The dour economic outlook is coupled with numbers showing a large majority of Americans believe the country is headed in the wrong direction: 71 percent said America is on the wrong track, compared to only 21 percent who said it was headed in the right direction. These numbers have been relatively stable since 2006.
Given these results, it is unsurprising that President Bush’s job approval rating remains near his record low, with 28 percent approving of his performance, down from 30 percent in October. That is only 1 percent higher than his worst rating, recorded in June. As expected, Democrats and independents are the chief drivers of Bush’s low ratings. Two-thirds of Republicans still approve of his performance.
Chimpy matches his all-time high job disapproval ratingof 65% in this poll.