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History of Bush Composite Job Approval

Bush Second Term - Fourth Year

2008 Job Approval Poll History and Basis Data
Date Percent Points / #Polls Polls Used
12/26/08 27.13% 217 / 08
11/10/08 23.63% 189 / 08
10/29/08 24.80% 248 / 10
10/17/08 25.10% 251 / 10
10/08/08 25.25% 202 / 08
09/27/08 28.83% 173 / 06
08/30/08 28.45% 313 / 11
08/17/08 28.56% 257 / 09
08/02/08 28.09% 309 / 11
01/16/08 33.00% 165 / 05
07/21/08 28.00% 224 / 08
06/25/08 27.20% 272 / 10
06/17/08 28.00% 168 / 06
06/08/08 27.20% 136 / 05
06/01/08 27.60% 138 / 05
05/19/08 28.63% 229 / 08
01/16/08 33.00% 165 / 05
05/09/08 28.88% 231 / 08
04/23/08 28.43% 199 / 06
04/11/08 29.00% 203 / 07
04/05/08 30.38% 243 / 08
03/26/08 31.00% 279 / 09
03/16/08 31.67% 285 / 09
02/28/08 31.22% 281 / 09
02/17/08 31.22% 281 / 09
02/08/08 32.13% 257 / 08
02/03/08 32.25% 258 / 08
01/27/08 32.14% 225 / 07
01/16/08 33.00% 165 / 05
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Bush Second Term - Third Year

2007 Job Approval Poll History and Basis Data
Date Percent Points / #Polls Polls Used
12/01/07 32.20% 161 / 05
11/08/07 31.75% 254 / 08
10/20/07 31.38% 251 / 08
10/12/07 31.14% 218 / 07
09/22/07 32.50% 260 / 08
07/25/07 31.00% 248 / 08
07/17/07 29.17% 175 / 06
07/01/07 29.78% 268 / 09
06/28/07 30.67% 276 / 09
06/15/07 31.44% 283 / 09
06/11/07 32.00% 192 / 06
05/25/07 33.14% 232 / 07
05/08/07 33.55% 369 / 11
04/30/07 34.18% 376 / 11
04/21/07 34.44% 310 / 09
04/14/07 34.00% 272 / 08
04/10/07 34.12% 205 / 06
03/31/07 33.67% 303 / 09
03/24/07 33.13% 265 / 08
03/13/07 33.56% 302 / 09
03/06/07 33.00% 297 / 09
02/22/07 33.00% 297 / 09
02/10/07 33.42% 401 / 12
02/07/07 33.91% 373 / 11
01/29/07 34.00% 374 / 11
01/24/07 34.00% 306 / 09
01/21/07 33.50% 201 / 06
01/19/07 34.00% 170 / 05
01/13/07 33.00% 099 / 03
01/05/07 34.86% 244 / 07

Bush Second Term - Second Year

2006 Job Approval Poll History and Basis Data
Date Percent Points / #Polls Polls Used
12/15/06 34.27% 377 / 11
12/10/06 33.17% 199 / 06
11/29/06 35.09% 386 / 11
11/17/06 35.45% 390 / 11
11/12/06 36.82% 405 / 11
10/29/06 36.73% 404 / 11
10/24/06 36.60% 366 / 10
10/20/06 37.09% 408 / 11
10/16/06 37.83% 454 / 12
10/10/06 38.36% 422 / 11
10/08/06 39.42% 473 / 12
10/04/06 40.50% 405 / 10
09/29/06 40.30% 403 / 08
09/21/06 39.90% 439 / 11
09/19/06 39.67% 357 / 09
09/14/06 38.11% 343 / 09
09/01/06 36.89% 332 / 09
08/30/06 37.09% 408 / 11
08/27/06 36.90% 369 / 10
08/22/06 37.10% 371 / 10
08/17/06 36.82% 405 / 18
08/10/06 37.88% 303 / 08
08/03/06 37.13% 297 / 08
07/26/06 36.33% 218 / 06
07/01/06 37.25% 298 / 08
06/18/06 35.25% 282 / 08
06/11/06 34.38% 275 / 08
06/05/06 33.38% 267 / 08
05/20/06 33.44% 301 / 09
05/08/06 33.80% 169 / 05
05/02/06 35.44% 319 / 09
04/21/06 36.11% 325 / 09
04/16/06 37.25% 298 / 08
04/06/06 36.13% 289 / 08
03/16/06 36.80% 368 / 10
03/15/06 37.22% 335 / 09
03/10/06 37.63% 301 / 08
03/07/06 37.71% 264 / 07
03/02/06 37.86% 265 / 07
02/28/06 40.11% 361 / 09
02/14/06 40.75% 326 / 08
02/11/06 41.13% 329 / 08
02/09/06 41.00% 287 / 07
02/01/06 41.00% 410 / 10
01/27/06 41.13% 329 / 08
01/19/06 40.86% 289 / 07
01/11/06 42.60% 213 / 05

