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Presidential Approval Ratings -- George W. Bush

George W. Bush Presidential Job Approval

George W. Bush's Job Approval Ratings Trend

George W. Bush's 2001-2009 Term Average

49%

George W. Bush's First-Term Average

62%

George W. Bush's Second-Term Average

37%

George W. Bush's High Point:

90%

(Sep 21-22, 2001)

George W. Bush's Low Point:

25%

(three times; most recent:
Oct 31-Nov 2, 2008)

Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president?

Approve

Disapprove

No opinion

%

%

%

2009

2009 Jan 9-11

34

61

5

2008

2008 Dec 12-14

29

67

4

2008 Dec 4-7

32

61

7

2008 Nov 13-16

29

66

4

2008 Nov 7-9

28

68

5

2008 Oct 31-Nov 2

25

70

5

2008 Oct 23-26

31

66

3

2008 Oct 10-12

25

71

4

2008 Oct 3-5

25

70

6

2008 Sep 26-27

27

69

4

2008 Sep 8-11

31

65

4

2008 Sep 5-7

33

64

3

2008 Aug 21-23

29

66

5

2008 Aug 7-10

33

61

6

2008 Jul 25-27

32

65

3

2008 Jul 10-13

31

61

8

2008 Jun 15-19

28

68

4

2008 Jun 9-12

30

64

6

2008 May 30-Jun 1

28

68

4

2008 May 8-11

29

65

6

2008 May 1-3

28

67

5

2008 Apr 18-20

28

69

4

2008 Apr 6-9

28

67

5

2008 Mar 14-16

32

64

4

2008 Mar 6-9

32

64

4

2008 Feb 21-24

32

62

5

2008 Feb 11-14

31

65

4

2008 Feb 8-10

33

61

5

2008 Jan 30-Feb 2

34

61

5

2008 Jan 10-13

34

60

6

2008 Jan 4-6

32

64

4

2007

2007 Dec 14-16

32

65

3

2007 Dec 6-9

37

57

5

2007 Nov 30-Dec 2

34

62

4

2007 Nov 11-14

32

61

7

2007 Nov 2-4

31

64

5

2007 Oct 12-14

32

64

3

2007 Oct 4-7

32

64

4

2007 Sep 14-16

36

62

2

2007 Sep 7-8

33

62

5

2007 Aug 13-16

32

63

5

2007 Aug 3-5

34

62

4

2007 Jul 12-15

31

63

6

2007 Jul 6-8

29

66

5

2007 Jun 11-14

32

65

3

2007 Jun 1-3

32

62

6

2007 May 10-13

33

62

5

2007 May 4-6

34

63

3

2007 Apr 13-15

36

60

4

2007 Apr 2-5

38

58

4

2007 Mar 23-25

34

62

4

2007 Mar 11-14

35

61

4

2007 Mar 2-4

33

63

4

2007 Feb 9-11

37

59

3

2007 Feb 1-4

32

65

4

2007 Jan 15-18

36

61

3

2007 Jan 12-14

34

63

4

2007 Jan 5-7

37

59

4

2006

2006 Dec 11-14

35

61

4

2006 Dec 8-10

38

59

4

2006 Nov 9-12

33

62

4

2006 Nov 2-5

38

56

6

2006 Oct 20-22

37

58

4

2006 Oct 9-12

37

57

6

2006 Oct 6-8

37

59

4

2006 Sep 15-17

44

51

5

2006 Sep 7-10

39

56

5

2006 Aug 18-20

42

54

4

2006 Aug 7-10

37

59

4

2006 Jul 28-30

40

56

4

2006 Jul 21-23

37

59

4

2006 Jul 6-9

40

55

5

2006 Jun 23-25

37

60

3

2006 Jun 9-11

38

56

6

2006 Jun 1-4

36

57

6

2006 May 8-11

33

61

6

2006 May 5-7

31

65

5

2006 Apr 28-30

34

63

3

2006 Apr 10-13

36

59

5

2006 Apr 7-9

37

60

3

2006 Mar 13-16

37

59

5

2006 Mar 10-12

