Will things change in September with the GOP senators if they are seen supporting the policies of a president with Nixonian approval ratings, driven largely by his Iraq war?
In 19 months, George W. Bush will leave the White House for the last time. The latest NEWSWEEK Poll suggests that he faces a steep climb if he hopes to coax the country back to his side before he goes. In the new poll, conducted Monday and Tuesday nights, President Bush’s approval rating has reached a record low. Only 26 percent of Americans, just over one in four, approve of the job the 43rd president is doing; while, a record 65 percent disapprove, including nearly a third of Republicans.
That’s right; 31% of the Republicans polled disapprove of Bush’s job performance.