Bush Second Term - First Year

2005 Job Approval Poll History and Basis Data
Date Percent Points / #Polls Polls Used
12/20/05 40.67% 366 / 09
11/15/05 37.00% 333 / 09
11/12/05 37.44% 337 / 09
11/11/05 37.63% 301 / 08
11/07/05 38.88% 311 / 08
10/31/05 40.13% 321 / 08
10/19/05 39.38% 407 / 09
10/16/05 40.13% 321 / 08
09/20/05 40.22% 362 / 09
09/19/05 40.11% 361 / 09
09/16/05 40.78% 367 / 09
09/14/05 41.38% 371 / 09
09/12/05 41.38% 331 / 08
09/11/05 41.75% 334 / 08
09/09/05 42.00% 336 / 08
09/08/05 42.67% 256 / 06
08/30/05 42.86% 300 / 07
08/29/05 42.33% 254 / 06
08/26/05 42.89% 386 / 09
08/24/05 43.33% 390 / 09
08/06/05 44.00% 394 / 09
08/03/05 44.25% 354 / 08
07/29/05 44.00% 264 / 06
07/28/05 44.57% 312 / 07
07/18/05 45.57% 319 / 07
07/15/05 46.00% 322 / 07
07/12/05 46.67% 280 / 06
07/09/05 46.83% 281 / 06
07/07/05 47.00% 235 / 05
06/30/05 44.50% 356 / 08
06/29/05 44.63% 357 / 08
06/24/05 44.86% 314 / 07
06/17/05 45.22% 407 / 09
06/10/05 45.63% 365 / 08
05/27/05 45.71% 320 / 07
05/02/05 46.17% 277 / 06
04/26/05 46.28% 324 / 07
04/19/05 46.50% 279 / 06
04/09/05 46.50% 372 / 08
04/08/05 47.00% 376 / 08
03/27/05 46.75% 374 / 08
03/19/05 49.00% 343 / 07
02/13/05 49.20% 492 / 10

