We Don’t Like Him

From Holden:

Chimpy gets a measley 34% approval rating in the new Harris poll.

President Bush’s job-approval ratings have changed little from June, according to a recent Harris Interactive poll.

Of 1,002 U.S. adults surveyed in a telephone poll, 34% said Mr. Bush is doing an “excellent or pretty good” job as president, up a tick from 33% in June. By comparison, 65% of Americans said Mr. Bush is doing an “only fair or poor” job, down from 67% last month.

With midterm elections less than four months away, the poll also asked respondents whether they would choose a Democratic or Republican candidate “if the election for Congress were held today.” Forty-four percent of those surveyed said they would vote for the Democratic candidate, up from 41% in April, while 31% said they would vote for the Republican candidate, down from 37% in April.

And the Republican-lead pogrom against illegal aliens is taking it’s toll on their support among Hispanics.

A new poll of Spanish-speaking voters shows significant damage to the standing of President Bush and the Republican Party as a consequence of the debate over immigration policy.


Bush had boosted the Republican share of the overall Hispanic vote to 40 percent in 2004, with almost all his gains coming among the Spanish-speaking voters. When the Spanish speakers were asked in this survey how they would now vote, John Kerry led Bush, 59 percent to 23 percent — far better than the 52 percent to 48 percent showing Kerry achieved among Spanish speakers in 2004.

Bush, who had regularly received approval scores of 60 percent or more, now was trailing Kerry 38 percent to 58 percent on favorability ratings.