New Lows...

USA Today on new Approval Ratings:

President Bush's approval rating has slumped to 31% in a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, the lowest of his presidency and a warning sign for Republicans in the November elections.

The survey of 1,013 adults, taken Friday through Sunday, shows Bush's standing down by 3 percentage points in a single week. His disapproval rating also reached a record: 65%. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points.
Looks like Goergie 33 is now Georgie 31. '31' just doesn't have the same ring to it...

The thing that must frighten Republicans so much is that this isn't the result of some terrible incident or gaff. (How do you spell that?) It's just the same trend that's been going on for literally years. Occasionally a jump of a few points but generally each month is a few points lower.
Bush's fall is being fueled by erosion among support from conservatives and Republicans. In the poll, 52% of conservatives and 68% of Republicans approved of the job he is doing. Both are record lows among those groups.

Moderates gave him an approval rating of 28%, liberals of 7%.
If I were a Republican running for Congress (or to stay in Congress) I'd be pretty worried.

Since Gallup began polling approval rating in the mid '40s, only Harry Truman, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter and George H. W. Bush have scored lower. Only Truman managed to bring his approval above 40% after slipping down below where George W. Bush is now.

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