Bush job approval is now only 19%

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Hank Paulson seems to be everywhere these days. However, it does seem that U.S. President George W. Bush has vanished since the credit crisis began.

The result? The lowest approval rating of the Bush Presidency, with a full 78% disapproving of his handling of the economy.

George W. Bush’s Overall Job Approval Matches ARG Low
As 82% Say National Economy is Getting Worse

George W. Bush’s overall job approval has matched its low in American Research Group monthly polling as 82% of Americans say the national economy is getting worse, according to the latest survey from the American Research Group.

Among all Americans, 19% approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president and 76% disapprove. When it comes to Bush’s handling of the economy, 17% approve and 78% disapprove.

Among Americans registered to vote, 19% approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president and 77% disapprove. When it comes to the way Bush is handling the economy, 18% of registered voters approve of the way Bush is handling the economy and 78% disapprove.

A total of 82% of Americans say the national economy is getting worse and 68% say the national economy is in a recession.

The results presented here are based on 1,100 completed telephone interviews conducted among a nationwide random sample of adults 18 years and older. The interviews were completed September 16 through 19, 2008. The theoretical margin of error for the total sample is plus or minus 2.6 percentage points, 95% of the time, on questions where opinion is evenly split.

Overall, 19% of Americans say that they approve of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president, 76% disapprove, and 5% are undecided.

Bush job approvalApproveDisapproveUndecided
Sep 200819%76%5%
Aug 200830%64%6%
Jul 200821%72%7%
Jun 200825%71%4%
May 200828%69%3%
Apr 200822%72%6%
Mar 200824%75%1%
Feb 200819%77%4%
Jan 200834%59%7%
Dec 200732%66%2%
Nov 200731%64%5%
Oct 200725%67%8%
Sep 200734%60%6%

See the source below for more granular detail.

Source
Poll Release: 22 September 2008 – American Research Group

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