Bush's disapproval rating 69% -- worst of any president in the 70 year history of the Gallup Poll
WASHINGTON — President Bush has set a record he'd presumably prefer to avoid: the highest disapproval rating of any president in the 70-year history of the Gallup Poll.
In a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken Friday through Sunday, 28% of Americans approve of the job Bush is doing; 69% disapprove. The approval rating matches the low point of his presidency, and the disapproval sets a new high for any president since Franklin Roosevelt.
The previous record of 67% was reached by Harry Truman in January 1952, when the United States was enmeshed in the Korean War.
More encouraging was this:
Of independents, 23% approve, 72% disapprove of the job he's doing.
And more good news, this is from Pennsylvania but is shaping up to be a national trend:
Since Jan. 1, more than 178,000 people in Pennsylvania have changed their party affiliations, and 92 percent of them have gone from Republican or independent to Democrat.
Where is the GOP going?