Bush Would Lose To All Modern Presidents
By David Edwards on 9/8/2005, 11:08am PT  

Guest blogged by David Edwards

Zogby Internation published its latest poll of Bush job approval today. The poll found that at 41% approval, an all time low, Bush "would lose to every modern president."

President Bush�s job approval rating took a hit in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, dropping to a historic low of 41%, a new Zogby America poll reveals. The same survey found the nation�s forty-third president would lose election contests against all of his predecessors since Jimmy Carter.

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The 41% approval rating marks a precipitous drop in the President�s job rating, which has been slumping in a gradual trend that began in late February.


 

Positive

Excellent

Good

Negative

Fair

Poor

9-07-05

41

15

26

59

22

37

7-30-05

45

19

26

55

27

28

6-22-05

44

15

29

56

22

34

5-25-05

46

18

28

53

23

30

4-18-05

46

19

27

53

23

30

2-25-05

47

21

26

53

22

31

2-14-05

50

24

26

50

18

32

The poll also found that the public had a negative view of the president's handling of the Katrina disaster. Only 36% of people gave Bush passing marks. Only 32% of people gave passing marks to government in general.