Saturday, May 13, 2006

So what happens when he gets to zero ? (new Bush poll)

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.

The Harris poll comes two days after a downbeat assessment of Bush in a New York Times/CBS News poll. The Times, in analyzing the results, said “Americans have a bleaker view of the country’s direction than at any time in more than two decades”


Blogger Hype said...

martial law.


May 13, 2006 10:51 pm  
Blogger business voodoo said...

... hmmmmm ...
he's a religious man, is he not.
i seem to recall a story from sunday school about a man named saul ... changed his name to paul ...
then instead of killing all the people he could possibly kill, he started writing letters about how to love those people he used to kill ...
a possiblility.
i love your blog, by the way!
peace & harmony,
'freedom must be exercised to stay in shape!'

May 14, 2006 11:10 am  
Blogger Annie said...

On the other hand - sometimes those doing the right thing are critcized by the majority - let us remember the American Revolution. That too was an unpopular war - in England and in America.

May 14, 2006 1:41 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...


sure Annie , creating a civil war in iraq is the 'right thing'

History will not be kind on Mr Bush

May 14, 2006 7:15 pm  
Blogger DJEB said...

Just an off topic general FYI, Annie: your site should be parrhesia, not parresia. Furthermore, claiming parrhesia, does not necessarily mean you are therefore in a position to deliver parrhesia. See Michel Foucalt's Fearless Speech for more.

Finally, just because "sometimes those doing the right thing are critcized by the majority," that does not mean that if the majority criticises something it is therefore "the right thing." Look up non sequitur in the dictionary for more.

May 15, 2006 4:08 am  

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