Approval and Disapproval of George W. Bush

Approval and Disapproval of George W. Bush

The public image of United States of America’s 43rd president George W. Bush is one that has suffered significant criticism and at the same time received enormous praise. The approval of George W. Bush arose from different aspects of his life; his personality, his policies and landmark events that occurred during his time. George W. Bush's character was likable even though he was the son of a former president. He was able to appear as a relatable personality due to his accent that gave him the "Cowboy" persona in the media. During his first time, he ensured that he appeared less on television to reduce fatigue that comes with seeing a single person often. However, this paper aims to highlight events that caused the fluctuations in his approval ratings.

George W. Bush received positive reaffirmation domestically in times of crisis. During his tenure, terrorist attacks were on the rise, and therefore the citizens of the United States of America looked up to him for strength. In these times of uncertainty, he responded with authority that gave them hope. The event that highlights this reaction from him is the September 11 attacks that caught a considerable number of people by surprise. Terrorists had hijacked four planes and used them to commit atrocities against American citizens. The terror attacks resulted in the death of approximately three thousand people and harmed the economy. Afterward, the terrorist group Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the attack through its leader Osama Bin Laden.

Consequently, President Bush put in place countermeasures that were aimed at eradicating the threat of terrorism. First, he oversaw the enactment of the Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT) Act of 2001. The passage of this law paved the way for the strengthening of the existing se

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