SurveyUSA released a 600 sample poll today taken in Missouri from January 11th through the 13th which shows that dubya’s poor approval rating is, well, really poor. The margin of error is 3.9%.

The poll was sponsored by KCTV in Kansas City.

Do you approve or disapprove of the job George W. Bush is doing as President?

All

34% – approve

63% – disapprove

3% – not sure

Democrats [38% of sample]

6% – approve

93% – disapprove

1% – not sure

republicans [30% of sample]

70% – approve

28% – disapprove

2% – not sure

Independents [26% of sample]

35% – approve

61% – disapprove

5% – not sure

Like the recent SurveyUSA Iowa poll, the disapproval number from self-identified Democrats is remarkable. One can’t get much closer to universal derision within a group.

In six of the eight issues which interviewees stated their top issue for the next president (the economy, health care, Iraq, the environment, Social Security, education) dubya had strong net disapproval.  

Top Issue for Next President (dubya’s approval numbers within each group)

Economy [29% of sample]

34% – approve

63% – disapprove

3% – not sure

Health Care [19% of sample]

22% – approve

76% – disapprove

3% – not sure

Iraq [13% of sample]

18% – approve

81% – disapprove

1% – not sure

Environment [6% of sample]

10% – approve

89% – disapprove

1% – not sure

Social Security [6% of sample]

38% – approve

58% – disapprove

4% – not sure

Education [6% of sample]

34% – approve

66% – disapprove

0% – not sure

Terrorism [9% of sample]

78% – approve

15% – disapprove

7% – not sure

Immigration [9% of sample]

60% – approve

37% – disapprove

3% – not sure

dubya had net approval from interviewees who cited “terrorism” or “immigration” as the top issue for the next president.

Like the Iowa poll, the issue for the republican base is fear. Terrorism and immigration – that’s all the republican candidates have got.