According to the most recent CBS News Poll....
"34 percent approved of how [Bush] is handling his job, down eight points from a New York Times/CBS News poll conducted in January.….In addition, 62 percent of those polled said the efforts to bring stability and order to Iraq were going badly, up from 54 percent last month….There has been a decline in Mr. Bush's support even among Republicans. In the January Times/CBS News poll, 83 percent of Republicans approved of the way he was handling his job; in the latest poll 72 percent approve. Approval among self-identified conservatives also dropped to 52 percent, from 62 percent.”
Feels good to be part of the mainstream, the majority. I suppose those who still support this failed president (speaking of which, this is just UNBELIEVABLE) are now part of the fringe hard-core right wing. Why do the Joe Liebermans of the world keep behaving as if Bush is untouchable?
And for your dose of liberal media, according to Chris Matthews, the "left-leaning" host of "Hardball...." --> "Everybody sort of likes the President, except for the real whack-jobs."
P.S. For those who couldn't find what I was referring to parenthetically above, the 5-year old preznit is described by Paul Bremer thusly:
"The President's directions seem to have been limited to such slogans as "we're not going to fail" and "pace yourself, Jerry." In Bremer's account, the President was seriously interested in one issue: whether the leaders of the government that followed the CPA would publicly thank the United States. But there is no evidence that he cared about the specific questions that counted: Would the new prime minister have a broad base of support? Would he be able to bridge Iraq's ethnic divisions? What political values should he have? Instead, Bush had only one demand: "It's important to have someone who's willing to stand up and thank the American people for their sacrifice in liberating Iraq." According to Bremer, he came back to this single point three times in the same meeting. Similarly, Ghazi al-Yawar, an obscure Sunni Arab businessman, became Bush's candidate for president of Iraq's interim government because, as Bremer reports, Bush had "been favorably impressed with his open thanks to the Coalition."
Commence preparation of doomsday survival kit. We are screwed.