The Harris Poll reports on the Harris Poll:
President Bush’s Job Performance at Lowest Ever in Harris Poll
Majorities View All U.S. Political Figures in a Negative Light
President George W. Bush’s job performance is currently viewed positively by only 28 percent of U.S. adults, the lowest since he took office. Seven in ten adults view his job performance in a negative light, including almost half (48%) who say his job performance is poor. Since February, the President has dropped from one-third (32%) who viewed his job positively and 67 percent who gave him negative marks.
The Wall Street Journal Online reports on the same poll:
Bush’s Lowest Rating Tops Nadirs for Nixon, Carter
Despite President Bush’s low popularity, he is still getting better marks than the weakest ratings for Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter, according to a new analysis from Harris Interactive.
In an April poll, Harris found that President Bush’s popularity had sunk to the lowest level of his presidency, with 28% of U.S. adults giving his job performance positive ratings and 70% rating him negatively.
Those ratings are still better than the marks President Jimmy Carter received in July 1980, when just 22% responded positively and 77% answered negatively when asked to rate the job he was doing.
I guess they’ll fit right in to the Murdoch empire if the merger happens.
Note: The poll is old, but the WSJ story is current.