Monday, April 24, 2006

Presidential popularity, comparatively speaking.


Then:

With the Monica S. Lewinsky/President Clinton scandal consuming all of last year and the beginning of 1999, President Clinton is still a popular president...

President Clinton's job approval rating has not seen any dramatic slippage from positive to negative all through the Monica Lewinsky scandal. In January 1998, Clinton's job approval rating was 68% in a Times poll, which is when the country first learned of the president's "inappropriate relationship" with Lewinsky, to 65% in an August Times poll when Clinton was called before the grand jury, to 64% in a September Times Poll after the Starr Report was released on the internet. The president's ratings remained high even after the House of Representatives voted to impeach him and even now while the Senate trial to remove him from office is continuing. As a matter of fact, after the president's State of the Union address, his job approval spiked into the mid 70's as seen in CBS News and CNN/USA Today/Gallup polls.

Now:

President Bush's approval ratings have sunk to a personal low, with only a third of Americans saying they approve of the way he is handling his job, a national poll released Monday said.

In the telephone poll of 1,012 adult Americans carried out Friday through Sunday by Opinion Research Corporation for CNN, 32 percent of respondents said they approve of Bush's performance, 60 percent said they disapprove and 8 percent said they do not know.

If you're a big fan of the Chimpster, your life must really suck right about now.

Worst. President. Ever.

4 comments:

Dave said...

And getting worse!

Wayne said...

Check out this article.
http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110008281

Wayne said...

Check out this article.
http://www.chronwatch.com/content/contentDisplay.asp?aid=20799

CC said...

Dear Wayne:

Go away. Please. If you have nothing better to contribute in the way of comments than stuff you pick up off of Michelle Malkin, or Free Republic, or whoever, then you are a total waste of time.

You have a shiny, new blog -- feel free to use it. If all of us here feel the overwhelming need to read bald-faced propaganda, trust me, we know where to find it.