Bush's Approval Drops to the 30's
In this American Research Group Poll it shows the first example I've seen of Bush's popularity dropping down into the 30's...Interesting also how it points out that an "improving economy" is not helping everyone and is mostly being felt by Bush's base...Also amazing is that other than Republicans (who continue to approve at 77%?!) everyone else is alligned. For instance independants Bush has a 72% disapproval rate!
"Among all Americans, 36% approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president and 58% disapprove. When it comes to Bush's handling of the economy, 33% approve and 62% disapprove.
Among Americans registered to vote, 38% approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president and 56% disapprove, and 36% approve of the way Bush is handling the economy and 60% disapprove.
This is the second month in a row when improving economic ratings have not been matched by higher job approval ratings for Bush. A total of 24% of Americans now say their personal financial situations are getting better, up from 17% in July, and 27% say they believe that their personal financial situations will be better off a year from now, which is up from 21% in July.
The increases in the personal financial ratings, however, are coming mainly from those approving of the way Bush is handling his job."