Approval Ratings of Bush, Dem Congress Remain At Historic Lows

Posted January 10, 2008 at 11:18am

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A new survey conducted by Gallup between Jan. 4-6 found that public approval ratings of President Bush and the Congress still wallow at historic lows in the history of this poll. Only 32 percent of Americans approving of the job Bush is doing as president and a mere 23 percent approving of the job Congress is doing. The previous figures were 32 percent and 22percent, respectively. Three-quarters of Republicans (76 percent) currently approve of Bush’s job performance, compared with 20 percent of independents and 7 percent of Democrats. Despite the Democratic majority in Congress, rank-and-file Democrats are not nearly as supportive of the job Congress is doing as Republicans are of the job the Republican president is doing. Only 27 percent of Democrats currently approve of the job Congress is doing, nearly identical to the percentage of Republicans saying the same