Bush's approval rating plunges to new low.WASHINGTON - US President George W. Bush's approval rating plunged to a new low of 26 per cent, making him the least popular US president since Richard Nixon, a poll released on Thursday found.
The Newsweek magazine poll showed that 26 percent of Americans, just over one in four, approve of the job Bush is doing, marking his lowest level of backing since taking office in January 2001.
"In fact, the only president in the last 35 years to score lower than Bush is Richard Nixon," the report said. "Nixon's approval rating tumbled to 23 percent in January 1974, seven months before his resignation over the botched Watergate break-in."
The survey found that the public's disillusionment with Bush spread from the Iraq war to domestic issues, with 73 percent of Americans disapproving of the job Bush has done with Iraq and a record-low 23 percent in favour.