Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Bush Katrina Job Rating Remains Stable (9/19)

Approval of President Bush's handling of Katrina, through 9/19. Posted by Picasa

Approval of President Bush's handling of Katrina has remained stable over the past week to 10 days, according to polling from ABC/WP, CBS/NYT, SurveyUSA, Gallup and AP/Ipsos. The local regression fit (lowess) plotted in red has stabilized and remained quite flat over the last several polls.

The good news for the President is that the initial decline has been arrested and slightly reversed from the low of approval, around Sept. 7. The bad news is that the President's speech on September 15 appears to have done little to improve the image of his performance.