Saturday, September 10, 2005
Latest Bush-Katrina Approval
Update on approval of Bush's handling of Katrina.
The two latest poll results (through 9/8) suggest that approval of President Bush's handling of the Katrina aftermath has begun to rise. The AP-Ipsos poll, taken 9/6-8, shows approval of Bush's "handling the relief effort for victims of Hurricane Katrina" at 46%, with 52% disapproving. While not so good on balance, this is the highest approval of his handling of the relief effort since September 2. A SurveyUSA tracking poll of 1200 respondents taken on 9/8 found approval at 42%.
Interestingly, the AP/Ipsos poll found that the Presidents overall job approval fell to 39%, a new low for his presidency in the AP/Ipsos readings. More on that shortly.