April 30, 2001

The First 100 Days

Positive Neutral Negative
Budget Passage 11% 56% 32%
Budget Assessment 9% 38% 53%
Education Plan 31% 57% 11%
Faith-Based Initiative 21% 63% 16%
Budget Speech 7% 64% 28%

George W. Bush's budget plan was the subject that received the most negative media coverage of his young presidency–the only major story where coverage was more negative than neutral.