A Gallup survey conducted for CNN and USA Today puts Bush's approval rating at 49% — close to his preelection numbers. That's 10 to 20 points lower than every elected sitting president at this stage since just after World War II, according to Gallup, which has been tabulating such data since Harry S. Truman won a full term in 1948.
Bush's Gallup rating echoed a survey published last week by ABC News and the Washington Post, which put his approval rating at 48%. That poll also found that 56% of Americans believed the Iraq war was not worth fighting. Time magazine also put Bush's overall approval at 49%.
Of course, these are all right wing media outlets, so I am sure the people with their heads in the sand left wing members of A.net will cry foul.
Captaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 59 Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 887 times:
Night college psychology crap??? I hope you realize I haven't taken one psychology class in my life. It was just common sense, that's all.
The numbers tell the story that nothing's changed since the recent election. The United States is currently a divided nation. Quite funny, Bush used to say "I'm a uniter not a divider." I guess he was wrong about that too!
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
Jamesag96 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2095 posts, RR: 9 Reply 22, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 685 times:
He never called it a mandate...he said political capital and he was correct. You might remember Clinton was saddled with the "Mandate" moniker after the 96 election in which he did not secure anywhere near the votes or % points that GW did.
Bravo7e7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 20 Reply 24, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 610 times:
What exactly does this mean:
That's 10 to 20 points lower than every elected sitting president at this stage since just after World War II, according to Gallup, which has been tabulating such data since Harry S. Truman won a full term in 1948.
Does that apply ONLY to second term presidents?
"To find fault is easy: To do better may be difficult." -Plutarch