Bush Poll Hits Super-Danger Low Mark

President George Bush’s polling numbers have now dipped below 30 percent in one key poll — a political milestone:

President Bush’s job-approval rating has fallen to its lowest mark of his presidency, according to a new Harris Interactive poll. Of 1,003 U.S. adults surveyed in a telephone poll, 29% think Mr. Bush is doing an “excellent or pretty good� job as president, down from 35% in April and significantly lower than 43% in January.

Roughly one-quarter of U.S. adults say “things in the country are going in the right direction,� while 69% say “things have pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track.� This trend has declined every month since January, when 33% said the nation was heading in the right direction. Iraq remains a key concern for the general public, as 28% of Americans said they consider Iraq to be one of the top two most important issues the government should address, up from 23% in April. The immigration debate also prompted 16% of Americans to consider it a top issue, down from 19% last month, but still sharply higher from 4% in March.

Question: What will the new and growing controversy about the government gathering the phone records of millions of Americans do to the poll ratings?

Question II: Will these numbers mean some key Republican politicos will begin to demonstrate their Independence from the White House on various issues or feel they have to (as Karl Rove wants) circle the wagons as the campaign strategy unfolds — to paint the Democrats as being a danger to America and turn the campaign debate into a debate on the Democrats rather than the Bush administration record?

7 Comments

  1. 29%! Wow, that’s amazing. I’m starting to wait for my right-wing father-in-law to turn on Bush. He doesn’t really defend Bush anymore. He justs launches into a fantasyland where Bush was never President and Clinton is still driving him nuts. Oh, and the Democrats still control Congress. He wasn’t this delusional a year ago when he would still say, “At least Bush has balls…” Now he doesn’t he even say that anymore.

  2. Thank God he doesn’t read polls. Is it just me or is the world falling apart and GW Bush seem to be completely oblivious to that fact? He’s not even trying to bolster talks to Bolivia, a major Oil Producer and Venezuela.

    God help Us.

  3. Psalm 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

    He’s fallen into the 20s! God has answered my prayers. Finally, God is blessing America. May God continue to bless America.

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    Keep the pressure on Congress… Talking about impeachment wakes people up… They question, it’s a strong motivator to get people thinking. It also lets Congress know how intense the dissapproval is for this President… They seem to be a little slow on the uptake. So please:

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  5. “as the campaign strategy unfolds” A very good point. Has anyone considered that the leaker might be someone IN THE BUSH CIRCLE who wants to be able to paint the leaker as an “America Hating” Democrat?

  6. Fusioner,

    While I am no fan of GWB, (actually I think he should be even lower in the polls), there’s no chance of impeachment with both houses of Congress in the hands of Republicans. Republicans won’t turn on Bush, no matter how low his numbers go. Bush may be unpopular but he, Cheney, and Laura have been raising money for key Republican candidates.

    I would concentrate my efforts on trying to return the Democrats to power in at least one of the houses of congress in ’06. If they want to impeach him after that, well there may be grounds. He must have committed high crimes and misdemeanors. Most importantly, Democrats need to turn out and vote in the mid-terms!

  7. KFenichel—

    He’s willing to trade with Communist China (what ever happened to that taboo?) but our lack of diplomacy with oil-producing nations is a mystery.

    Plus our wars with Iraq, Afghanistan and hostility to Iran is what’s keeping gas prices up. Bush can claim supply and demand, but he’s made no meaningful energy policy beyond giving tax breaks to Big Oil. Now,didn’t he campaign on getting a better deal on oil from OPEC? Cheney invited the oil execs to the White House to formulate our energy policy. I guess the invitations to environmentalists got lost in the mail….

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