Saturday, September 03, 2005
Presidential Approval Update
President Bush Approval Rating in Gallup Poll
In the Gallup poll taken 8/22-25/05, President Bush hit the lowest approval of his administration, at 40% approval. In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Gallup poll taken 8/28-30/05 his approval rebounded to 45% but this was taken before the extent of damage in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama was clear and before the difficulties of emergency response were known. Katrina made landfall in Florida on August 25. It struck Louisiana on August 29 at 6:10 AM local time. Thus the Gallup poll includes respondents from the 29th and 30th, after the Louisiana landfall, but also respondents from 8/28, before landfall. Gallup has not yet (as of 9/3) released a poll taken after the full scope of the disaster became clear.