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Wednesday, September 19, 2024
By Dr. Steven Taylor

Via Reuters: Bush, Congress at record low ratings: Reuters poll

Only 29 percent of Americans gave Bush a positive grade for his job performance, below his worst Zogby poll mark of 30 percent in March. A paltry 11 percent rated Congress positively, beating the previous low of 14 percent in July.

My word, 11%–that is remarkable.

But, I suppose it all stands to reason. Bush’s 29% would appear to represents his hardcore base that it radically unlikely to abandon him no matter what. Congress is having problems because a) Congress always suffers in the polls (we like our Congressman, but usually dislike the rest) and the fact that the pro-GOP respondents are already going to be predisposed to respond negatively about the Congress and the Democratic base believes that the Congress hasn’t done enough in terms of Iraq and oversight of the administration.

It is noteworthy that the Petraeus/Crocker report did not buy the President even a small bump in approval.

And there are these happy numbers as well:

The national survey of 1,011 likely voters, taken September 13 through September 16, found barely one-quarter of Americans, or 27 percent, believe the country is headed in the right direction. Nearly 62 percent think the country is on the wrong track.

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