Bush First Term - Fourth Year

2004 Job Approval Poll History and Basis Data
Date Percent Points / #Polls Polls Used
12/28/04 48.78% 439 / 09
11/18/04 49.75% 398 / 08
11/01/04 48.40% 484 / 10
10/25/04 48.00% 432 / 09
10/22/04 48.44% 436 / 09
10/13/04 48.44% 436 / 09
10/09/04 48.89% 440 / 09
10/08/04 48.80% 488 / 10
10/04/04 48.90% 489 / 10 pollss
10/03/04 49.30% 493 / 10
09/29/04 49.50% 495 / 10
09/28/04 49.44% 445 / 09
09/24/04 49.00% 441 / 09
09/20/04 49.44% 445 / 09
09/20/04 49.44% 445 / 09
09/16/04 49.80% 498 / 10
09/11/04 50.20% 502 / 10
09/10/04 50.11% 451 / 09
09/07/04 49.50% 495 / 10
09/03/04 48.64% 535 / 11
08/30/04 48.06% 577 / 12
08/27/04 47.50% 570 / 12
08/20/04 46.60% 466 / 10
08/07/04 46.75% 561 / 12
08/07/04 46.75% 561 / 12
08/05/04 46.83% 562 / 12
08/02/04 47.25% 567 / 12
07/31/04 47.50% 570 / 12
07/30/04 47.75% 573 / 12
07/26/04 47.17% 578 / 12
07/22/04 47.38% 379 / 08
07/17/04 47.50% 380 / 08
07/15/04 47.13% 337 / 08
07/09/04 47.14% 330 / 07
07/02/04 47.25% 567 / 12
06/28/04 47.45% 522 / 11
06/25/04 48.00% 480 / 10
06/19/04 46.90% 469 / 10
06/18/04 46.78% 421 / 09
06/12/04 46.00% 460 / 10
06/03/04 45.73% 503 / 11
05/27/04 45.18% 497 / 11
05/24/04 45.27% 498 / 11
05/20/04 45.30% 453 / 10
05/16/04 45.40% 454 / 10
05/15/04 45.78% 412 / 09
05/14/04 46.80% 468 / 10
05/13/04 46.89% 422 / 09
05/12/04 47.11% 424 / 09
05/10/04 47.56% 428 / 09
05/09/04 48.00% 480 / 10
05/08/04 48.09% 529 / 11
05/07/04 48.20% 482 / 10
05/06/04 48.27% 531 / 11
05/05/04 48.55% 534 / 11
04/29/04 48.80% 488 / 10
04/28/04 49.10% 491 / 10
04/25/04 48.60% 486 / 10
04/22/04 48.50% 485 / 10
04/21/04 48.56% 437 / 09
04/09/04 48.25% 386 / 08
04/07/04 48.33% 290 / 06
04/05/04 48.29% 338 / 07
04/02/04 48.89% 440 / 09
03/29/04 49.00% 490 / 10
03/27/04 48.88% 440 / 09
03/25/04 48.78% 439 / 09
03/24/04 49.30% 493 / 10
03/22/04 49.33% 444 / 09
03/16/04 49.75% 398 / 08
03/15/04 49.25% 394 / 08
03/10/04 49.13% 393 / 08
03/09/04 49.11% 442 / 09
03/08/04 49.33% 444 / 09
03/05/04 48.88% 391 / 08
03/04/04 49.44% 445 / 09
02/28/04 49.33% 444 / 09
02/21/04 49.50% 495 / 10
02/20/04 49.33% 444 / 09
02/19/04 49.89% 449 / 09
02/16/04 50.13% 401 / 08
02/12/04 50.13% 401 / 08
02/09/04 51.30% 513 / 10
02/07/04 51.00% 510 / 10
02/05/04 51.90% 519 / 10
02/02/04 52.80% 528 / 10
01/29/04 53.20% 532 / 10
01/24/04 53.30% 533 / 10
01/23/04 53.70% 537 / 10
01/20/04 54.20% 542 / 10
01/19/04 54.78% 493 / 09
01/18/04 56.13% 441 / 08
01/16/04 56.37% 451 / 08
01/13/04 56.67% 510 / 09
01/10/04 56.27% 619 / 11
01/09/04 56.50% 678 / 11
01/07/04 56.18% 618 / 11

