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I Love You George W Bush. . . Says 28% of US. Do You?

We've been following the president's various ratings, and this one has a historical context that grabbed me. According to a brand new CNN poll, George Bush has cooties.

CNN Polling Director Keating Holland says of the results, "No president has ever had a higher disapproval rating in any CNN or Gallup poll; in fact, this is the first time that any president's disapproval rating has cracked the 70 percent mark."

He's not in the worst shape historically: "Bush's approval rating, which stands at 28 percent in our new poll, remains better than the all-time lows set by Harry Truman and Richard Nixon (22 percent and 24 percent, respectively) but even those two presidents never got a disapproval rating in the 70s." Who's the worst? "The previous all-time record in CNN or Gallup polling was set by Truman, 66 percent disapproval in January 1952."

Oh, but then there's this nugget: "He is more unpopular than Richard Nixon was just before he resigned from the presidency in August 1974," says CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider. How does Bush measure up? President Nixon's disapproval rating in August 1974 stood at 67 percent.

Less popular than Nixon right before he resigned? Nuts! So where do you fall?


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natshea natshea 9 years
jubex jubex 9 years
lol...the rest of the world doens't want you to "provide help to administrations that we don't agree with, or provide aide to a countries people while the leaders live in opulence"...i think steph answerd that....the rest of the world doens't want you to polarize the world and certainly doens't want to hear about your morality since obsviously your president and his admnistration don't act acording to it
jubex jubex 9 years
hmmm...i don't know about the rest of the world, but here in europe there's certainly a before and an after-bush...
stephley stephley 9 years
"In the past three years, Congress has passed bills to stop the relatively small amount of U.S. aid to SAUDI ARABIA, only to see the Bush administration circumvent the prohibitions." Well, he cowtows to SOME administrations that I'd certainly question, providing aide while the leaders live in opulence. 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia.
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
Can anyone explain how to use the bold on a specific word? I can't seem to master that...
tiff58 tiff58 9 years
Like him- disagree with some of what he has done, agree with some of it, won't pass judgement on the rest. UnDave, I totally agree with your last statement.
UnDave35 UnDave35 9 years
I don't think there is anti-American sentiment just because of this president. Anti-American sentiment has been around for longer than that. I agree that the sentiment has become stronger, mostly because we have a leader who isn't willing to cowtow to what the rest of the world wants us to do (like provide help to administrations that we don't agree with, or provide aide to a countries people while the leaders live in opulence.)
Meike Meike 9 years
oops! *and his administration
Meike Meike 9 years
I'm glad I'm not the only one that realizes how much of the world hates the U.S. because of this man. It's really sad to travel to other places and to hear how much anti-American sentiments are linked with the actions of a single president his administration. I went to the U.K. last year. As soon as I arrived at my hotel, some British women were in a heated argument with a couple of American men in the lobby about guess who? George W. Bush and the war in Iraq.
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
Whoops! "could NOT!" HUGE typo! ;)
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
That raging nutsack could intellectualize his way out of a paper sack, even with a blowtorch and a machete. Just my humble opinion
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
Eight years ago I disliked him however didn't hate him; I was a Al Gore fan. Four years ago I hated him and was so disappointed that Kerry lost. I knew then are country was in trouble however I didn't know the exact cost. Present Day; I cannot stand the man; I can't believe he is our president. Look at what has happened to our country since he has been in office; all the lives that were lost for his want to be a seen as one of the greatest. I'm surprised the rating isn't even lower, 28% is still to high of a number. I cannot wait until he is out of office; I will be cheering all day long. I just pray that McCain doesn't weasel his way into office; I will cry and give up hope for a comeback. Democrats need to change this government. Both sides have lied however it comes down to which one has been more accepting of others, which hasn't killed all of these soldiers and which side is going to free the USA of a president that only loves himself & power? The Democrats have to win.
gabiushka gabiushka 9 years
hills hills 9 years
Kikidawn i don't think it's if someone loses respect for a country, you either like it for some reasons or don't but i don't think anyone can lose respect for a country, just the government running it if they do a bad job, I've been to America and u all pretty much seem really lovely, friendly. i don't think u can say u h8 a country because how can u pinpoint what u h8....the people, it's history, it's scenery....
piper23 piper23 9 years
Dernit, man! I'm in jail all day and you guys get to have all of this fun! All I'm going to say is support your local Relay for Life and I HEART GEORGE BUSH!! xxxooo
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
yea but that was quick in comparison to other posts!
syako syako 9 years
for sure. ;)
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
:rotfl: I guess I will go back into hiding now.
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
HA! Tiabia! :lol:
tiabia tiabia 9 years
I think Syako and Kris helped us sway into KinkySugar territory for a quickie (pun) second!!!
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
well, Sy and I REALLY swayed! :pimp:
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Well we did sway a bit.
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
Tia, the ones who aren't running naked are riding on donkeys. so yeah!
cine_lover cine_lover 9 years
Ha! THey are Jackasses!
hausfrau hausfrau 9 years
And I think this was the first topic that got over 100 comments and stayed on task the entire time in like a month!!
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