36

60

4

2006 Feb 28-Mar 1

38

60

2

2006 Feb 9-12

39

56

4

2006 Feb 6-9

42

55

4

2006 Jan 20-22

43

54

4

2006 Jan 9-12

43

53

4

2006 Jan 6-8

43

54

3

2005

2005 Dec 19-22

43

53

4

2005 Dec 16-18

41

56

3

2005 Dec 9-11

42

55

3

2005 Dec 5-8

43

52

5

2005 Nov 17-20

38

57

5

2005 Nov 11-13

37

60

3

2005 Nov 7-10

40

55

5

2005 Oct 28-30

41

56

3

2005 Oct 24-26

41

56

3

2005 Oct 21-23

42

55

3

2005 Oct 13-16

39

58

3

2005 Sep 26-28

45

50

5

2005 Sep 16-18

40

58

2

2005 Sep 12-15

45

52

3

2005 Sep 8-11

46

51

3

2005 Aug 28-30

45

52

3

2005 Aug 22-25

40

56

4

2005 Aug 8-11

45

51

4

2005 Aug 5-7

45

51

4

2005 Jul 25-28

44

51

5

2005 Jul 22-24

49

48

3

2005 Jul 7-10

49

48

3

2005 Jun 29-30

46

51

3

2005 Jun 24-26

45

53

2

2005 Jun 16-19

47

51

2

2005 Jun 6-8

47

49

4

2005 May 23-26

48

47

5

2005 May 20-22

46

50

4

2005 May 2-5

50

45

5

2005 Apr 29-May 1

48

49

3

2005 Apr 18-21

48

49

3

2005 Apr 4-7

50

45

5

2005 Apr 1-2

48

48

4

2005 Mar 21-23

45

49

6

2005 Mar 18-20

52

44

4

2005 Mar 7-10

52

44

4

2005 Feb 25-26

52

45

3

2005 Feb 21-24

51

45

4

2005 Feb 7-10

49

48

3

2005 Feb 4-6

57

40

3

2005 Jan 14-16

51

46

3

2005 Jan 7-9

52

44

4

2005 Jan 3-5

52

44

4

2004

2004 Dec 17-19

49

46

5

2004 Dec 5-8

53

44

3

2004 Nov 19-21

55

42

3

2004 Nov 7-10

53

44

3

2004 Oct 29-31

48

47

5

2004 Oct 22-24

51

46

3

2004 Oct 14-16

51

47

2

2004 Oct 11-14

48

49

3

2004 Oct 9-10

47

49

4

2004 Oct 1-3

50

48

2

2004 Sep 24-26

54

44

2

2004 Sep 13-15

52

45

3

2004 Sep 3-5

52

46

2

2004 Aug 23-25

49

47

4

2004 Aug 9-11

51

46

3

2004 Jul 30-Aug 1

48

49

3

2004 Jul 19-21

49

47

4

2004 Jul 8-11

47

49

4

2004 Jun 21-23

48

49

3

2004 Jun 3-6

49

49

2

2004 May 21-23

47

49

4

2004 May 7-9

46

51

3

2004 May 2-4

49

48

3

2004 Apr 16-18

52

45

3

2004 Apr 5-8

52

45

3

2004 Mar 26-28

53

44

3

2004 Mar 8-11

50

47

3

2004 Mar 5-7

49

48

3

2004 Feb 16-17

51

46

3

2004 Feb 9-12

51

46

3

2004 Feb 6-8

52

44

4

2004 Jan 29-Feb 1

49

48

3

2004 Jan 12-15

53

44

3

2004 Jan 9-11

59

38

3

2004 Jan 2-5

60

35

5

2003

2003 Dec 15-16

63

34

3

2003 Dec 11-14

56

41

3

2003 Dec 5-7

55

43

2

2003 Nov 14-16

50

47

3

2003 Nov 10-12

51

45

4

2003 Nov 3-5

54

43

3

2003 Oct 24-26

53

42

5

2003 Oct 10-12

56

40

4

2003 Oct 6-8

55

42

3

2003 Sep 19-21

50

47

3

2003 Sep 8-10

52

43

5

2003 Aug 25-26

59

37

4

2003 Aug 4-6

60

36

4

2003 Jul 25-27

58

38

4

2003 Jul 18-20

59

38

3

2003 Jul 7-9

62

34

4

2003 Jun 27-29

61

36

3

2003 Jun 12-15

63

33

