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Overall, how would you rate President Bush’s handling of the US economy? Excellent, good, fair, or poor?

Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters                                                                  This table is updated each Wednesday

RR How is the President handling the economy?
All Adults Men Women
Ex/Good Poor Net Ex/Good Poor Net Ex/Good Poor Net
Nov 24 42 40   + 2 42 38  +  4 42 42 Even
Nov 17 42 40   + 2 41 40  +  1 43 41 +  2
Nov 10 41 42   - 1 45 40  +  5 39 45 -  6
Nov 3 Election day yesterday - RR did not poll this question
Oct 27 43 42   + 1 45 40  +  5 41 44 -  3
Oct 20 42 43   - 1 43 43  Even 42 43 -  1
Oct 13 42 41   + 1 44 39  +  5 40 44 -  4
Oct 6 41 42   - 1 43 42  +  1 40 42 -  2
Sept 29 44 40   + 4 47 39  +  8 42 40 +  2
Sept 22 45 42   + 3 46 40  +  6 41 42 -  1
Sept 15 45 41   + 4 42 40  +  2 40 41 -  1
Sept 8 41 41   Even 42 41  +  1 40 41 -  1
Sept 1 43 39   + 4 46 37  +  9 41 41 Even
Aug 25 39 43   - 4 38 45  -  7 40 41 -  1
Aug 18 41 43   - 2 42 44  -  2 40 43 -  3
Aug 11 40 41   - 1 44 41 +  3 36 40 -  4
Aug 4 42 41   + 1 43 38 +  5 41 43 -  2
July 28 41 38   + 3 44 36 +  8 37 40  -  3
July 21 42 37   + 5 44 38 +  6 39 37 +  2
July 14 42 39   + 3 47 35  + 12 38 42 -  4
July 7 42 38   + 4 44 36 +  8 39 38 +  1
June 30 38 41   -  3 42 39 +  3 35 43 -   8
June 23 42 36  + 6 46 32 + 14 38 39 -   1
June 16 40 37  + 3 41 34 +  7 39 38 +  1
June 9 41 40  + 1 47 37  + 10 37 42 -   5
June 2 38 40  -  2 41 39 +  3 35 41 -   6
May 26 39 44  -  5 41 46 -  5 37 42 -   5
May 19 41 38  + 3 42 37 +  5 41 39 +  2
May 12 38 41  -  3 42 39 +  3 34 43 -   9
May 5 39 39   0 41 40 +  1 37 39 -   2
Apr 28 37 40 - 3 38 40  - 2 36 39 -   3
Apr 21 40 40 - 1 42 39 +  3 37 40  3
Apr 14 41 41 - 1 43 37 +  6 38 43 -   5
Apr 7 39 43 - 4 38 46  - 8 39 40  1
Mar 31 36 42 - 6 38 38 Even 33 45 - 12

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`Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters                                                                 This table is updated each Wednesday

RR How is the President handling the economy?
All Adults Investors Non-Investors
Ex/Good Poor Net Ex/Good Poor Net Ex/Good Poor Net
Nov 24 42 40   + 2 42 41 +   1 41 39 + 2
Nov 17 42 40   + 2 43 40 +   3 40 41 - 1
Nov 10 41 42   - 1 43 42 +   1 40 43 - 3
Nov 3 Election day yesterday - RR did not poll this question
Oct 27 43 42   + 1 43 43 Even 43 40 + 3
Oct 20 42 43   - 1 45 40 +   5 37 46 - 9
Oct 13 42 41   + 1 43 42 +   1 40 40 Even
Oct 6 41 42   - 1 40 45 -   5 43 37 + 6
Sept 29 44 40   + 4 45 40 +   5 43 39 + 4
Sept 22 45 42   + 3 44 42 +   2 41 40 + 1
Sept 15 45 41   + 4 42 41 +   1 40 41 - 1
Sept 8 41 41   Even 42 42 Even 39 39 Even
Sept 1 43 39   + 4 45 40 +   5 41 38 + 3
Aug 25 39 43   - 4 40 42 -   2 39 44 - 5
Aug 18 41 43   - 2 40 45 -   5 42 41 + 1
Aug 11 40 41   - 1 41 41 Even 38 41 -  3
Aug 4 42 41   + 1 40 43 -   3 45 38 + 7
July 28 41 38   + 3 40 40 Even 42 36 + 6
July 21 42 37   + 5 46 38 +   8 36 37 - 1
July 14 42 39   + 3 46 38 +   8 37 39 - 2
July 7 42 38   + 4 42 37 +   5 41 37 + 4
June 30 38 41   - 3 42 37 +   5 33 46 - 13
June 23 42 36  + 6 47 35 + 12 36 38 - 2
June 16 40 37  + 3 44 37 +   7 36 36 Even
June 9 41 40  + 1 42 42 Even 40 36 + 4
June 2 38 40  - 2 40 39 +   1 36 42 - 6
May 26 39 44  - 5 42 41 +   1 34 47 - 13
May 19 41 38 + 3 45 39 +   6 36 36 Even
May 12 38 41 - 3 42 40 +   2 32 42 - 10
May 5 39 39   0 37 42 -   5 41 36 + 5
Apr 28 37 40 - 3 38 39 -   1 36 40 - 4
Apr 21 39 40 - 1 41 40 +  1 38 40 - 2
Apr 14 40 41 - 1 42 39 +  3 38 42 - 4
Apr 7 39 43 - 4 39 46 -   7 39 39   0
Mar 31 36 42 - 6 34 44 - 10 38 39 - 1

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Survey of 1,000 Likely Voters                                                                  This table is updated each Wednesday

RR How is the President handling the economy?
Republicans Democrats Unaffiliated
Ex/Good Poor Net Ex/Good Poor Net Ex/Good Poor Net
Nov 24 77 9 + 68 12 68 - 56 32 45 - 13
Nov 17 78 8 + 70 12 71 - 59 32 43 - 11
Nov 10 77 10 + 67 14 67 - 53 30 52 - 22
Nov 3 Election day yesterday - RR did not poll this question
Oct 27 80 9 + 71 15 73 - 58 36 41 -  5
Oct 20 79 8 + 71 14 70 - 56 34 48 -  14
Oct 13 79 11 + 68 14 69 - 55 35 42 -  7
Oct 6 77 10 + 67 14 70 - 56 32 44 -  12
Sept 29 79 9 + 70 15 68 - 53 38 41 -  3
Sept 22 80 9 + 71 13 69 - 56 36 44 -  8
Sept 15 76 10 + 66 15 67 - 52 33 44 -  11
Sept 8 76 10 + 66 14 68 - 52 35 42 -  7
Sept 1 77 11 + 66 17 65 - 48 38 38 Even
Aug 25 75 9 + 66 16 70 - 54 27 48 - 21
Aug 18 78 11 + 67 13 72 - 59 33 44 - 11
Aug 11 73 12 + 61 10 68 - 58 40 38 +  2
Aug 4 79 9 + 70 12 70 - 58 36 41 -  5
July 28 79 8 + 71 11 65 - 54 35 39 -  4
July 21 79 9 + 70 14 60 - 46 34 41 -  7
July 14 78 11 + 67 16 61 - 45 34 41 -  7
July 7 77 7 + 70 14 61 - 47 38 40 -  2
June 30 70 13 + 57 13 66 - 53 36 39 -  3
June 23 78 10 + 68 18 59 - 41 32 35 -  3
June 16 77 9 + 68 11 63 - 52 36 34 +  3
June 9 79 7 + 72 14 66 - 52 33 44 - 11
June 2 76 9 + 67 11 66 - 55 27 44 - 17

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