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President George W. Bush Approval Poll

Methodology

Poll Analysis

New Job Approval Polls:

Fox gained 3 points (43%), ABC dropped one points (45%),
PEW returns after three months (46%), and NBC dropped 2
points (43%) in the new poll(s) for this week.

Favorability Polls:

Gallup is down 3 points (29%),  ABC is back with a giant 
jump to 30%, Fox is back with a big jump (7 points) (30%),
NBC has a slight jump (27%) and CBS is back with a big 
jump (4 points) (24%), CNN (the other returning poll) is 
up (4 points) (28%), Zogby is back with the same poll (25%)
and PEW is back with a small jump (2 points) (24%) in the 
new poll(s) this week.

Analysis:

Any president has a raise in their polls at the end of 
their term.  This has happened with people from Nixon 
to Clinton and it appears to be happening with Bush.  
We seriously doubt that he will jump to the goal he set 
last summer of 45% by the end of his term.  We doubt he 
will hit 30%.

Electon Results

Election Results
Election Year Results
2000 Electoral College Bush 271
Gore 266
Popular Vote Bush 50,462,412 (47.87%)
Gore 51,009,810 (48.38%)
Senate Democrats Gain 4
House Democrats Gain 1
2004 Electora1 College Bush 286
Kerry 251
Popular Vote Bush 62,040,610 (50.73%)
Kerry 59,028,444 (48.27%)
Senate Republicans Gain 4
House Republicans Gain 3

Bush Poll Graphs

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Bush Poll Summary

Poll Average and Basis Data
Category Percent Notes
Current Average: 27.13% Current average based on: 217 points for 08 polls
Gain/Loss this year: 5.88 pts January 2008 start: 33.00%
Current High poll(s): 30% FOX (12/09) & ABC (12/11)
Current Low poll(s): 24% PEW (12/03) & CBS (12/05)

Bush Poll Details

Poll Details
Poll Source Percent (Change) Date of poll
ABC & Wash Post 30% (+7) 12/11/08
CBS/NYT 24% (+4) 12/04/08
CNN/Opinion Research 28% (+4) 12/01/08
Fox 30% (+4) 12/09/08
Gallup 29% (-3) 12/12/08
NBC/WSJ 27% (+1) 12/05/08
PEW 24% (+2) 12/03/08
Zogby 25% (+0) 12/10/08

Bush Poll History

Approval and Favorable History
Poll Name Date Percent Notes
ABC/Washington Post 12/11/0830% Approval
10/08/0823%
09/27/0826%
03/02/0646% Favorable
06/02/0848%
CBS & NY Times 12/04/0824% Approval
10/31/0820%
10/25/0822%
03/07/0730% Favorable
02/08/0732%
CNN/Opinion Research 12/01/0828% Approval
11/06/0824%
10/30/0828%
08/29/0838% Favorable
09/22/0646%
FOX 12/09/0830% Approval
11/01/0826%
10/28/0829%
12/09/0834% Favorable
07/22/0830%
Gallup 12/12/0829% Approval
12/04/0832%
11/13/0829%
08/21/0835% Favorable
04/18/0832%
NBC/Wall Street Journal 12/05/0827% Approval
11/01/0826%
10/17/0827%
12/05/0831% Favorable (Very & Somewhat Positive)
10/17/0829%
PEW 12/03/0824% Approval
10/23/0822%
10/09/0825%
03/19/0834% Favorable (Very & Somewhat Positive)
02/20/0835%
Zobgy 13/10/0825% Approval
11/13/0825%
10/09/0821%
10/20/0645% Favorable
10/10/0647%