A new Survey USA/KUSA poll shows President Bush’s approval rating at 39%. Last month it was 41%. None of the previous seventeen monthly polls from Survey USA/KUSA have shown the President with approval ratings any higher than 45%. The lowest recent approval rating for President Bush in Colorado, according to Survey USA/KUSA was 35% in May of this year.The only states that cast their electoral votes for Bush in 2004 with lower approval ratings are Missouri (38%), Ohio (37%), Iowa (38%), and Arkansas (36%).
Idaho, Utah, Wyoming and Montana are the only states where more people approve of the President’s performance than disapprove. The President is least popular in Rhode Island, where just 23% of those surveyed approve of his performance. For the nation as a whole, the weighted average approval rating for the President was 37%.
Nixon had higher approval ratings than President Bush does now, until October of 1973. He resigned on August 9, 1974.
The poll surveyed 600 adults in each state from October 12 to October 15, creating a margin of sampling error of +/- 4 percentage points.