The State of the Presidency

As President George W. Bush prepares to give his sixth State of the Union speech, 41 percent of Americans approve of the job President Bush is doing and 51 percent disapprove. Looking at the overall trends, President Bush's first-term average was 61 percent approve and 29 percent disapprove. For 2005, the first year of his second term, his average rating was 46 percent approve and 46 percent disapprove. Read more.

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"Bush has been doing a wonderful job. He will go down as the best president ever, even better than Reagan!" — Owen (Dallas, TX)

"Bush has been appalling! He will go down as the worst president in our country's history. Every time I think it can't get any worse, it does." — Brad (Seattle, WA)

"President Bush as done and continues to do an incredible job. I have lived through nine administrations; President Reagan being the other leader I feel showed the strength and resolve of President Bush. He is a man of faith, determination and vision." — Jeannette

"Bush should be impeached along with Cheney then they should be tried for everything from International law violations, to not following the supreme law of this land." — John

"This has been a good President and if some people would stop believing every thing their told and look for the truth on all sides his approval ratings would go up." — John (Maryland)

"His done to America what he has done to the other companies his managed: run it into the ground. These are some of the darkest days in our country's history. He continues to reference 9/11 whenever he is slipping. It sickens me to no end that he uses the memory of all of those who died that tragic day to further his political ambitions. 9/11 had NOTHING to do with Iraq. He blew one of the most important moments in our nations history to use the support of the international community to fight the war on terrorism. Instead, he fumbles and loses Usama bin Laden and then misled Americans into Iraq. He has continued to be a mis-leader of our country." — Judith (Providence, RI)

"I would give him a C+ or B-. He has the ability to do so much more, but he has made it difficult to get the Democrats to make concessions by not meeting them halfway on a few key issues. By far, he was still the better choice in the last election, but there remain far too many more competent people who would never run for office because of the butt kissing demanded. Maybe society will eventual call for the best person for the job, not just the best party." — S.R.

"Well, if I was one of his chums at Halliburton, a member of Al Qaeda, a fanatical religious neocons, or an owner of an oil company, I'd say he was doing a great job. But I would love you to poll those left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina what they think of this president and his pals that he appoints into office who are beyond unqualified for." — Hank (New York, NY)

"Bush is doing a great job. He has been weak on PR and needs to do more to clean up the Pentagon. Most of the issues people seem to be displeased about are the responsibility of the Congress. Too bad most journalists don't understand the constitution and separation of powers." — Dwayne (Scarsdale, NY)

"Bush's administration is the worst in the history of our country. He has done more to put our country in harm's way, isolate America on the world stage, made the rich and his cronies richer, made the poor poorer, taken veterans benefits away... Sadly I could go on for quite some time." — Jasper (Chicago, IL)

"Much better lately. He is taking a position and stating it rather than being quiet. He is being proactive rather than reactive. Now he has to control spending and I will be satisfied with the last few months." — Doug