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