Wednesday, July 25, 2007

George W. Bush: Most Unpopular President in U.S. History?

The wisdom of the masses is slow, but there. I'd love to see a poll showing the popularity of Gore vs. Bush today.

From today's Washington Post:

With 18 months left in office, [George W. Bush] is in the running for most unpopular president in the history of modern polling.

The latest Washington Post-ABC News survey shows that 65 percent of Americans disapprove of Bush's job performance, matching his all-time low. In polls conducted by The Post or Gallup going back to 1938, only once has a president exceeded that level of public animosity -- and that was Richard M. Nixon, who hit 66 percent four days before he resigned.
The current president, though, has endured bad numbers longer than Nixon or his father did and longer than anyone other than Truman. His disapproval rating has topped 50 percent for more than two years. And though Truman hit 65 percent once, Bush has hit that high three times in the past 14 months.

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