WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ninety percent of Americans approve of the way President Bush is handling his job, the highest rating for a U.S. president ever recorded by the Gallup polling group, USA Today and CNN reported on Sunday.
The 90 percent job approval rating, measured in a poll of 1,005 adults Friday and Saturday, outranks the previous record -- a rating of 89 percent garnered by Bush's father, former President George Bush, at the end of the 1991 Gulf War.
It compares to an approval rating of 86 percent scored by the younger Bush in a survey conducted last week...
Gallup said the poll, which it conducted for CNN and USA Today, showed the highest presidential approval rating in the six decades it has been posing the question to Americans.
President Harry Truman scored an approval rating of 87 percent after the Germans surrendered in WWII. Gallup began measuring presidential approval in 1938 during the administration of Franklin Roosevelt.
Franklin D. Roosevelt scored an 84 percent approval rating in January 1942... Bush breaks record