Double-Down on the Big Dog

Chimpy’s job approval rating in the latest ABC News/WaPo Poll is roughly half of what Bill Clinton’s was at the same point in his presidency.

In a new Post-ABC News poll, seven in 10 Americans disapprove of the way the President is handling the situation in Iraq — the highest percentage since the March 2003 invasion. Six in 10 say the war was not worth fighting. [snip]

In this poll, 36 percent approve of how Bush is handling his job, which is the second lowest percentage in Post-ABC polls since Bush took office in 2001; 62 percent disapprove.


By contrast, Bill Clinton entered the seventh year of his presidency riding a wave of public support following his impeachment in December 1998; at the time, two-thirds approved of his job performance. (Ronald Reagan’s job approval in December 1986 was 49 percent.)


Overall, 61 percent of Americans feel the war was not worth fighting. Half of Americans feel “strongly” that the war was not worth fighting, double the number who strongly believe that it was.

2 thoughts on “Double-Down on the Big Dog

  1. Perhaps Tony Snow hasn’t paid attention to this poll — he seems to think that the majority of Americans believe just the opposite.

  2. half of Clinton’s approval rating?
    oh, that’s gotta burn, but I’ll bet it doesn’t leave a mark.

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