The latest Rasmussen poll of 500 likely voters in Wisconsin finds a record number of Badger State residents give President Bush “poor” marks in assessing his job performance.

For the first time, a majority of Wisconsinites (51 percent) say Bush is doing poorly in a survey conducted on May 5th, up from 48 percent in March 2008. Fourteen percent said Bush was doing an ‘excellent’ job, 20 percent assessed his performance as ‘good,’ and 14 percent as ‘fair.’

Bush’s previous record low on this four-point grading scale was 50 percent, in a University of Wisconsin-Madison Badger Poll back in June 2007.

The new Rasmussen numbers come on the heels of a mid-April 2008 SurveyUSA poll of 600 Wisconsin residents in which Bush’s approval rating of 31 percent was tied for the second lowest in 35 consecutive monthly polls dating back to May 2005.