March 01, 2006

It's not all bad news.

A CBS News poll shows that Dubya's approval ratings have dropped to their lowest point ever. According to he poll, the prez's job approval has dropped to just 34 percent — it was 42 percent a month ago. And there's still more:

He deserves it

These bad numbers couldn't happen to a more deserving guy. [Graphic: AP/CBS]

For the first time in this poll, most Americans say the president does not care much about people like themselves. Fifty-one percent now think he doesn't care, compared to 47 percent last fall.

Just 30 percent approve of how Mr. Bush is handling the Iraq war, another all-time low.

By two to one, the poll finds Americans think U.S. efforts to bring stability to Iraq are going badly — the worst assessment yet of progress in Iraq.

Even on fighting terrorism, which has long been a strong suit for Mr. Bush, his ratings dropped lower than ever. Half of Americans say they disapprove of how he's handling the war on terror, while 43 percent approve.

The unfortunate thing about these numbers is that they are coming a year after the presidential election, not just before it. We can all hope that Dubya's poor poll showings continue, and that the prez becomes a drag on the GOP's showing in the congressional elections later this year.

You can download a PDF file with more details of the poll's findings if you go here.

Posted by Magpie at March 1, 2006 02:20 AM | US Politics | TrackBack(1) | Technorati links |

Yeh and worse are Cheney's ratings. Its a good sign for the 2008 elections for the democrats.

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Posted by: skippy at March 1, 2006 07:13 PM