A new poll suggests that George W. Bush is the most unpopular president in modern American history.Hmm. I wonder if John “100 Years War” McCain is rethinking his decision to keep his lips pressed firmly on Bush’s ass. Probably not. He knows that the only chance he has of triumphing in this year’s presidential contest is to convince all those Americans who voted for Bush twice, that they weren’t wrong in doing so, and that he’ll carry on Bush’s policies.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Thursday indicates that 71 percent of the American public disapprove of how Bush his handling his job as president.
“No president has ever had a higher disapproval rating in any CNN or Gallup poll; in fact, this is the first time that any president’s disapproval rating has cracked the 70 percent mark,” said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
“Bush’s approval rating, which stands at 28 percent in our new poll, remains better than the all-time lows set by Harry Truman and Richard Nixon (22 percent and 24 percent, respectively), but even those two presidents never got a disapproval rating in the 70s,” Holland added. “The previous all-time record in CNN or Gallup polling was set by Truman, 66 percent disapproval in January 1952.”
CNN Senior Political Analyst Bill Schneider adds, “He is more unpopular than Richard Nixon was just before he resigned from the presidency in August 1974.” President Nixon’s disapproval rating in August 1974 stood at 67 percent.
The poll also indicates that support for the war in Iraq has never been lower. Thirty percent of those questioned favored the war while 68 percent opposed the conflict.
READ MORE: “George Bush Is John McCain’s Rev. Wright,” by Joan Walsh (Salon); “8 in 10 See Recession, 73% Disapprove of Bush (McCain) Economy,” by Chris Ryan (AMERICAblog).