06 November 2007

Mission Accomplished

Can't say we didn't see it coming, but it's official: Bush is now more unpopular than Nixon at his lowest -- the most awesome unpopular president evah!

Meanwhile, Bush reached an unwelcome record. By 64%-31%, Americans disapprove of the job he is doing. For the first time in the history of the Gallup Poll, 50% say they "strongly disapprove" of the president. Richard Nixon had reached the previous high, 48%, just before an impeachment inquiry was launched in 1974.
But he's not done yet! There is one more record left to break: lowest approval rating. He has only another four points to go (in Gallup) before he will be the undisputed champion. I have faith in him.


  1. Ah, the feeling of satisfaction that comes with a job well done. Now let's do the limbo... how low CAN he go?

  2. Ah. And how then do we explain the Congressional disapproval rate of 65%, from ABC News/Washington Post Poll. Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2007. N=1,131 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

  3. JohnS

    People are pissed at congress because they were elected with a clear mandate to put a stop to the crimes and hubris of the imperial executive, because the came into office promising a while new congress and an end to blank checks, and then they proceeded to cave each and every time W dug in his heels. Small wonder the American people are displeased.

    There is a silver lining, though. While it's true that Congress en bloc has an approval around 17%ish, Congressional Republicans come in around 11% and Congressional Dems in the mid twenties (last I saw). Not a ringing endorsement, but cause for reasonable hope that 2008 will bring an increased Democratic majorities.

  4. reasonable hope that 2008 will bring an increased Democratic majorities.

    That's only reasonable if we get a Republican presidency. Most recently, D Congress + D President gave us Vietnam; R Congress + R President gave us the current setup.

    Our best hope to avoid damage is gridlock.

  5. Shadowfax,

    Don't forget, the approval of Democrats in Congress, has just recently fallen below 50%. So, the whole Congress is less loved than the President is crap. The Opposition Party still has a much higher approval rating, you just have to read to the bottom of the page.

    Also, I've found many Republican are independents now, or believe all politicians are bad, or believe the real key is divided government. I wonder why that is?

  6. And yet he manages to get his way with Congress, for the most part. And Rudy, who will out-bush Bush, seems to be heading toward the Republican nomination. It's beyond mystifying: it's depressing to the point of moribundity.

  7. And yet he manages to get his way with Congress, for the most part … It's beyond mystifying …

    Well, let me unravel this conundrum for you, Sid. He “manages to get his way” because both he and Congress understand something that you and shadowfax have yet to figure out: a survey of 1,024 losers with nothing better to do than answer the telephone and talk to a pollster for twenty minutes is meaningless BS.

  8. catron,

    While your skepticism may be well placed, it has the air of unfamiliarity. Start with this wikipedia entry and follow up as you see fit.

    Opinion polls do not prove anything, and certainly they have been wrong, but look at the consistency of the results here suggests there is more to this than 1024 losers.


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