Monday :: Sep 22, 2003

More Tumbling Poll Numbers for Bush


by Steve

The latest USA Today/CNN/Gallup Poll out today shows Bush’s approval rating now down to 50%, the lowest of his presidency. He has a disapproval rating of 47%, up 11 points since the first week of August. Moreover, among registered voters polled, both Clark and Kerry edged Bush in head-to-head matchups, and all of the rest of the major Democratic candidates were within the margin of error.

Aside from the findings that the Bush numbers are still tanking, what is even more revealing are some of the other numbers.

By a 46/51 percent disadvantage for Bush, a majority now say that they disagree with Bush on the issues that matter the most to them.

Only 50% of those polled now think going to war in Iraq was worth it, with 48% now saying it wasn’t worth it. Those figures were 63/35 just three weeks ago.

43% of those polled now think that Saddam was personally involved in the 9/11 attacks, with 50% now saying he wasn’t.

It’s hard to see how Bush will turn these numbers on Iraq around tomorrow with his anticipated finger-in-the-eye appearance at the UN. And as for the economy, investor optimism is declining according to Gallup due to increasing concerns about inflation and a deteriorating job market.

Yes, the man has $300 million to spend, and owns the media. And he can always start a war with Syria or Iran to help himself out.

But the fat lady should warm up her vocal cords.

Steve :: 3:09 PM :: Comments (11) :: Digg It!