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The Michigan Daily - Monday, August 15, 2005 - 9
Poll shows Bush's popularity
has fallen below predecessors
WASHINGTON - President Bush's standing with said. "Bush follows through on issues that are largely
an American public anxious about Iraq and the nation's popular with the base, even when it's not popular with
direction is lower than that of the last two men who won the general public to do so."
re-election to the White House - Ronald Reagan and Bill Bush may have a hard time pushing up his numbers
Clinton - at this point in their second terms. because issues like the violence in Iraq and gas prices
But solid backing from his base supporters has kept are largely out of his control.
Bush from sinking to the depths reached by former presi- But Bush's efforts to put conservatives on the Supreme
dents Harry Truman, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter and Court and overhaul the federal tax code are likely to
Bush's father. Truman decided not to run for re-election. please his conservative base.
Nixon resigned. Carter and the first President Bush were Other presidents have seen their political bases dis-
defeated in re-election campaigns. solve, as Gallup poll figures show:
"This president should be glad he's not running for re- Truman's approval dipped to 24 percent in the late
election," said Karlyn Bowman, a public opinion ana- spring of 1951 after he removed popular Gen. Douglas
lyst from the American Enterprise Institute. "But the MacArthur from command in Korea.
president is clearly holding his base. It's very important Nixon's approval dropped to 31 percent in August
for him to keep the base support in terms of getting 1973 as the war dragged on in Vietnam and revelations
things done." of administration misdeeds kept spilling out of the Sen-
Indeed, Republicans in Congress already are starting ate Watergate hearings.
to fret about the 2006 election. If Bush's approval rat- Carter's approval plunged to 29 percent in the early sum-
ings sink lower, more of them may be unwilling to go mer of 1979 amid economic troubles and news of increasing
along with his major initiatives for fear it could cause problems with new Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini.
backlash for them with voters. The first Bush's approval sank to 32 percent in July
Bush's job approval in recent polls ranges from the 1992 as his presidential rivals Clinton and Ross Perot
low- to mid-40s. It was 42 percent in the latest AP-Ipsos gained momentum in the campaign and the jobless
poll. His ratings on everything from handling Iraq to rate rose.
the economy to Social Security and other domestic For the current president to fall to those levels,
issues are at their lowest levels so far. Republicans and Republican-leaning independents
Reagan was at 57 percent at this stage of his presi- would have to abandon him in large numbers. So far
dency and Clinton was at 61 percent, according to Gal- there's no indication that is happening, though there are
lup polling at the time. some rumblings of discontent.
The partisan divide for Bush is stark - 80 percent of "I voted for Bush," said Jerry Fleming, a GOP-lean-
Democrats disapprove of his overall performance while ing independent from Athens, Ala. "I feel like he's
nearly 90 percent of Republicans approve. pretty much a straight-shooter as far as his religious
Charles Black, a veteran GOP strategist and close background. I respect that part of him.
Bush ally, said Republicans are sticking with Bush for "But if the situation in Iraq keeps dragging out for
two reasons: personal affection and loyalty, a long period of time with no hope for peace, I would
"I haven't seen anything like it since Reagan," Black eventually get fed up with it," Fleming said.
- The Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development is now accepting applications for the
fall ters 2005. See www.tcaup.utmich.edu/urp/ for a description of the program. Real estate development is an
interdisciplinary field, and courses for the Certificate come from Business, Law, Urban and Regional Planning,
Natural Resources and Environment, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Urban Design, and Engineering.
Graduate students enrolled in or offered admission to any UM program are eligible to apply. UM graduate alumni
within the last five years are also eligible to apply. Students may also apply to the certificate program at the same
time they apply toa graduate degree program, in which case admission to the certificate program is conditional on
admission to the graduate degree program.
Certificate students must complete a total of 17 credits hours. Enrollment will be limited to 25 students per year.
Students may double-count credits for their graduate degree and the certificate, following the rules in the Rackham
Handbook. Students must also follow all Rackham guidelines for certificates. Applications for this year's class will
be considered between September 6 and September 30, 2005. Applications for fall term 2006 should be submitted
by January 5, 2006.
Faculty advisors in Business, Law, Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, Natural Resources and Environment,
and the Ford School of Public Policy will be prepared to assist students in coordinating their degrees with the
Certificate in Real Estate Development. The Director of the certificate program, Professor Chris Leinberger, will
also be available to meet with students about their course of study.
Any student interested in applying to this program should contact Beverly Walter at beverlywgumich.edu,
The Real Estate Certificate is a Rackham program. Applications from those not currently enrolled in a Rackham
program can be submitted online at: https://apply.enbark.com/Grad/UMic/Rackham/ProgranA/34/
Applicants who are currently enrolled in a Rackham program should download the Application for Change
of Program or Dual Degree at the following website and submit the application to Beverly Walter, 2208 Art +
The Program Code for the Real Estate Certificate is 01772.
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