Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Worst president ever

31 percent.

On no issue in the poll did Bush receive more than fifty percent approval.

Only Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter had lower approval ratings, and Nixon resigned rather than be impeached.

5/10/06 update: "His disapproval rating is 65 percent, just a point away from President Nixon's days before his resignation in 1974" (ABC News).

I've been hearing chatter that the Democrats can't win back the Congress this fall if they talk about impeaching the president (okay, we're not just talking about any president). I say screw the Democrats who think like that! This ain't about what it takes to win. It's about doing what the Constitution says you're supposed to do when the president breaks the law!

Furthermore, the approval of congressional Republicans may now be so low that the only way they might be able to hold onto their seats is if they themselves start impeachment proceedings.

3 Comments:

At 5/10/2006 07:21:00 AM, Anonymous Adrastos said...

In the polls of his day (Harris and Roper) Harry Truman got as low as a 21% approval rating. That's the real reason he withdrew from the 1952 race.

 
At 5/10/2006 12:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This just in: he's endorsed his brother Jeb to succeed him in the family dynasty's top job: http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=1945345 Tell me it's a joke. Please

 
At 5/10/2006 12:38:00 PM, Blogger Schroeder said...

Interesting poll statistic. So what was Truman's problem? Post-war recession caused by downsizing federal spending? Korea? I wonder, too, how polls were done then compared to how they're done now. There are bound to be some shortcomings to the ways polls could be conducted then and now.

Anonymous, note that their daddy said, "he would be 'awfully good' as president." I'd say he might have made a better word choice.

 

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