High snark fromABC News.
Bush Defeats Truman
At 39 months in the doghouse, George W. Bush has surpassed Harry Truman’s record as the postwar president to linger longest without majority public approval.
Bush hasn’t received majority approval for his work in office in ABC News/Washington Post polls since Jan. 16, 2005 — three years and three months ago. The previous record was Truman’s during his last 38 months in office.
In the latest ABC/Post poll, just 33 percent of Americans approve of Bush’s work, a point from his career-low 32 percent earlier this year. Sixty-four percent disapprove, with those who “strongly” disapprove outnumbering strong approvers by a 3-1 margin.
The president’s rating has been remarkably stable — 32 or 33 percent approval in the last nine national ABC/Post polls, comprising nearly 10,000 interviews since July. Indeed, Bush hasn’t exceeded 36 percent approval since November 2006.