Buffeted by resistance to the port transaction and discontent over the turmoil in Iraq, President Bush's approval rating fell to 38%, the lowest level recorded for him in a Times poll. His disapproval rating rose to 58%. Well it is not going to make a difference to him in the next Presidential election, as he can't run again, it must be getting to him personally as the approval polls for #43 seem to get lower and lower all the time.
In a trend that could affect turnout in the November midterm elections, Bush confronts what might be called an intensity gap... The percentage of Americans who said they strongly disapproved of his performance on a wide range of issues greatly exceeded the share who strongly approved. This is not a positive thing for the GOP.
The Times/Bloomberg poll, supervised by Times Poll Director Susan Pinkus, surveyed 1,273 adults nationwide from Saturday through Wednesday. The survey has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points. Well not a large poll, it does seem to reflect a lot of what I hear from people when I talk about George. George is not someone to bring up at this stage in California if you don't want to get into some sort of negative banter in a public situation. George needs some positive PR.
So the question is.....
If you were the President of the USA at this point of time, what would you do to try and improve your popularity rating to assist your party in the mid term elections in November, and at least have some piece of mind that the majority of the public support your agenda?????????