It’s hard to say which is worse news for Republicans: that George W. Bush
now has the worst approval rating of an American president in a generation,
or that he seems to be dragging every ’08 Republican presidential candidate
down with him. But According to the new NEWSWEEK Poll, the public’s approval
of Bush has sunk to 28 percent, an all-time low for this president in our
poll, and a point lower than Gallup recorded for his father at Bush Sr.’s
nadir. The last president to be this unpopular was Jimmy Carter who also
scored a 28 percent approval in 1979. This remarkably low rating seems to be
casting a dark shadow over the GOP’s chances for victory in ’08. The
NEWSWEEK Poll finds each of the leading Democratic contenders beating the
Republican frontrunners in head-to-head matchups.
A broder bounce is defined here:
A "broder bounce" is a predicted improvement in poll standing that does not materialize or reach statistical significance. A broder bounce is related to the "CNN bounce" (a non-significant poll standing improvement of one point ), though the latter differs by not having been predicted beforehand.