Bush Sets Disapproval Record

69% of Americans give prez thumbs down—lowest in Gallup's 70 years
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2008 1:08 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Only 28% of Americans approve of George W. Bush’s handling of the presidency, a new low for his administration, USA Today reports. In addition, his disapproval rate—69%—is the lowest in the 70-year history of the Gallup poll. Dissatisfaction over war in Iraq and the soured economy continue to pummel Dubya, whose 90% post-9/11 approval rating also set a record.

Support for Bush continues to show a partisan split:

  • 66% of Republicans approve, 32% disapprove
  • 91% of Democrats disapprove
  • 23% of independents approve, 72% disapprove