Bush Approval Rating Still Awful
President Bush’s job approval rating, as measured by Gallup, remains mired in the 1/3 range. The headline on this result is “Bush’s Approval Rating Returns to Low 30s” but, as Gallup analyst Lydia Saad observes, the continuity, not the fluctuation is the real news here:
According to a new Gallup Poll, conducted Oct. 4-7, 2007, President George W. Bush’s job approval rating from the American public is an anemic 32%. That is slightly below his previous reading of 36% from mid-September, but is identical to his average approval score for all Gallup Polls conducted thus far in the second half of the year. Nearly two out of three Americans currently disapprove of Bush’s job performance.
The graphic is even more clear:
This is about as flat as you can get in a poll with sampling error of +/-3 percent.