Wednesday, January 14, 2009
He's #2 ! He's #2....
I just KNOW that if he had tried he could have made it to #1 ........
Gallup: "Only Richard Nixon was explicitly less popular at the time of his exit than Bush is today."
Gallup's final poll on Bush shows his approval rating at 34% (it's gone up a bit because of Republicans) and his disapproval at 61% (Democrats and Independents can't stand him). Since the Bush team is all about legacy these days, here's some historical perspective from Gallup. The key finding is that Bush beats Nixon, but that's about it.
Only Richard Nixon was explicitly less popular at the time of his exit than Bush is today. Gallup's final approval polling on Nixon, in which 24% of Americans said they approved of the job he was doing, was conducted Aug. 2-5, 1974, less than a week before Nixon resigned from office over the Watergate break-in political scandal.
Of all the recent presidents, Bill Clinton had the highest approval rating (66%) upon leaving office.