Thursday, October 18, 2007

Mr. 24 Percent

This is off Reuters News:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Deepening unhappiness with President George W. Bush and the U.S. Congress soured the mood of Americans and sent Bush's approval rating to another record low this month, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Wednesday.

The Reuters/Zogby Index, which measures the mood of the country, also fell from 98.8 to 96 -- the second consecutive month it has dropped. The number of Americans who believe the country is on the wrong track jumped four points to 66 percent.

Bush's job approval rating fell to 24 percent from last month's record low for a Zogby poll of 29 percent. A paltry 11 percent gave Congress a positive grade, tying last month's record low.

"There is a real question among Americans now about how relevant this government is to them," pollster John Zogby said. "They tell us they want action on health care, education, the war and immigration, but they don't believe they are going to get it."

Take a moment to consider this story--less than one-quarter of the American public approves of President Bush's job performance. President Bush job approval ratings have now dropped to the lowest level of President Nixon's job approval ratings. I don't know if this is just a dip in the poll ratings, or a trend. But it could be time to take a closer look at the polls over the next couple of months.

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