Worst Modern President

From Holden:

Chimpy set yet another all-time low approval rating record today, clocking in at 35% according to the latest Quinnipiac Poll. His previous low in that poll was 37%.

What’s more, respondents say the Chimpster is the worst US president since World War II.

A Quinnipiac Poll released today gives President Bush one more reason to be concerned about his approval numbers: Lots of voters not only think he’s doing a lousy job, but they rate him as the worst president since World War II.

And to add to the sting: They say Bill Clinton as one of the best.


Bush was cited as the worst of the 11 post-war presidents by 34 percent of those surveyed between May 23 to 30, far outdistancing runner-up Richard Nixon, at 17 percent–and Clinton, at 16 percent.

The poll offered what has become routine public criticism of Bush’s presidency — a 35 percent approval rating and only 38 percent saying they are very or somewhat satisfied with the way things are going in this country.


In the best president category, Ronald Reagan edged Clinton, 28 to 25 percent, but again, party sentiment helped. Fifty-six percent of Republicans rated Reagan the best post-war president (compared to 7 percent of Democrats). Democrats tried to rally around Clinton, but his 48 percent showing among loyalists was not enough–especially since he was only rated best by 2 percent of GOP voters.

Full poll results here.

Soooooo, let’s update our list of Chimpy’s current All-time Lows.

ABC News/Washington Post: 33%

American Research Group (ARG): 34%

American Research Group (ARG): 32%

AP/Ipsos: 33%

CBS News: 33%

No longer an all-time low. CBS News: 35%

CNN: 32%

UPDATE: Chimpy leaps up to 34% in the latest CNN poll.

Diageo/Hotline: 37%

Fox News: 33%

Chimpy surges in the latest Fox News poll to 38%, so that Pony Blow appointment must be paying off already.

So much for that bounce, Chimpy is back down to 35% accoridng to Fox.

Gallup: 36%

Note: the USA Today/Gallup Poll and the Gallup Poll are conducted independently.

Harris Interactive: 29%

NBC/Wall Street Journal: 36%

Newsweek: 35%

Quinnipiac: 35%

USA Today/Gallup: 34%

USA Today/Gallup: 31%

Zogby: 32%