About 1/3 of Americans Approve of Bush Performance

a) Do you approve or disapprove of how George W. Bush is handling his job as president?

Sept. 12 Aug. 22 Jul. 18 Jun. 27
Approve 37% 33% 32% 31%
Disapprove 58% 56% 61% 60%

Source: Opinion Dynamics / Fox News
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 900 registered American voters, conducted on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12, 2007. Margin of error is 3 per cent.
b) Do you approve or disapprove of George W. Bush’s performance as president?

Sept. 9 Aug. 8 Jun. 24 May 6
Approve 36% 36% 32% 38%
Disapprove 61% 61% 66% 61%

Source: Opinion Research Corporation / CNN
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,017 American adults, conducted from Sept. 7 to Sept. 9, 2007. Margin of error is 3 per cent.
c) Do you approve or disapprove of George W. Bush’s performance as president?

Sept. 7 Jul. 21 Jun. 1 Apr. 12
Approve 33% 33% 35% 35%
Disapprove 64% 65% 62% 62%

Source: TNS / Washington Post / ABC News
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,002 American adults, conducted from Sept. 4 to Sept. 7, 2007. Margin of error is 3 per cent.
d) Do you approve or disapprove of how George W. Bush is handling his job as president?

Sept. 8 Aug. 16 Aug. 5 Jul. 15
Approve 33% 32% 34% 31%
Disapprove 62% 63% 62% 63%

Source: Gallup / USA Today
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,028 American adults, conducted on Sept. 7 and Sept. 8, 2007. Margin of error is 3 per cent.
e) Overall, do you approve, disapprove or have mixed feelings about the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president?

Sept. 12 Aug. 8 Jul. 11 Jun. 6
Approve 33% 35% 33% 32%
Disapprove 64% 62% 65% 66%
Mixed feelings 2% 2% 1% 1%

Source: Ipsos-Public Affairs / Associated Press
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,000 American adults, conducted from Sept. 10 to Sept. 12, 2007. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.
f) In general, do you approve or disapprove of the job that George W. Bush is doing as president?

Sept. 10 Jul. 30 Jun. 11 Apr. 23
Approve 33% 31% 29% 35%
Disapprove 61% 63% 66% 60%

Source: Hart/Newhouse / The Wall Street Journal / NBC News
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,008 American adults, conducted from Sept. 7 to Sept. 10, 2007. Margin of error is 3.1 per cent.
g) Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president?

Sept. 8 Aug. 29 Jul. 22 Jul. 17
Approve 30% 29% 30% 29%
Disapprove 64% 64% 62% 64%

Source: CBS News
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 1,036 American adults, conducted from Sept. 4 to Sept. 8, 2007. Margin of error is 3 per cent.

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