For nearly 2 years Bush has been teetering on the edge of unseating Richard Nixon as “the most unpopular president in the history of the Gallup poll.” He’s finally been successful in his endeavor to prove himself to be worse than Nixon. E&P reports:
The latest USA TODAY/Gallup survey finds Bush with a 31% approval rating — and for the first time ever in the polling history, 50% say they “strongly disapprove” of a president.
The previous high (or low?) was a 48% strong disapproval rating for Nixon at the worst moments of Watergate in 1974.
The telephone survey of 1,024 adults was conducted last Friday through Sunday.
Meanwhile, ABC News relates today, “Recent reports of fewer casualties in Iraq haven’t altered most Americans’ perceptions of the war: Fifty-nine percent still don’t think the United States is making significant progress restoring civil order there, and a record six in 10 want the level of U.S. forces reduced.
“Those results in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll seem to reflect a continued hardening of attitudes on Iraq. Views on progress are unchanged from early September, and they haven’t been positive since December 2005, shortly after the Iraqi elections.”
Way to go Dubya… We knew you had it in ya! Historians will no doubt write volmes about what your failed presidency. Shaun Mullen has more on TMV.