Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Twixt Dwindling Polls and the SOTU

With the State of the Union fast-approaching (it’s tonight – do you have your SOTU drinking game ready?) some would think that now would not be a good time to release new approval polls for “President” Bush… well… it would be a bad time for Bush and Bush-supporters, but a good time for anyone who thinks he’s driving this country further and further into the ground (such as me).

Two new polls were released this week, and both paint an even-more dismal picture for the “President” than prior months (hard to think that was even possible – but it is)

A Washington Post-ABC poll puts Dubya’s job approval at a scant 33%.

I’ll pause a moment to let that sink in…

It should be noted that only two presidents have ever had lower approval ratings while on the cusp of the State of the Union address: Nixon & Truman.

A CNN/Opinion Research Poll has his approval at 34%.

A new CBS poll shows yet another record low with a 28% approval rating. You read that right, 28%… I’ll pause again to allow that number to sink in.

So with these new numbers in their back pocket, what should one expect the administration to come up with for tonight’s performance?

Like previous years I would imagine more of the same, even though this time he’s facing a much-more cynical audience… with Congress and a good portion of the U.S. population tired of his ineptitude and piss-poor work.

One thing he will mention (besides mention Iraq, terrorism, OBL, etc a dozen or so times) is that he wants the U.S. to reduce gasoline consumption by 20% over the next 10 years…

In my opinion, this smells greatly like a last-minute, hail mary-type act of desperation… especially coming from someone who has made a lot of money and has a LOT of friends in the gas industry… makes one think that maybe, just maybe, the negative talk is finally starting to sink-into that un-level head of his…

But I doubt it…

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