Sixty percent disapprove of the president’s performance—47% “strongly” disapprove, according to the Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Bush’s Job Approval Rating Hits New Low
Forty-Seven Percent of Americans ‘Strongly’ Disapprove of Handling of the Presidency
By Richard Morin and Claudia Deane
Washington Post Staff Writers
Monday, April 10, 2006; 5:54 PM
Political reversals at home and continued bad news from Iraq have dragged President Bush’s standing with the public to a new low, at the same time Republican fortunes on Capitol Hill are also deteriorating, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll.
The new survey found that 38 percent of the public approved of the job Bush is doing as president, down 3 percentage points in the past month and his worst showing in Post-ABC polling since he became president. Sixty percent disapproved of his performance.
With less than seven months remaining before voters go to the polls, Bush’s political troubles already appear to be casting a long shadow on the mid-term elections. Barely a third of registered voters, 35 percent, approves of the way the Republican-held Congress is doing its job—the lowest level of support in nine years.