You’ve probably heard the liberal Media gleefully reporting that Bush’s approval ratings are the worst of his presidency. What you won’t hear from the MSM is these poll results reported in historical context. Context only becomes relevant to a story when it can be used to generate more negative news about the “bushitlerhalliburton” presidency. Here’s the facts:
Despite the fact President Bush’s job approval ratings have dropped to the lowest point of his presidency, they still remain higher than the low-point ratings of the last seven presidents, including his predecessor Bill Clinton.
Data from six polling organizations in October show an average of 39.5 percent job approval for Bush. The low points for recent commanders in chief are as follows:
Bill Clinton: 37 percent
George H. W. Bush: 29 percent
Ronald Reagan: 35 percent
Jimmy Carter: 28 percent
Gerald Ford: 37 percent
Richard Nixon: 24 percent
Lyndon Johnson: 35 percent
To find presidents with higher low-point approval ratings than Bush, one has to go back to John Kennedy at 56 percent, and Dwight Eisenhower at 48 percent.
The media would rather the American public believe that no president has ever had poll numbers as low as George Bush. To report otherwise would damage their opportunity to declare the Bush presidency a failed presidency 3 years before his term is even over. When the facts are presented, it leads those of us who don’t have BDS (Bush Derangement Syndrome) to conclude that President Bush is doing better than previous presidents, especially considering his presidency has seen terrorist attacks, wars in two countries, a war on terror, Hurricanes, record gas prices, and a media that suppresses news from the frontlines of the war and reports only death counts. Clinton on the other hand had a media solidly behind him, avoided dealing with terrorism, benefited from the Contract with America, and was adored by socialist, communist, and dictatorial governments around the world, yet his poll number sank lower. Maybe us Americans aint so shtoopid as the media hopes we is.