Bush Continues Slide in Polls

From Holden:

George Bush is losing ground with undecided voters:

President George W. Bush’s approval rating declined to 44 percent from 56 percent among undecided voters since the Republican National Convention, a poll by the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg Public Policy Center found.


“On a number of points, Bush lost ground on persuadable voters” as the convention faded into memory, said Adam Clymer, the Philadelphia-based center’s political director [yes, that’s the Adam Clymer Bush called an asshole in 2000].


The poll found 32 percent of uncommitted, or “persuadable,” voters approved of Bush’s handling of the economy and 63 percent disapproved. In August, 39 percent approved and 54 percent disapproved. Bush’s approval rating among these voters dipped from 56 percent in August to 44 percent in September.