4

2003 Jun 9-10

62

34

4

2003 May 30-Jun 1

64

32

4

2003 May 19-21

66

30

4

2003 May 5-7

69

28

3

2003 Apr 22-23

70

26

4

2003 Apr 14-16

71

24

5

2003 Apr 7-9

69

26

5

2003 Apr 5-6

70

27

3

2003 Mar 29-30

71

26

3

2003 Mar 24-25

69

27

4

2003 Mar 22-23

71

25

4

2003 Mar 14-15

58

38

4

2003 Mar 3-5

57

37

6

2003 Feb 24-26

57

37

6

2003 Feb 17-19

58

37

5

2003 Feb 7-9

61

34

5

2003 Feb 3-6

59

35

6

2003 Jan 31-Feb 2

61

35

4

2003 Jan 23-25

60

36

4

2003 Jan 20-22

58

36

6

2003 Jan 13-16

61

34

5

2003 Jan 10-12

58

37

5

2003 Jan 3-5

63

32

5

2002

2002 Dec 19-22

61

32

7

2002 Dec 16-17

63

33

4

2002 Dec 9-10

63

32

5

2002 Dec 5-8

64

29

7

2002 Nov 22-24

65

28

7

2002 Nov 11-14

66

26

8

2002 Nov 8-10

68

27

5

2002 Oct 31-Nov 3

63

29

8

2002 Oct 21-22

67

28

5

2002 Oct 14-17

62

31

7

2002 Oct 3-6

67

28

5

2002 Sep 23-26

68

26

6

2002 Sep 20-22

66

30

4

2002 Sep 13-16

70

26

4

2002 Sep 5-8

66

30

4

2002 Sep 2-4

66

29

5

2002 Aug 19-21

65

28

7

2002 Aug 5-8

68

26

6

2002 Jul 29-31

71

23

6

2002 Jul 26-28

69

26

5

2002 Jul 22-24

69

24

7

2002 Jul 9-11

73

21

6

2002 Jul 5-8

76

18

6

2002 Jun 28-30

76

19

5

2002 Jun 21-23

73

21

6

2002 Jun 17-19

74

20

6

2002 Jun 7-8

74

18

8

2002 Jun 3-6

70

23

7

2002 May 28-29

77

17

6

2002 May 20-22

76

17

7

2002 May 6-9

76

19

5

2002 Apr 29-May 1

77

20

3

2002 Apr 22-24

77

17

6

2002 Apr 8-11

75

20

5

2002 Apr 5-7

76

19

5

2002 Mar 22-24

79

17

4

2002 Mar 18-20

79

16

5

2002 Mar 8-9

80

14

6

2002 Mar 4-7

77

18

5

2002 Mar 1-3

81

14

5

2002 Feb 8-10

82

14

4

2002 Feb 4-6

82

14

4

2002 Jan 25-27

84

13

3

2002 Jan 11-14

83

13

4

2002 Jan 7-9

84

12

4

2001

2001 Dec 14-16

86

11

3

2001 Dec 6-9

86

10

4

2001 Nov 26-27

87

8

5

2001 Nov 8-11

87

9

4

2001 Nov 2-4

87

9

4

2001 Oct 19-21

88

9

3

2001 Oct 11-14

89

8

3

2001 Oct 5-6

87

10

3

2001 Sep 21-22

90

6

4

2001 Sep 14-15

86

10

4

2001 Sep 7-10

51

39

10

2001 Aug 24-26

55

36

9

2001 Aug 16-19

57

34

9

2001 Aug 10-12

57

35

8

2001 Aug 3-5

55

35

10

2001 Jul 19-22

56

33

11

2001 Jul 10-11

57

35

8

2001 Jun 28-Jul 1

52

34

14

2001 Jun 11-17

55

33

12

2001 Jun 8-10

55

35

10

2001 May 18-20

56

36

8

2001 May 10-14

56

31

13

2001 May 7-9

53

33

14

2001 Apr 20-22

62

29

9

2001 Apr 6-8

59

30

11

2001 Mar 26-28

53

29

18

2001 Mar 9-11

58

29

13

2001 Mar 5-7

63

22

15

2001 Feb 19-21

62

21

17

2001 Feb 9-11

57

25

18

2001 Feb 1-4

57

25

18


George W. Bush Approval by Party Affiliation

xmyfbzqeteow

(percentage who approve)

