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2078Bush Job Approval: 30% (Zogby Dec 08, 2006)

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  • Ram Lau
    Dec 9, 2006
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      Released: December 08, 2006

      Bush Job Approval: 30%
      http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=1217

      President slips to all-time low in the Zogby Poll as key demographic
      groups jump ship

      The national job approval rating of President Bush has plummeted to
      30%, an all–time low in the latest Zogby International telephone poll,
      sinking below the 31% approval rating he dropped to in early June.

      The President's positive job rating is down from 36% in late October,
      in the weeks heading into the congressional midterm elections. Since
      then, the Democrats swept to control of both houses of Congress,
      Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld resigned and was replaced by Robert
      Gates, who said the U.S. is not winning the war in Iraq. Release of
      the Iraq Study Group's report calling for significant change in the
      way the U.S. is conducting the Iraq war came as this latest Zogby poll
      was in the field.

      Sixty–eight percent said they believe Bush is doing only a fair or
      poor job leading the nation.

      Support for the President waned in key demographic groups, the Zogby
      poll shows. Among all Republicans, just 60% gave him a positive job
      rating, while 39% gave him negative marks. Just 9% of Democrats and
      22% of political independents gave him good marks for his work. Among
      married respondents – typically a group who favors Republicans – just
      35% said Bush was doing a positive job. Among men, another favorable
      GOP demographic, just 31% gave him positive marks, while 69% gave him
      a negative rating. Even among stalwart Born Again respondents, just
      43% had positive ratings for the President on his overall job performance.

      The survey of 982 likely voters nationwide was conducted Dec. 5–8,
      2006, and carries a margin of error of +/– 3.2 percentage points.

      The poll showed that Bush's troubles clearly stem from trouble with
      the war in Iraq. Just 24% give him positive marks for his handling of
      the war, down from 39% who gave him a positive rating six months ago
      for his handling the way. Even among Republicans, a minority – 47% –
      think he has handled the war well (52% of Republicans gave him
      negative marks for his leadership on the war in Iraq). Not a single
      demographic group in the Zogby poll gave the president a majority
      positive rating for his handling of the war.

      Asked whether the Iraq war has been worth the loss of American lives,
      just 34% responded positively, equally the lowest percentage recorded
      in a long series of Zogby polls on the question. The poll comes on the
      heels of the announcement that more than 2,900 Americans had been
      killed in the war.

      Bush's management of the overall war on terror received somewhat
      better marks – 40% said he is doing a positive job handling the
      worldwide conflict, which is almost identical to the 41% positive
      marks he won in a survey six months ago.

      Asked whether the nation was headed in the right direction or was off
      on the wrong track, just one in three (32%) said things are going in
      the right direction, while 57% said things were amiss in the nation.
      Another 11% said they were unsure.

      Congress Job Rating Also Hits New Low

      The latest Zogby poll shows the nation is apparently ready for some
      new leadership on Capitol Hill. Just 16% gave the Congress positive
      marks for its work, while 80% gave it negative ratings. This marks an
      all–time low rating for Congress, as the Republicans prepare to hand
      the control of both houses of Congress over to the Democrats for the
      first time in 12 years.

      Among men, just 14% gave positive marks to Capitol Hill, while women
      were a tiny bit more generous – 20% said Congress had done a "good" or
      "excellent" job. Even Republicans had trouble mustering support for
      the GOP–led national legislature, as just 25% affixed positive ratings
      to Congress.

      But, the survey shows, Americans hold the Capitol Hill partisans in
      equal disdain – both Republicans and Democrats received positive marks
      from just 21% of respondents, while 74% gave both Democrats and
      Republicans negative job performance ratings. Among Republican
      respondents, 38% gave the Republicans in Congress positive marks,
      while just 24% of Democrats gave Democrats in Congress positive marks.

      For a detailed methodological statement, please visit:
      http://www.zogby.com/methodology/readmeth.dbm?ID=1156



      (12/8/2006) Released: December 08, 2006

      Bush Job Approval: 30%

      President slips to all-time low in the Zogby Poll as key demographic
      groups jump ship

      The national job approval rating of President Bush has plummeted to
      30%, an all–time low in the latest Zogby International telephone poll,
      sinking below the 31% approval rating he dropped to in early June.

      The President's positive job rating is down from 36% in late October,
      in the weeks heading into the congressional midterm elections. Since
      then, the Democrats swept to control of both houses of Congress,
      Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld resigned and was replaced by Robert
      Gates, who said the U.S. is not winning the war in Iraq. Release of
      the Iraq Study Group's report calling for significant change in the
      way the U.S. is conducting the Iraq war came as this latest Zogby poll
      was in the field.

      Sixty–eight percent said they believe Bush is doing only a fair or
      poor job leading the nation.

      Support for the President waned in key demographic groups, the Zogby
      poll shows. Among all Republicans, just 60% gave him a positive job
      rating, while 39% gave him negative marks. Just 9% of Democrats and
      22% of political independents gave him good marks for his work. Among
      married respondents – typically a group who favors Republicans – just
      35% said Bush was doing a positive job. Among men, another favorable
      GOP demographic, just 31% gave him positive marks, while 69% gave him
      a negative rating. Even among stalwart Born Again respondents, just
      43% had positive ratings for the President on his overall job performance.

      The survey of 982 likely voters nationwide was conducted Dec. 5–8,
      2006, and carries a margin of error of +/– 3.2 percentage points.

      The poll showed that Bush's troubles clearly stem from trouble with
      the war in Iraq. Just 24% give him positive marks for his handling of
      the war, down from 39% who gave him a positive rating six months ago
      for his handling the way. Even among Republicans, a minority – 47% –
      think he has handled the war well (52% of Republicans gave him
      negative marks for his leadership on the war in Iraq). Not a single
      demographic group in the Zogby poll gave the president a majority
      positive rating for his handling of the war.

      Asked whether the Iraq war has been worth the loss of American lives,
      just 34% responded positively, equally the lowest percentage recorded
      in a long series of Zogby polls on the question. The poll comes on the
      heels of the announcement that more than 2,900 Americans had been
      killed in the war.

      Bush's management of the overall war on terror received somewhat
      better marks – 40% said he is doing a positive job handling the
      worldwide conflict, which is almost identical to the 41% positive
      marks he won in a survey six months ago.

      Asked whether the nation was headed in the right direction or was off
      on the wrong track, just one in three (32%) said things are going in
      the right direction, while 57% said things were amiss in the nation.
      Another 11% said they were unsure.

      Congress Job Rating Also Hits New Low

      The latest Zogby poll shows the nation is apparently ready for some
      new leadership on Capitol Hill. Just 16% gave the Congress positive
      marks for its work, while 80% gave it negative ratings. This marks an
      all–time low rating for Congress, as the Republicans prepare to hand
      the control of both houses of Congress over to the Democrats for the
      first time in 12 years.

      Among men, just 14% gave positive marks to Capitol Hill, while women
      were a tiny bit more generous – 20% said Congress had done a "good" or
      "excellent" job. Even Republicans had trouble mustering support for
      the GOP–led national legislature, as just 25% affixed positive ratings
      to Congress.

      But, the survey shows, Americans hold the Capitol Hill partisans in
      equal disdain – both Republicans and Democrats received positive marks
      from just 21% of respondents, while 74% gave both Democrats and
      Republicans negative job performance ratings. Among Republican
      respondents, 38% gave the Republicans in Congress positive marks,
      while just 24% of Democrats gave Democrats in Congress positive marks.

      For a detailed methodological statement, please visit:
      http://www.zogby.com/methodology/readmeth.dbm?ID=1156



      (12/8/2006)