Saturday, January 17, 2009

22 percent

Fitting.

President Bush will leave office as one of the most unpopular departing presidents in history, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll showing Mr. Bush's final approval rating at 22 percent.

Seventy-three percent say they disapprove of the way Mr. Bush has handled his job as president over the last eight years.

Mr. Bush’s final approval rating is the lowest final rating for an outgoing president since Gallup began asking about presidential approval more than 70 years ago.
That’s worse than Richard Nixon’s 24 percent approval rating when he left office – and Nixon resigned in disgrace.

The only difference is that Bush isn’t resigning. The disgrace part is the same. And on Monday, we’ll find out if Bush and Nixon have something else in common: a pardon.

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