Republicans

Independents

Democrats

%

%

%

2009

2009 Jan 9-11

75

28

6

2008

2008 Dec 12-14

67

25

7

2008 Dec 4-7

72

26

9

2008 Nov 13-16

66

28

6

2008 Nov 7-9

63

21

5

2008 Oct 31-Nov 2

61

20

5

2008 Oct 23-26

63

24

7

2008 Oct 10-12

57

20

3

2008 Oct 3-5

55

19

5

2008 Sep 26-27

64

22

3

2008 Sep 8-11

71

23

3

2008 Sep 5-7

71

31

4

2008 Aug 21-23

67

26

5

2008 Aug 7-10

71

25

7

2008 Jul 25-27

70

28

6

2008 Jul 10-13

67

28

7

2008 Jun 15-19

60

21

6

2008 Jun 9-12

68

22

5

2008 May 30-Jun 1

63

23

7

2008 May 8-11

66

24

7

2008 May 1-3

60

26

7

2008 Apr 18-20

66

23

7

2008 Apr 6-9

66

24

6

2008 Mar 14-16

71

24

9

2008 Mar 6-9

72

23

9

2008 Feb 21-24

73

27

6

2008 Feb 11-14

73

27

9

2008 Feb 8-10

75

27

7

2008 Jan 30-Feb 2

74

27

8

2008 Jan 10-13

72

28

9

2008 Jan 4-6

76

20

7

2007

2007 Dec 14-16

77

23

6

2007 Dec 6-9

78

28

9

2007 Nov 30-Dec 2

71

29

8

2007 Nov 11-14

75

23

8

2007 Nov 2-4

75

26

6

2007 Oct 12-14

70

31

5

2007 Oct 4-7

67

27

7

2007 Sep 14-16

77

29

10

2007 Sep 7-8

79

23

9

2007 Aug 13-16

69

25

6

2007 Aug 3-5

72

28

7

2007 Jul 12-15

65

27

5

2007 Jul 6-8

68

21

7

2007 Jun 11-14

73

24

8

2007 Jun 1-3

70

22

6

2007 May 10-13

73

27

9

2007 May 4-6

74

30

7

2007 Apr 13-15

76

29

9

2007 Apr 2-5

75

34

8

2007 Mar 23-25

73

28

6

2007 Mar 11-14

75

27

5

2007 Mar 2-4

70

28

9

2007 Feb 9-11

76

34

10

2007 Feb 1-4

78

23

7

2007 Jan 15-18

76

29

8

2007 Jan 12-14

71

27

8

2007 Jan 5-7

79

31

7

2006

2006 Dec 11-14

76

29

7

2006 Dec 8-10

80

30

9

2006 Nov 9-12

81

28

7

2006 Nov 2-5

81

31

7

2006 Oct 20-22

85

28

8

2006 Oct 9-12

82

30

7

2006 Oct 6-8

77

31

12

2006 Sep 15-17

86

34

15

2006 Sep 7-10

84

30

9

2006 Aug 18-20

81

36

11

2006 Aug 7-10

81

26

8

2006 Jul 28-30

82

35

9

2006 Jul 21-23

82

27

9

2006 Jul 6-9

78

36

10

2006 Jun 23-25

81

32

10

2006 Jun 9-11

77

27

9

2006 Jun 1-4

78

28

8

2006 May 8-11

70

23

12

2006 May 5-7

68

26

4

2006 Apr 28-30

81

21

6

2006 Apr 10-13

74

26

11

2006 Apr 7-9

78

26

11

2006 Mar 10-12

75

23

13

2006 Feb 28-Mar 1

82

27

10

2006 Feb 9-12

79

34

9

2006 Feb 6-9

81

35

8

2006 Jan 20-22

87

29

13

2006 Jan 9-12

86

32

10

2006 Jan 6-8

85

32

9

2005

2005 Dec 19-22

89

31

17

2005 Dec 16-18

86

31

10

2005 Dec 9-11

81

38

10

2005 Dec 5-8

84

33

9

2005 Nov 17-20

81

26

9

2005 Nov 11-13

80

28

7

2005 Nov 7-10

79

32

12

2005 Oct 28-30

80

35

7

