Just 2% of Americans say the State of the Union is“Excellent”.
As President George W. Bush is fine tuning his last State of the Union address, American adults do not think much of the current state of the country. Four out of five Americans (81%) think that the current state of the country is fair or poor while just 19 percent think it is excellent or good. In fact, just two percent of Americans think the state of the country is excellent. Last year at this time, three in ten (31%) thought the state of the country was excellent or good while 69 percent felt it was fair or poor.
President Bush also cannot count on support from his own party as six in ten Republicans (61%) believe the current state of the country is fair or poor. The numbers for Independents and Democrats are, not surprisingly, even worse. Almost all Democrats (95%) say the state of the country is fair or poor as do 87 percent of Independents.
Three in five (61%) Americans think the war on terrorism, normally one of President Bush’s strongest issues, is going poorly with just one-third (35%) saying it is going well. The war in Iraq fares even worse, as two-thirds (66%) say that is going poorly.