President Bush’s Approval Rating is 19 percent

Jimmy Carter’s 21 percent in the late 1970s was the lowest approval rating for a sitting president ever until today.  A new survey by the American Research Group puts President George W. Bush’s approval rating at 19 percent.

A full 78 percent of Americans feel the economy is in bad shape and on the economy issue alone, Bush has only a 14 percent approval rating.

The approval ratings are the lowest since the 25 percent record last July and down from 34 percent last month.  Its down a full 20 percent from last February.  So, if you’re sitting with four other people and you’re the only one who thinks Bush is still doing a good job, you’re the only one.

  2 comments for “President Bush’s Approval Rating is 19 percent

  1. Jason Bensley
    February 20, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    While I would love for this to be an accurate reflection of Bush’s approval rating, I think this poll isn’t too accurate. They got around to asking the approve/disapprove question after several questions about the economy and if we are in a recession or not. I think his approval rating is probably closer to being in the mid to high 20s, but that’s just my hunch.

  2. paddy_boy
    February 21, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Your Bush picture says it all. Unfortunately, that 19% includes:
    the Congress ( Dem and Rep )
    the pundits
    the mainstream media
    every fat, lazy CEO
    the obnoxious, impossible to ignore conservative media (Fox, Rush, Drudge, et al.)
    the Supreme Court
    the Justice (!) Dept.
    the military-industrial complex
    p.s. I saw a great bumper sticker today – “1/20/09”

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