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39% Say Bush Good/Excellent on Economy

Bush Handling of Economy?

Excellent 18%
Good 21%
Fair 17%
Poor 43%

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August 25, 2004--Thirty-nine percent (39%) of voters now say that President George W. Bush is doing a good or excellent job handling the economy.

That's down two points from a week ago.  Since John Kerry wrapped up the Democratic Presidential Nomination on Super Tuesday, the number giving the President good or excellent ratings on the economy has ranged from 36% to 42%.

At the other extreme, 43% now rate the President's handling of the economy as poor. That's unchanged from last week and the highest level since May 26.  Since Super Tuesday, between 36% and 44% of voters have given the President poor ratings every single week.

Demographic details are available.

Over the past week, the nation's economic confidence has dipped to its lowest level in two months. Thirty-three percent of Americans rate the economy as good or excellent. Generally, the President's ratings for handling the economy improve as perceptions of the economy improve.

These figures are updated every Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. Eastern.

When we look at the net figures (Excellent/Good minus Poor), this is the second consecutive that the President has been in negative figures. Prior to these past two week, the President's net ratings had been positive for eight of the nine weeks.

A related survey found that voters are evenly divided between Bush over Kerry when it comes to managing the economy. That survey will be updated on Friday.

Rasmussen Reports provides daily updates on the Presidential race and the economic confidence of Investors and Consumers.

The current data on the President's handling of the economy is from a national telephone survey of 1,000 Likely Voters conducted by Rasmussen Reports over the previous Monday and Tuesday nights. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. See Methodology.

 


How is President Bush Handling the Economy?

Date Ex/good Poor
Aug 25 39 43
Aug 18 41 43
Aug 11 40 41
Aug 4 42 41
July 28 41 38
July 21 42 37
July 14 42 39
July 7 42 37
June 30 38 41
June 23 42 36
June 16 40 37
June 9 41 40
June 2 38 40
May 26 39 44
May 19 41 38
May 12 38 41
May 5 39 39
Apr 28 37 40
Apr 21 40 40
Apr 14 41 41
Apr  7 39 43
Mar 31 36 42

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How Does the Public Rate the Economy?

Date Ex/good Poor
Aug 11 37 30
Aug 4 36 27
July 28 38 27
July 21 39 25
July 14 36 28
July 7 38 27
June 30 38 26
June 23 35 27
June 16 34 29
June 9 35 28
June 2 30 32
May 26 30 34
May 19 29 33
May 12 32 33
May 5 32 32
Apr 28 32 29
Apr 21 32 33
Apr 14 32 31
Apr  7 33 30
Mar 31 30 33

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