Thursday, March 06, 2003

Bush Is No Longer a Popular President

Awhile ago I asked at what point the media would stop referring to Bush as a popular president. I think the time is now.

By a 48 -- 44 percent margin, American voters say they would vote for the as yet unnamed Democratic party candidate for President over Republican incumbent George W. Bush, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.

Hampered by Americans' dissatisfaction with life in the U.S. and concerns about war and the economy, President Bush has a 53 -- 39 percent approval rating, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds.

Look, 44% re-elect against a non-existent candidate and a 53% approval rating does not make you a 'popular president.' Now, arguably it doesn't make you an 'unpopular president' either, but clearly Bush is in the middle ground where neither adjective is appropriate.


(via Hesiod).

UPDATE: Here's an AP story.