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I just noticed this Rasmussen Report from yesterday showing an all time low for Bush: []

Sunday April 16, 2006--Thirty-nine percent (39%) of American adults approve of the way George W. Bush is performing his role as President. That's the lowest level of approval ever measured by Rasmussen Reports.

Sixty percent (60%) disapprove of Bush's job performance, the highest level ever recorded.

And once again, the strong disapproval number is higher than the total approval number.

Bush Job Approval

Strongly Approve 20%
Somewhat Approve 20%
Somewhat Disapprove 17%
Strongly Disapprove 43%

As most of the readers of DailyKos are aware, Rasmussen weights his results to a preset party identy percentage.  This has consistently kept his approval ratings for Bush at least 4-6% higher than any other pollster.  If Rasmussen is showing Bush at under 40%, does this mean Bush is now flirting with the low 30s - high 20s approval?

No wonder the administration is pushing back so hard on the Generals who criticized his handling of Iraq.

Nothing else to add then this made my morning....

Originally posted to brighton on Mon Apr 17, 2006 at 09:10 AM PDT.

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  •  Polling numbers (1+ / 0-)
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    Anyone else got new poll numbers out?  If so, please mention/link...

  •  Easter Dinner (1+ / 0-)
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    Ya think he is going to drop more in the next few days because of Easter dinner conversations?

  •  Doesn't one wonder (0+ / 0-)

    how much lower he can go before poeple do something instead of talking about how much no one likes him.  You know, like volunteer for a Democrat running, contribute to a campaign, and hopefully vote Democratic in November :) Democrat for Worcester's 6th District in Massachusetts

    by IrishHC on Mon Apr 17, 2006 at 09:37:58 AM PDT

  •  I'm wondering what triggered (0+ / 0-)

    the drop below 40%. Since they use a 3 day average and yesterday it hit 39%, there must have been a particular event that precipitated it. Let's see, last week there were the biolab lies, the Bush leak/declassifcation of the NIE, the Iran nuke plans via Hersh, oh yeah, then there were retired Generals coming out of the woodwork everyday. Hopefully, even the die hards are giving up hope on Dear Leader.

    It will be interesting to see where the more objective polls take him next time around.  

  •  39% again today (0+ / 0-)

    Monday April 17, 2006--For the second straight day, 39% of American adults approve of the way George W. Bush is performing his role as President. That's the lowest level of approval ever measured by Rasmussen Reports.


    Approve 19%
    Somewhat Approve 20%
    Somewhat Disapprove 16%
    Strongly Disapprove 44%

    It looks like it may be more than "statistical noise"

    •  personal theory (0+ / 0-)

      Rasmussen numbers trend democrat on long weekends/holiday weekends and in August when all good (read wealthy) republicans are away.  May have had an effect on this past weekend where a lot of people were traveling.

      Then again, may be after last weeks revelations more people are waking up to Bush's complete failure as President.

    •  rasmussen for Monday (0+ / 0-)

      Just cruious, do you subscribe to Rasmussen?  I'm wondering because when I go to their site, I only get numbers through Easter Sunday.  Also, I'm surprised they would have updated numbers because they generally skip polling on days like Easter (or as I recall, Mother's Day).

      •  I had the same problem (1+ / 0-)
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        I refreshed my broswer and it showed today's new numbers.... but before that, the rest of the day I was only getting yesterday's.  

        Rasmussen doesn't a 3 day rolling average- so I think the higher approval from a few days ago is still averaged into the 39% that is displayed.  Bush has dropped 6 point in approval and has gone up 7 points for disapproval- a 13 percent net change.  That's a lot for 5 days...

        But this is always higher than the other polls, which makes me look forward to the new round of polls to come out!

        20's, anyone?

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