2005 Oct 24-26

82

34

10

2005 Oct 21-23

83

34

8

2005 Oct 13-16

84

32

8

2005 Sep 26-28

85

37

15

2005 Sep 16-18

85

31

12

2005 Sep 12-15

86

39

10

2005 Sep 8-11

85

39

13

2005 Aug 28-30

86

35

19

2005 Aug 22-25

82

32

13

2005 Aug 8-11

85

40

13

2005 Aug 5-7

86

36

12

2005 Jul 25-28

87

36

17

2005 Jul 22-24

87

45

17

2005 Jul 7-10

86

46

19

2005 Jun 29-30

90

37

16

2005 Jun 24-26

89

37

11

2005 Jun 16-19

86

40

16

2005 Jun 6-8

88

40

11

2005 May 23-26

88

38

16

2005 May 20-22

89

41

15

2005 May 2-5

87

38

24

2005 Apr 29-May 1

88

39

14

2005 Apr 18-21

87

40

16

2005 Apr 4-7

87

42

18

2005 Apr 1-2

89

34

16

2005 Mar 21-23

87

42

14

2005 Mar 18-20

86

47

19

2005 Mar 7-10

91

46

16

2005 Feb 25-26

89

46

15

2005 Feb 21-24

92

37

18

2005 Feb 7-10

94

35

17

2005 Feb 4-6

91

52

18

2005 Jan 14-16

90

41

22

2005 Jan 7-9

91

44

21

2005 Jan 3-5

91

42

19

2004

2004 Dec 17-19

88

48

14

2004 Dec 5-8

93

48

11

2004 Nov 19-21

96

43

15

2004 Nov 7-10

92

48

16

2004 Oct 29-31

93

42

11

2004 Oct 22-24

92

46

14

2004 Oct 14-16

89

46

15

2004 Oct 11-14

91

42

13

2004 Oct 9-10

90

42

8

2004 Oct 1-3

94

40

11

2004 Sep 24-26

91

47

14

2004 Sep 13-15

95

41

12

2004 Sep 3-5

92

47

12

2004 Aug 23-25

85

45

14

2004 Aug 9-11

92

44

13

2004 Jul 30-Aug 1

91

37

14

2004 Jul 19-21

89

40

13

2004 Jul 8-11

87

39

15

2004 Jun 21-23

90

42

14

2004 Jun 3-6

85

42

19

2004 May 21-23

89

40

12

2004 May 7-9

89

39

14

2004 May 2-4

91

40

18

2004 Apr 16-18

92

51

16

2004 Apr 5-8

91

46

18

2004 Mar 26-28

90

44

19

2004 Mar 8-11

91

47

16

2004 Mar 5-7

91

41

17

2004 Feb 16-17

91

49

16

2004 Feb 9-12

88

47

19

2004 Feb 6-8

89

51

14

2004 Jan 29-Feb 1

89

48

12

2004 Jan 12-15

88

56

21

2004 Jan 9-11

92

60

23

2004 Jan 2-5

93

56

29

2003

2003 Dec 15-16

94

54

36

2003 Dec 11-14

88

49

22

2003 Dec 5-7

90

51

24

2003 Nov 14-16

88

42

20

2003 Nov 10-12

87

50

19

2003 Nov 3-5

89

46

23

2003 Oct 24-26

93

46

16

2003 Oct 10-12

88

49

31

2003 Oct 6-8

88

50

28

2003 Sep 19-21

86

52

16

2003 Sep 8-10

89

46

23

2003 Aug 25-26

95

53

28

2003 Aug 4-6

93

60

31

2003 Jul 25-27

92

51

28

2003 Jul 18-20

90

57

32

2003 Jul 7-9

93

57

29

2003 Jun 27-29

94

60

29

2003 Jun 12-15

92

61

35

2003 Jun 9-10

90

60

37

2003 May 30-Jun 1

94

61

38

2003 May 19-21

94

62

44

2003 May 5-7

96

67

40

2003 Apr 22-23

94

68

48

2003 Apr 14-16

97

70

46

2003 Apr 7-9

