Sunday, May 06, 2007

NEWSWEEK Poll: Bush Hits All-Time Low

From MSNBC courtesy of AlterNet:

It’s hard to say which is worse news for Republicans: that George W. Bush now has the worst approval rating of an American president in a generation, or that he seems to be dragging every ’08 Republican presidential candidate down with him. But According to the new NEWSWEEK Poll, the public’s approval of Bush has sunk to 28 percent, an all-time low for this president in our poll, and a point lower than Gallup recorded for his father at Bush Sr.’s nadir. The last president to be this unpopular was Jimmy Carter who also scored a 28 percent approval in 1979. This remarkably low rating seems to be casting a dark shadow over the GOP’s chances for victory in ’08. The NEWSWEEK Poll finds each of the leading Democratic contenders beating the Republican frontrunners in head-to-head matchups.

Perhaps that explains why Republican candidates, participating in their first major debate this week, mentioned Bush’s name only once, but Ronald Reagan’s 19 times. (The debate was held at Reagan’s presidential library.)

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Holy shit, that's pathetic! My oh my, how the mighty have fallen. I think it's safe to say now that Bush is utterly despised. I mean, he's below 30%; you can just trash him in casual conversation these days, and anybody who challenges you is the one who looks like a nut. If you think back to early 2003, when the White House had whipped the country into bloodlust, it was exactly the opposite: opposing Bush made you the nut. Of course, the ten or twenty percent of the country who had the balls to think for themselves in those days were actually the level-headed folk, but there's no need to dwell on that at the moment, although this ought to be discussed ad infinitum in the future for obvious reasons.

For now, I'm basking in all this wonderful Bush hatred.