Skip to comments.Bush approval rating dips to 39 percent - poll
Posted on 10/12/2005 8:31:55 PM PDT by counterpunch
Oct 12, 2005 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush's job approval rating has fallen to a new low of 39 percent in an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released on Wednesday.
Bush's approval rating dipped in the poll below a mid-September ranking of 40 percent. The survey also found only 28 percent of respondents believed the country was headed in the right direction, NBC reported.
Bush's political challenges have been piling up in recent weeks, from criticism over his handling of Hurricane Katrina, to growing unease over rising gas prices to conservative discord over the nomination of Harriet Miers to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Many conservatives are outraged that Bush picked the White House insider with no judicial experience instead of a judge with clear-cut conservative credentials who could be counted on to move the high court firmly to the right.
Twenty-nine percent of people surveyed said Miers was qualified to serve on the highest court in the United States, while 24 percent thought she was not qualified and 46 percent said they did not know enough about her, NBC said.
The poll also found that strong majorities did not believe that recent charges against former House Republican leader Tom DeLay of Texas or a federal investigation of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, a Tennessee Republican, were politically motivated, NBC said.
DeLay has been indicted in Texas on money-laundering and conspiracy charges linked to campaign financing. Frist is being investigated over a stock sale.
With the 2006 congressional elections a year away, 48 percent of respondents said they preferred a Democratic-controlled Congress, compared with 39 percent who said they preferred Republican leadership, NBC said.
The 9-point difference was the largest margin between the parties in the 11 years the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll had been tracking the question, NBC said.
The poll of 807 adults was conducted from Saturday to Monday and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.4 percentage points
I find it slightly amusing that ABC is so giddy about this that they're citing a rival network's poll. LOL
He's doomed. We better get ready for President Kerry.
This is a Reuters story.
I happened to come across it on a Google news search.
I had dozens of sources to choose from.
This just so happens to be the one I chose.
It was a diversity pick.
No surprise here. It's been dropping ever since Mclellon became the spokesman. I said it before and I'll say it again. "He needs to go". The press LOVE him.
Looks like the same MSNBC poll that was the site for earlier Mires festivities.
Exit polls do say that kerry will be the next president
... MSM is on crack these days
The Liberals must be really happy.
That does it! I will never vote for Bush again!!!
MSNBC POLL. Five points under, minimum.
With these numbers, I guess Bush chances in 2008 are slim........
I absolutely agree!
That guy may be the most boring person to ever hold that job, not to mention the fact that he has problems making cohesive sentences. Bring back Ari.
Forgot to mention that the sample was a slim 800 people on a weekend - better make that 10 points off.
So they're finally going to get some mileage out of Paul Wellstones crash-and-burn?
Yeah. This is nothing new. YAWN!!!!!
That's pretty good. I recently wrote a letter to the editor of the local paper, telling him that his daily attacks on President Bush had convinced me not to vote for him in'08. A couple of days later, some brain-dead leftie wrote in to tell me Bush could not run in'08 and that I was an idiot for not knowing that. Jeeze.
He's the media's punching bag. He's hurting this whole movement...or what's left of it now.