We, The People, Are Seriously Pissed Off!
How low can he go? Bush is now at just thirty-four percent! That's compared with a positive rating of 88% soon after 9/11, 50% at this time last year, and 40% in August.
The only US President who has ever been more unpopular than Bush at this stage of his adminstration was Nixon, who was up to his ears in Watergate (and stepped down shortly after).
And it's not just Bush who is unpopular:
Vice President Dick Cheney's approval ratings slipped to 30% this month from 35% in August, while Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's approval ratings dropped to 34% from 40% and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's approval ratings fell to 52% from 57%, according to the poll.And what's the cause for all this unhappiness?
At the same time, only a quarter of Americans polled give Democrats a positive rating in the latest poll, compared with 31% in August, while Republicans' approval ratings fell to 27% from 32%.
When considering the most important issues, 34% of those polled say the war is most important, 13% said the economy and 13% said Iraq. Other issues mentioned were health care (11%), education (10%) and taxes (9%).Full stats here. Hate to say it as this stage, folks, but we get the governments that we deserve.