Friday, October 14, 2005

Statistics: Polling on Bush

In a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, the President's approval rating is down to an all time low of 39%. The poll also revealed overwhelming opposition to Bush from African-Americans. Only two percent of African-Americans said they approved of his performance as president.

Two percent.

As far as I know, this is the lowest approval rating of any president from any sub-group in the history of polling. FDR, who supported segregation, always scored higher. So did Nixon, who ran on the Southern Strategy devised by Strom Thurmond. And let's not forget Bush senior, who ran the Willie Horton ads against Ducacus and portrayed black women as "welfare queens," but still managed to regularly get around 8-12%.

Of course, there is a 3.4% margin of error on the poll, so it's possible that the unborn disapprove of George W. Bush's performance as president.

Hat tip to Think Progress, which has a much more interesting post on this.
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