Wonky Muse
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November 10, 2008

Worst. President. Ever.

The people have spoken:

Only 16 percent of those questioned in a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday say things are going well in the country today. That's an all-time low. Eighty-three percent say things are going badly, which is an all-time high...

The all-time low on the public's mood may have something to do with the poll's finding that President Bush is the most unpopular president since approval ratings were first sought more than six decades ago. Seventy-six percent of those questioned in the poll disapprove of how he is handling his job.

That's an all-time high in CNN polling and in Gallup polling dating back to World War II.

"No other president's disapproval rating has gone higher than 70 percent. Bush has managed to do that three times so far this year," Holland said. "That means that Bush is now more unpopular than Richard Nixon was when he resigned from office during Watergate with a 66 percent disapproval rating."
Meanwhile, the same poll shows Obama has majority support of the electorate:

So far, Obama seems to be meeting the public's high expectations. Two-thirds of all Americans have a positive view of what he has done since he was elected president, and three-quarters think he will do a good job as president.

"Obama has the support of virtually every African-American in the poll, but he also gets high marks from a solid majority of whites," Holland said.
Gallup shows he has a 68% approval rating, which interestingly is the mirror opposite of Bush's disapproval ratings.

I'm with David Letterman on this:

"I think I speak for most Americans when I say, anybody mind if he [Obama] starts a little early? Would that be a problem?"

posted at 5:34 PM by Wonky Muse

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