southern charm yet he is from Connecticut.

    He declared his Iraqi invasion as ‘Mission Accomplished,’ yet hundreds of American troops died after that declaration.

    He is against the minimum wage and health care to help America’s working poor but is for reducing the tax burden on the wealthiest.

    He exploited America’s fear on terrorism during his 2004 campaign for re-election.

    He favors censorship, not trusting Americans to decide for themselves.

    Why he might not be annoying

    He gave Saturday Night Live’s Will Ferrell a new character (This is borderline).

    He risked his life to visit and thank troops in Baghdad, Iraq for Thanksgiving in the middle of a war. He was the first American President to visit Iraq. But come to think of it, the turkey he served was plastic, so that makes him even more annoying.

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