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Brotherjohn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:02 PM
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Does anyone know what the highest Gallup DISAPPROVAL rating...
... for a president has ever been?

Bush is at 50% approval / 47% disapproval in the latest Gallup Poll, just out (http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2003-09-22-bush... ). But the subject came up in my earlier thread of whether or not any president has rated this high of a DISAPPROVAL number in Gallup (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... ).

I'd venture a guess that Nixon did, but otherwise, I don't know, and I can't find Gallup disapproval numbers for past presidents. Pollkatz has a graphic or two showing Gallup presidential "approval" ratings (http://www.pollkatz.homestead.com /), but not "disapproval".

Anyone have any links, or numbers?
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thebigidea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:04 PM
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1. one thing is for sure...
Edited on Mon Sep-22-03 05:05 PM by thebigidea
this will in no way prevent the media pundits from calling him "a very popular wartime President."



VERY POPULAR. PRESIDENT. VERY. POPULAR. DOUBLEPLUSPOPULAR.

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mlawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:05 PM
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2. I think it was Nixon, but I have no numbers.
His numbers didn't crater, though, until he was at he brink of impeachment. It took a lot longer to wear him down than we would think.

I would GUESStimate that Slippery Dick's last disapproval number was around 65%.
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West Coast Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:17 PM
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3. Check out pollingreport.com
I think they have Clinton's numbers at least.
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this_side_up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:33 PM
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4. this might help
Approval Ratings of Presidents: The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research maintains "Online Access to Data" with a Presidential Job Performance Page for all modern presidents, including Roosevelt. Included are searchable data bases of approval ratings for all presidents since Roosevelt, from each of five major polling organizations. For Roosevelt, only Gallup provides this data, beginning in August 1937 early in the second FDR term. Gallup itself maintains a website, but no longer makes approval rating evidence readily available except via the occasional lead story.
CB Presidential Research Services maintains Presidents Rankings, Public Opinion Ratings, and Popularity with a wide variety of data and analyses based on approval ratings. Skip the presidential rankings and scan the 3rd through 7th items on their list of links. Included are several papers from Professor Paul Gronke and colleagues.
Since a great deal of analysis is now done at individual level with refined contexts, keep in mind Grace York's Statistical Resources on the Web-Political Science for other public opinion sites.

dammit, I lost the URL. I used Askjeeves.com and searched
for US presidential disapproval ratings 1950 -2003

A whole lotta interesting links came back.

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Orangepeel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:53 PM
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6. http://www.ropercenter.uconn.edu/
Great link!

Highest disapproval for each President:
(President/dates/poll/approve/disapprove/no opinion)

Bush I 7/31-8/2/92 Gallup 29 60 11
Carter 6/29-7/2/79 Gallup 28 59 13
Clinton 9/6-7/94 Gallup 40 54 7
Eisenhower 3/27-4/1/58 Gallup 48 36 16
Ford 11/21-24/75 Gallup 41 46 13
Johnson 8/07-12/68 Gallup 35 52 13
Kennedy 11/08-13/63 Gallup 58 30 12
Nixon 8/02-05/74 Gallup 24 66 10
Reagan 1/28-31/83 Gallup 35 56 9
Roosevelt 11/7-12/38 Gallup 54 46
Truman 1/6-11/52 Gallup 23 67 9
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DemPopulist Donating Member (446 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 07:04 PM
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7. Thanks for the link
Going straight to My Favorites
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kayleybeth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 05:53 PM
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5. I can't remember the percentage but
Harry Truman, during the Korean War, polled even lower than Nixon at his lowest.
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