Bush Approval Ratings Nearly - But Not Quite - Worst Ever
There's a story in the Wall Street Journal reporting that Bush's dismal approval ratings aren't as bad as the worst marks given to former presidents Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon, based on a study by Harris Interactive. Is this good news for the beleaguered White House?
Well, not so much. Harris has Bush at 28% approval, and that's only 2 points better then Nixon shortly before his resignation after the Watergate scandal, and only 6 points better than Carter after the failed mission to rescue the American hostages in Iran. Nixon's 26% and Carter's 22% were in fact the worst ratings ever recorded during the nearly half century of such polling monitored by Harris. Not much comfort there.