95

61

50

2003 Apr 5-6

96

68

44

2003 Mar 29-30

94

69

47

2003 Mar 24-25

96

63

45

2003 Mar 22-23

94

69

48

2003 Mar 14-15

92

50

31

2003 Mar 3-5

88

52

32

2003 Feb 24-26

87

54

30

2003 Feb 17-19

90

51

34

2003 Feb 7-9

92

55

40

2003 Feb 3-6

91

50

38

2003 Jan 31-Feb 2

92

55

30

2003 Jan 23-25

93

54

32

2003 Jan 20-22

88

52

34

2003 Jan 13-16

90

51

41

2003 Jan 10-12

93

52

26

2003 Jan 3-5

96

58

37

2002

2002 Dec 19-22

88

56

41

2002 Dec 16-17

97

55

37

2002 Dec 9-10

92

63

33

2002 Dec 5-8

92

59

38

2002 Nov 22-24

94

64

38

2002 Nov 11-14

94

59

45

2002 Nov 8-10

95

65

41

2002 Oct 31-Nov 3

91

63

37

2002 Oct 21-22

93

63

53

2002 Oct 14-17

90

56

43

2002 Oct 3-6

95

64

45

2002 Sep 23-26

94

63

46

2002 Sep 20-22

93

61

48

2002 Sep 13-16

94

69

50

2002 Sep 5-8

92

59

44

2002 Sep 2-4

92

68

44

2002 Aug 19-21

94

56

49

2002 Aug 5-8

93

65

49

2002 Jul 29-31

96

71

48

2002 Jul 26-28

93

64

50

2002 Jul 22-24

96

66

49

2002 Jul 9-11

96

73

55

2002 Jul 5-8

96

73

57

2002 Jun 28-30

96

73

59

2002 Jun 21-23

93

70

57

2002 Jun 17-19

96

67

59

2002 Jun 7-8

96

73

49

2002 Jun 3-6

96

68

49

2002 May 28-29

97

75

59

2002 May 20-22

96

72

59

2002 May 6-9

96

71

59

2002 Apr 29-May 1

98

71

60

2002 Apr 22-24

95

76

61

2002 Apr 8-11

97

73

54

2002 Apr 5-7

95

71

62

2002 Mar 22-24

96

74

65

2002 Mar 18-20

95

76

65

2002 Mar 8-9

96

79

65

2002 Mar 4-7

95

71

61

2002 Mar 1-3

97

82

63

2002 Feb 8-10

98

80

67

2002 Feb 4-6

97

79

67

2002 Jan 25-27

99

82

71

2002 Jan 11-14

98

81

69

2002 Jan 7-9

98

83

73

2001

2001 Dec 14-16

98

82

78

2001 Dec 6-9

97

83

76

2001 Nov 26-27

98

86

77

2001 Nov 8-11

97

84

79

2001 Nov 2-4

99

83

78

2001 Oct 19-21

98

88

80

2001 Oct 11-14

99

89

80

2001 Oct 5-6

98

81

82

2001 Sep 21-22

98

89

84

2001 Sep 14-15

95

84

78

2001 Sep 7-10

87

44

27

2001 Aug 24-26

85

54

27

2001 Aug 16-19

90

52

35

2001 Aug 10-12

89

54

28

2001 Aug 3-5

85

52

31

2001 Jul 19-22

88

53

28

2001 Jul 10-11

90

52

31

2001 Jun 28-Jul 1

87

45

27

2001 Jun 11-17

87

48

30

2001 Jun 8-10

93

48

26

2001 May 18-20

89

56

26

2001 May 10-14

92

53

28

2001 May 7-9

88

48

30

2001 Apr 20-22

93

61

31

2001 Apr 6-8

89

53

37

2001 Mar 26-28

86

48

26

2001 Mar 9-11

89

56

33

2001 Mar 5-7

91

59

37

2001 Feb 19-21

91

59

31

2001 Feb 9-11

88

54

31

2001 Feb 1-4

88

53

32

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