Bush Falls to New Low in Approval

An American Research Group Poll places George Bush’s approval at only 19%. This is a new low for this poll and could also place him as the least popular president of all time.

ARG didn’t post comparisons with other presidents, but if these numbers can be compared with Gallup’s numbers Bush would have the lowest approval rating of any president. The lowest approval in a Gallup Poll since they have been measuring this was for Harry Truman at 22%.

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  1. 1
    Damien Gray says:

    It was only a matter of time.

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    Eric Dondero says:

    From James Tarantano of the WSJ, Feb. 19:

    “Mr. Geldof praised Mr. Bush for his work in delivering billions to fight disease and poverty in Africa, and blasted the United States press for ignoring the achievement. ‘Mr. Bush,’ said Mr. Geldof, ‘has done more than any other President so far.’

    ’This is the triumph of American policy really. It was probably unexpected of the man. It was expected of the nation, but not of the man, but both rose to the occasion. What’s in it for Mr. Bush? Absolutely nothing.’” Then, he added, “’The President has failed to articulate this to Americans.’”

    ‘Turning to the group of American reporters covering the President’s African trip, Geldof said in a venomous tone that he was “pissed off” at the press for failing to report “on this good news story.” In a finger-shaking reprimand of the reporters, he added finally, “You guys didn’t pay attention.”

    “For the past two and a half years or so, we’ve been hearing endlessly that Americans hate President Bush, that even those who don’t hate him disapprove of him, that even those who don’t disapprove of him are tired of him, and that his presidency is an unqualified failure.

    “Now comes a surprising dissent from that view, and hardly anyone pays attention. It’s a man-bites-dog story, but the press corps looks more like a herd of sheep.”

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    Eric Dondero says:

    BTW, that’s 1980s New Wave Rock Star Sir Bob Geldoff, formerly of the Boomtown Rats.

    Funny how 1980s hipsters now in 2008 completely ignore him cause he has some praise for Bush. No articles at Daily Kos, nothing on Huffington Post, not a single mention of this at Liberal Values.

    Doesn’t quite fit the template, so to speak.

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    Eric Dondero says:

    You know, try to imagine New Wavers/Punk Rockers in the 1980s now backing REPUBLICAN Bush. It’s reality.

    Within the last few months and years the following Rock Stars have turned Republican: Don Fagen of Steely Dan, ZZ Top, Gene Simmons of KISS, David Lee Roth, Alice Cooper, and now apparently even Bob Geldoff.

    As a former Punk Rocker I’ve gotta say, who would’ve ever thunk it? But then again, our movement in the 1980s was more libertarian and not pro-government liberal. Just took a while for these aging rock stars to catch on.

    I say, doesn’t matter! May have taken you all a while, but good to have you all finally as Republicans, where you belong!!

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Eric Dondero, part of a vanishing breed of Americans who actually view George Bush favorably.

    When you have to resort to the Wall Street Journal to find someone who says something favorable about Bush, you are really getting desperate.

    There are no articles on a few rock stars supporting Republicans on liberal blogs because this is hardly worthy of discussion. Republicans are forced to concentrate on stories like this because otherwise the real news is all bad for them.

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