Monday, March 13, 2006

Bush approval at new Gallup low of 36%

President Bush's approval rating fell to 36% in the Gallup poll conducted 3/10-12/06. This was a new low for the President in Gallup's polling. Disapproval remained unchanged at 60%, with 4% undecided. The addition of the new Gallup data drives my estimated support (the blue line in the figure) to 36.9%, also a new low for President Bush.

Since January 1, 2006 the President's approval rating has fallen at a rate of 1% every 12.5 days, the most rapid sustained rate of decline in his presidency. Over the entire year of 2005, a particularly bad year for the President, approval declined at a rate of 1% every 29.3 days.

(The estimates here use all publicly available polling, not just Gallup.)