Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Bush's Approval Down After Veto

According to Rasmussen Reports, President Bush's approval rating has hit its lowest point since mid-May, dropping 8 points since July 20, at least in part because of his veto of federal funding for embryonic stem cell research, the agency suggests.

Bush will not be vindicated politically on this veto unless the entire right wing base decides to vote with a vengeance this fall. Only 26% of Americans agree with Bush's assertion that embryonic stem cell research is immoral.

Track the daily presidential job approval ratings at Rasmussen Reports.

Note: The way that Rasmussen conducts its surveys generally adds 5 points to Bush's approval rating.


At 3:33 PM, Blogger Sam said...

Hey Jack---

The escalating violence in Israel/Lebanon is making front page headlines in the Times, but do you think the administration's late, pretty feeble response will end up hurting the President in these sorts of polls? Other than failures in Iraq, of course, Dems seem to be grabbing onto more domestic issues in their campaigns against Administration-friendly Republicans. Is that pretty accurate? What are your thoughts in general on how Democrats can and are using non-Iraq foreign policy issues this fall?

Nice job here, man. I'll be keeping up with this...



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