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Bush approval rating tracker
Graphic: Polls key
Every US president's popularity among the American public is measured by approval ratings; opinion polls conducted weekly or monthly by a host of polling companies.

Chart how George W Bush has fared over the last five years in relation to key events of his presidency.

This data was collated by independent polling resource website PollingReport.com. Full data from these and other polls can be found on the dedicated pages Bush job ratings pt. 1 and pt.2. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external websites.

FOX/GALLUP: Question: "Do you approve or disapprove of the job George W Bush is doing as president?" Size of sample: 900 likely voters nationwide. Margin of error: 3

CBS NEWS/NEW YORK TIMES: Question: "Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W Bush is handling his job as president?" Size of sample = 1,131 adults nationwide. Margin of error: 3

USA TODAY/GALLUP POLL: Question: "Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W Bush is handling his job as president?" Size of sample: Approx. 1,000 adults nationwide. Margin of error: n/a


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