Friday, April 21, 2006

Fox Poll Finds New Low for Bushie

You know you're in trouble when your own personal cheerleading network can't produce a decent poll for you. At 33 percent, this one sounds like the lowest of the lows -- to date.

Of course, there's still time for George W. Bushie to shatter all previous records, and I expect he will.

"President Bush’s approval hits a record low of 33 percent this week, clearly damaged by sinking support among Republicans."
President Bush’s job approval rating slipped this week and stands at a new low of 33 percent approve, down from 36 percent two weeks ago and 39 percent in mid-March. A year ago this time, 47 percent approved and two years ago 50 percent approved (April 2004).

Approval among Republicans is below 70 percent for the first time of Bush’s presidency. Two-thirds (66 percent) approve of Bush’s job performance today, down almost 20 percentage points from this time last year when 84 percent of Republicans approved. Among Democrats, 11 percent approve today, while 14 percent approved last April. . . .

[W]hen asked to look ahead 10 years, a 58 percent majority of Americans say they are optimistic about the future of the United States, down from 73 percent in October 2003.