WASHINGTON — U.S. President George Bush’s approval rating has hit record lows of 38 and 32 percent in two polls published Tuesday. In a Washington Post-ABC News poll, Bush approval fell 3 points to 38 percent, with 47 percent of respondents saying they ‘strongly’ disapprove of Bush’s handling of the presidency — more than double the 20 percent who strongly approve. The April 6-9 poll of 1,027 adults nationwide found 40 percent said Bush is doing a good job with the economy, down 8 percentage points in a month. The poll had a 3-point margin of error. In California, a Field Poll published by The Sacramento Bee found Bush’s approval rating had slipped to 32 percent, down from 38 percent in February. An additional 62 percent of those asked said they did not like the job the president was doing, up from 56 percent in February. California residents polled were even less pleased with Congress, with approval ratings dropping to 24 percent, down from 33 percent in August 2004. The number of people polled and a margin of error were not reported.

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