Thursday, June 09, 2005

flogging a dead horse

Eric Alterman:

This just in: The new ABC News/Washington Post poll, here, shows 52 percent of Americans disapprove of the job President Bush is doing overall, reports ABC News' Polling director Gary Langer - the most in more than 75 ABC/Post polls since his presidency began. His approval rating is 48 percent.

Bush's Iraq approval ratings haven't fared much better: 41 percent said they approve of the job the President is doing in Iraq, while 58 percent disapprove - matching his career-high Iraq disapproval mark.

George W. Bush's approval rating is now a full twenty points lower than Bill Clinton's was on the day he was impeached.

Reasons cited included "the 'corrosive effects of the war in Iraq' and the gap between what Americans say are their political priorities and what they see occupying President Bush and lawmakers in Washington".

I hate news like this... it always gives me a little glimmer of hope that things will get better.

[via SEB]