As Attytood says, George W. Bush has shattered a record that has stood for 55 long years, and there's not any one reason.
Bush now holds the record as holding the lowest presidential approval rating - EVER!
Among all Americans, 19% approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president and 77% disapprove. When it comes to Bush's handling of the economy, 14% approve and 79% disapprove.The previous record holder? Again thanks to Attytood:
Among Americans registered to vote, 18% approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president and 78% disapprove. When it comes to the way Bush is handling the economy, 15% of registered voters approve of the way Bush is handling the economy and 79% disapprove.
Lowest ever? That would be Harry Truman during the Korean War, in February 1952, at 22 percent.Followed closely by Richard Nixon, in January 1974, at the height of the Watergate scandal, at 22 percent.
Another notch in Bush's legacy belt.