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.

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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.

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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%