Bush ties the record for worst approval rating for a President. He ties Nixon who was also at 24% just before he stepped down from office. By the way, Clinton had an approval rating of 70% during his impeachment and his overall low was 40%. Click here for more history about Presidental approval rating
In addition, don’t buy into the rhetoric that Congress’ approval rating is lower than the President’s. Congress is at a record low but comparing Congress, which consists of 100s of people from both political parties (and few Independents), to one person’s job performance is a really tough comparison. Congress and the President represent two separate parts of our 3 branch government. Their tasks are completely different. Congress job is to legislate and they are there to represent their constituents interests from different states. The President up holds legislation and sets forth policy that is in the best interest of the United States as a whole. The President leads and also represents the US in the global arena. Info on Congressional approval ratings
Voters unhappy with Bush and Congress | Politics | Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Deepening unhappiness with President George W. Bush and the U.S. Congress soured the mood of Americans and sent Bush’s approval rating to another record low this month, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Wednesday.
The Reuters/Zogby Index, which measures the mood of the country, also fell from 98.8 to 96 — the second consecutive month it has dropped. The number of Americans who believe the country is on the wrong track jumped four points to 66 percent.
Bush’s job approval rating fell to 24 percent from last month’s record low for a Zogby poll of 29 percent. A paltry 11 percent gave Congress a positive grade, tying last month’s record low.
“There is a real question among Americans now about how relevant this government is to them,” pollster John Zogby said. “They tell us they want action on health care, education, the war and immigration, but they don’t believe they are going to get it.”