Tuesday, April 11, 2006
President Bush's approval ratings plunge deep into the toilet bowl
Political reversals, more bad news from Iraq, and the generally pathetic vibe emanating from the White House have dragged President Bush's standing even further into the toilet. The Republican congress fares no better in the popularity wars. The latest Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that 38 percent of the public approve of the job Bush is doing, down three percentage points in the past month and his worst showing in Post-ABC polling since he assumed office. A third of registered voters approve of the way the Republican-led Congress is doing its job -- their lowest level of support in nine years. They're sucking even worse than POTUS!
The numbers over recent months seem to show that the plummeting GOP approval ratings are not just an anomaly, or as the Post put it "a patch of bad luck." It is a fundamental reaction against the GOP dominated Congress and Administration. And it doesn't look like that will change anytime soon.