Popularity Contest

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Popularity Contest

The latest CBS News poll finds President Bush's approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 34 percent, while pessimism about the Iraq war has risen to a new high...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.
To top it off, only 10 states have Bush's approval ratings higher than his disapproval ratings, most by just a few percentage points-- Utah, Idaho, Alabama, Wyoming, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Montana, Alabama, Kansas, and Texas. 40 states dislike Bush more than they like him, and that was as of 2/16/06.

The already unpopular Cheney just keeps sinking and sinking and sinking.
Just 18 percent said they had a favorable view of the vice president, down from 23 percent in January.
Last night on Larry King Jon Stewart commented that he just doesn't understand what it will take for the American people to stop blithely accepting the Bush Administration's multiple, systematic failures. But Bush's newest poll numbers do beg the question-- with numbers this low does this mean that Bush's base is finally shrinking?

One can only hope-- although I know I've thought this many times before-- that this is the moment, that we are finally at the tipping point, and that America is finally waking up to the miserable failure that is the Bush Administration.

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