Gallup: Bush Approval Rating at 32%, Hits New Low on Iraq

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By: E&P Staff

A new Gallup Poll finds President Bush with a 32% approval rating, with one ppoint of his all-time low. His approval rating on handling the Iraq war, at 26%, is now at its lowest point.

Gallup observes, “More Americans disapprove than approve of his handling of seven different issues tested in the poll; he is rated most positively on terrorism and the economy. Bush’s approval ratings on foreign affairs, the situation in Iraq, and immigration are the lowest of his administration.”

Bush has not been above 50% in any Gallup Poll in nearly two full years.

Republicans are still largely supportive of Bush — 78% approve of him in the latest poll. But fewer than one in four independents (23%) and 1 in 10 Democrats (7%) approve: “Bush’s approval rating among Democrats has been below 10% in every Gallup Poll since mid-October 2006. By comparison, Gallup never recorded a sub-10% approval rating for Bill Clinton among Republicans. His lowest support among the opposition party’s supporters was 13% during the late summer and fall of 1994.”

These results are based on telephone interviews with a randomly selected national sample of 1,007 adults, aged 18 and older, conducted Feb. 1-4, 2007.

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