Does anyone know the background on this outfit? Are they independent or partisan?
There's also the possibility that (gasp!) Bush might have recovered a bit (the poll dates are 17-20), although it's hard to tell since this outfit doesn't have previous polling history to provide a benchmark.
There's other interesting stuff in the poll:
- The strength of negatives on Bush job approval is, as we've become used to, stunning (26 strongly approve, 43 strongly disapprove)
- Democratic voters are much more motivated than Republican voters (see the question 'how likely you are to recommend that a friend or neighbor vote for', on a scale of 0 to 10, averages are for Dem=4.8, for Rep=3.9)
- Huge negatives on direction of country question (31 positive, 61 negative)
- Some mildly interesting polling on attitudes towards J. McCain and H. Clinton, strengths and weaknesses, etc. (H.C. has much stronger recognition, also more negatives, mostly for being 'too liberal')
TOTAL Approve 41
TOTAL Disapprove 52
Strongly approve 26
Somewhat approve 14
Lean approve 2
Neither/Not sure/Mixed (VOLUNTEERED)/Do not lean 5
Lean disapprove 2
Somewhat disapprove 7
Strongly disapprove 43
Not sure/refused 2
Thinking about all the problems and challenges this country has to face, do you think this country is making a good effort to solve its problems, or, are you seriously disappointed?
Making a good effort 31
Seriously disappointed 61
Mixed/Some of both (VOLUNTEERED) 6
Not sure/refused 1
TOTAL Pro-life 46
TOTAL Pro-choice 48
You can get the report here:
If you have more info on Cook / RT Strategies please share here, otherwise feel free to use this as an open thread for poll junkies, as there hasn't been one in a while.