CNN Uses Term ‘Disapproval Rating’

A mainstream media outlet has FINALLY used the term ‘disapproval rating’ when talking about Bush.

To be fair, this should be used any time an opinion poll shows that only 49% of people approve of a President’s handling of a given situation

Bush, Clinton, Obama, it doesn’t matter.

What bothers me is it takes nearly 70% disapproval for them to stop calling it a ‘30% approval rating’ …


  1. Deb

    That’s really a fascinating look at the true glass-half-empty approach the media tends to take towards just about everything. Why does it sound worse to say someone has a “98% disapproval rating” than a “2% approval rating”? Same thing, different spin. You say tomato…

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