Bush First Term - Third Year

2003 Job Approval Poll History and Basis Data
Date Percent Points / #Polls Polls Used
12/29/03 56.45% 621 / 11
12/23/03 55.50% 565 / 10
12/21/03 56.50% 452 / 08
12/18/03 56.13% 449 / 08
12/16/03 53.56% 482 / 09
12/13/03 52.13% 417 / 08
12/11/03 52.14% 365 / 07
12/09/03 51.56% 464 / 09
12/08/03 51.91% 571 / 11
11/25/03 51.88% 570 / 11
11/24/03 52.00% 572 / 11
11/22/03 51.67% 465 / 09
11/14/03 51.50% 412 / 08
11/13/03 52.00% 416 / 08
11/12/03 52.50% 420 / 08
11/07/03 53.33% 480 / 09
11/05/03 53.22% 479 / 09
11/01/03 53.33% 480 / 09
10/31/03 53.00% 477 / 09
10/26/03 51.13% 417 / 08
10/24/03 52.50% 420 / 08
10/23/03 52.00% 416 / 08
10/22/03 51.33% 462 / 09
10/20/03 51.50% 412 / 08
10/16/03 51.63% 413 / 08
10/14/03 51.78% 466 / 09
10/11/03 52.22% 470 / 09
10/10/03 51.30% 523 / 10
10/02/03 51.80% 518 / 10
10/01/03 51.90% 519 / 10
09/28/03 52.30% 523 / 10
09/12/03 52.88% 423 / 08
09/25/03 51.89% 423 / 08
09/24/03 52.22% 470 / 09
09/17/03 52.63% 421 / 08
09/13/03 52.755 422 / 08
09/12/03 52.88% 423 / 08
09/12/03 52.88% 423 / 08
09/12/03 52.88% 423 / 08
09/12/03 52.88% 423 / 08
09/12/03 52.88% 423 / 08
09/12/03 52.88% 423 / 08
09/12/03 52.88% 423 / 08
09/12/03 52.88% 423 / 08
09/08/03 54.78% 493 / 09
09/06/03 55.11% 496 / 09
09/05/03 55.56% 500 / 09
08/28/03 56.00% 504 / 09
08/25/03 56.30% 563 / 10
08/24/03 56.10% 561 / 10
08/21/03 56.50% 565 / 10
08/10/03 56.60% 566 / 10
08/07/03 56.40% 564 / 10
08/01/03 67778% 511 / 09
07/29/03 56.88% 455 / 08
07/27/03 57.00% 456 / 08
07/26/03 57.11% 514 / 09
07/22/03 57.78% 520 / 09
07/18/03 58.11% 523 / 09
07/17/03 58.90% 589 / 10
07/09/03 59.00% 590 / 10
07/12/03 59.55% 536 / 09
07/11/03 60.55% 666 / 11
07/09/03 61.09% 672 / 11
07/03/03 61.20% 612 / 10
07/01/03 61.00% 488 / 08
06/22/03 61.25% 490 / 08
06/20/03 62.13% 497 / 08
06/17/03 62.25% 498 / 08
06/13/03 64.00% 512 / 08
06/12/03 64.28% 514 / 08
06/04/03 64.38% 515 / 08
06/03/03 64.63% 517 / 08
05/23/03 65.88% 527 / 08
05/22/03 66.00% 528 / 08
05/10/03 66.56% 599 / 09
05/07/03 66.67% 600 / 09
05/05/03 67.44% 607 / 09
04/29/03 68.11% 613 / 09
04/28/03 68.78% 619 / 09
04/20/03 69.56% 626 / 09
04/17/03 69.78% 628 / 09
04/13/03 69.33% 624 / 09
04/12/03 68.78% 619 / 09
04/11/03 68.44% 616 / 09
04/10/03 66.89% 602 / 09
04/05/03 66.56% 599 / 09
04/04/03 66.66% 600 / 09
03/24/03 65.78% 592 / 09
03/28/03 64.63% 517 / 08
03/25/03 63.00% 567 / 09
03/24/03 60.56% 545 / 09
03/22/03 58.20% 582 / 10
03/21/03 57.30% 573 / 10
03/18/03 56.70% 567 / 10
03/15/03 56.42% 677 / 12
03/11/03 56.66% 680 / 12
03/10/03 56.83% 682 / 12
03/04/03 56.92% 683 / 12
02/28/03 56.75% 681 / 12
02/24/03 57.17% 686 / 12
02/23/03 58.17% 698 / 12
02/21/03 58.58% 703 / 12
02/19/03 58.83% 706 / 12
02/19/03 58.83% 706 / 12
02/19/03 58.83% 706 / 12
02/18/03 62.20% 654 / 11
02/13/03 60.27%
02/11/03 60.45%
02/10/03 60.27%
02/09/03 59.82%
02/08/03 58.45%
02/06/03 58.09%
02/04/03 57.92%
01/30/03 58.09%
01/27/03 58.09%
01/24/03 58.91%
01/23/03 59.64%
01/22/03 60.36%
01/20/03 60.50%
01/18/03 62.00%
01/15/03 62.20%

Bush First Term - Second Year

2002 Job Approval Poll History and Basis Data
Date Percent Points / #Polls Polls Used
Data only in Access

Bush First Term - First Year

2001 Job Approval Poll History and Basis Data
Date Percent Points / #Polls Polls Used
Data only in Access