Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Poll Position: Dropping faster than a rock

update below

It seems that things are starting to get worse and worse for the Bush(whacked) Administration.

Here comes the numbers…

According to a new Gallup/USA Today poll, Bush's approval rating has declined to 29%, which is a rather dramatic drop from 33% in June and 38% in April and he’s now only seven percentage points away from the lowest job approval rating in Gallup Poll history.

And if that’s not enough to make you realize just how bad things are for Bush, his ratings have dropped a staggering 61 percentage points since he hit his all-time high of 90% in the days following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

To add to Bush’s woes that he’s closing-in on the lowest rating that Gallup has ever seen, opposition to the Iraq war is also at a record high with 70% of Americans supporting a complete withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and 62% of those polled believing that the US was wrong in sending troops into Iraq in the first place.

Oh, and only one in five Americans think Bush's troop 'surge' theory had any effect.

And Bush’s attempt to better his approvals, the immigration legislation, and its resulting failure have pushed Bush further down among republicans, with almost four in 10 saying they’ve lost confidence in Bush because of his handling of the immigration issue.

As a throw-in, 66% of Americans believe President Bush shouldn’t have commuted Scooter Libby’s prison sentence.

Ouch… has any president ever had this much polling-pain in his presidency?

Oh that’s right, Richard Nixon… and he resigned…

Hint, hint George…

UPDATE: Add Rasmussen polling numbers to further diminish Bush's surge strategy as a new poll from them shows that only 19% of Americans believe that the U.S. troop surge in Iraq was a success… and before you say it’s a partisan issue, keep in mind that a scant 38% of republicans consider the President’s strategy successful.

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