Poll show public's disapproval of Bush at historic high
A recent Gallup poll revealed that the American public is finally cutting through the lies and propaganda and seeing the failure of the Bush administration across the board.
Bush's approval rating is the absolutel lowest of any president at this point in their second term.
There have been seven U.S. presidents re-elected to a second term since World War II (although two of them -- Harry Truman and Lyndon Johnson -- had initially ascended to the presidency without being elected). Here's where they stood in August of the year after their re-election (or, in the case of Truman, in June):
President, timeframe, approval rating.
June 1949 (No July or
August 1949 measure)
Lyndon B. Johnson
George W. Bush
Bush's current 43% job approval rating is the lowest of all of these presidents with the exception of Richard Nixon, who was beset by the woes of Watergate by the summer of 1973. (Of course, Bush's most recent 40% is lower still by comparison.)