Sunday, September 18, 2005


Bush gives New Orleans speech, drops in the polls

From Rasmussen Reports:
Thirty-five percent (35%) of Americans now say that President Bush has done a good or excellent job responding to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. That's down from 39% before his speech from New Orleans.
Which is to say, Bush gets a 4% drop by giving his "how do I button my shirt" speech.

Bush Response to KatrinaSep 12-13Sep 16-17Change

The best part is all the damage is to his base support:
Following the speech, the President's rating for handling the Katrina crisis fell eight points among Republicans (from 71% good or excellent to 63%). The President also draws good or excellent marks from 11% of Democrats and 31% of those not affiliated with either major political party.

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