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Bush Job-Approval Plummets to New Low

We're running out of headlines to describe President Bush's free fall in job approval ratings. The latest American Research Group survey, conducted 8/18-21, has Bush at a record low 36 percent overall job approval among Americans, with 58 percent disapproval. The figures for registered voters are 38 percent approval and 56 percent disapproval, respectively. Among registered self-identified Independents, his overall job-approval was only 21 percent, with 72 percent expressing disapproval.

Bush's "handling of the economy" approval ratings among respondents was 33 percent, with 66 percent disapproving. Among Independents, Bush's handling of the economy approval rating was 19 percent, with 74 percent disapproving.