Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Another Record Low for Bush in the polls...
Gallup. 10/13-16. MoE 3% (9/26-28 results)
Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president?
Approve 39 (45)
Disapprove 58 (50)
Bush's fall in public approval, down from 45% in late September, is largely due to a drop in support among independents and Democrats. Bush's approval among independents declined to 32% from 37% since the last USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll taken Sept. 26-28. Approval among Democrats fell to 8% from 15% in that period.
Hess says that loss among independents "bodes ill" for Republicans in the 2006 elections.
However, Bush's approval among his Republican base continues to hold steady. It was 85% in the previous poll and 84% now. That steady GOP support is preventing him from falling lower. How long that GOP base holds remains a key question, Edmonds says.
What is amazing to me is that about 85% of republicans believe in nothing but straight party loyality. This is the new "NEO-republican" that would vote republican even if Osama was their candidate. You would never see that kind of party loyality in the face of such incompetence and corruption and, regardless of what some Democrats might tell you, that THAT IS A GOOD THING!!!
Speaking of which what is up with 8-15% of Democrats... these have to be dixie-crats on lifesupport. I guess they poll nursing homes too.