Friday, June 02, 2006

 

Free fall: Bush, Taft hit record lows in Ohio

Yieeeeeee!!!!! Via the Univ. of Cincinnati's new Ohio Poll. Particularly note the last line of this press release.
The latest Ohio Poll finds President George W. Bush’s approval rating at 35 percent, the lowest presidential approval rating recorded by the Ohio Poll since it began in 1981. Governor Bob Taft’s approval rating of 26 percent is also the lowest gubernatorial approval rating recorded by the Ohio Poll.

These findings are based on the latest Ohio Poll, conducted by the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati. The Ohio Poll is sponsored by the University of Cincinnati. The Poll was conducted between May 9 and May 21, 2006.

BUSH OVERALL APPROVAL RATING HITS RECORD LOW AT 35 PERCENT

President George W. Bush’s approval rating in Ohio is now at the lowest point in his presidency. Thirty-five percent of Ohioans approve of President Bush’s overall performance, 63 percent disapprove and two percent neither approve nor disapprove.

Bush’s approval rating (35%) is the lowest rating of a president’s performance recorded by the Ohio Poll since it began in 1981. Prior to this Ohio Poll, the lowest presidential approval rating given by Ohioans was a 45 percent approval rating of former President Bill Clinton’s performance in September 1994.

As has been the case for much of his presidency, Ohio Democrats and Republicans offer vastly different ratings of Bush’s performance. While just 13 percent of Ohio Democrats approve of the president’s performance, 63 percent of Republicans approve. However, Bush’s overall approval rating among Ohio Republicans has dipped from 84 percent in April 2005.

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