Bush: worst sixth-year approval rating since Nixon

Stolen from the lbo-talk mailing list. It’s amazing how much television news is like an alternate reality now - with the exception of a few of the personality shows, everyone still spends all the time with their lips attached to Bush’s ass. Is the media an occupied GOP zone now or something?

ABC NEWS/WASHINGTON POST POLL: BEFORE THE SOTU - 1/26/06 EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE AFTER 7 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006

Weak Ratings Confront Bush
Ahead of State of the Union

A weakened George W. Bush faces the nation in his 5th State of the Union address, beset by war fatigue, persistent discontent on the economy and other domestic issues, ethics concerns and rising interest in Democratic alternatives in this midterm election year.

Bush’s bottom-line job rating - 42 percent of Americans approve of his work, 56 percent disapprove - is the worst for a president entering his sixth year in office since Watergate hammered Richard Nixon. And Bush’s is not a single-issue problem: More than half disapprove of his work in eight out of nine areas tested in this ABC News/Washington Post poll, from Iraq to immigration to health care.

Start of Sixth-Year Approval Ratings
ABC News/Washington Post and Gallup polls

Bush 42%
Clinton 60%
Reagan 65%
Nixon 26%
Eisenhower 58%
Truman 45%

Sadly doesn’t matter (much) since he isn’t going for re-election again. Good to hear that a few are finally digging their collective heads out of their collective asses.