Bush Approval Inches Towards Subterranean

Via the Wall Street Journal Online:

President Bush's job-approval rating slipped for the third consecutive month and remains near the lowest mark of his presidency, according to a new Harris Interactive poll.

Thirty-five percent of 1,008 U.S. adults surveyed in the telephone poll think Mr. Bush is doing an "excellent or pretty good" job as president, down from 36% in March and significantly lower than 43% in January. This compares with 63% of Americans who said Mr. Bush is doing an "only fair or poor" job, down from 64% in March.

Furthermore, pessimism about the direction of U.S. policies appears to be growing. Only 27% of Americans believe "things in this country are going in the right direction," a drop from 31% in March, according to the poll.
The article provides some charts that are rather interesting. Go check them out. I've been blogging about Bush's approval rating for a while. Frankly, it's starting to get boring. Each time a new poll comes out, Bush either holds steady or drops a point or two. If you look at the numbers over Bush's entire Presidency, it's clear that after 9/11, his approval has slowly been dropping as people realize what's actually going on. Each drop in approval ratings isn't the result of a specific mistake or blunder but more people realizing that Bush isn't the President they thought he was.

That said, we're quickly approaching rock bottom. I can't imagine Bush's numbers will ever drop below 30 percent. Even if he were convicted of any of the plethora of illegal things that happened under his watch, he has a base of support that isn't fact based, that no amount of facts (save maybe video of George eating a placenta) can shake.

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