Clinton Is More Trusted Than Bush, Who According To Gallup Is Now Toxic To GOP
(Practicing for that Nixonian moment?)
Sure, the latest Gallup Poll taken through yesterday shows Bush falling to his lowest level of approval ever: 37%, a three-point drop in a week. Even then, in that poll from last week, there were nearly an equal number of Republicans (32%) as Democrats (33%), and the best Bush could muster was a 40, so what do you think his true approval rating is?
Sure, for the first time, 60% of those polled say the Iraq war was not worth it and 54% say it was a mistake to send our troops there.
Sure, for the first time ever, Bush’s approval rating on terrorism fell below his disapproval rating, certainly a consequence of the recent coverage of this administration’s detainee policy and the recent Jordanian bombings.
And yes, there is now more and more evidence that Republicans around the country don’t want to be seen in the same zip code as Skippy. But that isn’t the fun part of this poll.
Keep the wingers away from window ledges or sharp objects when they read this:
A 53% majority say they trust what Bush says less than they trusted previous presidents while they were in office. In a specific comparison with President Clinton, those surveyed by 48%-36% say they trust Bush less.
That’s right; Bush plays Jon Lovitz to the Great Satan himself.
And if that wasn’t nirvana enough for you, read this and then drink a beer to the next cultist GOP incumbent you see on Fox who swears loyalty to Bush and his agenda, because that sorry bastard will be out of a job next year:
Fewer than one in 10 adults say they would prefer a congressional candidate who is a Republican and who agrees with Bush on most major issues, according to a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll taken Friday through Sunday. Even among Republicans, seven of 10 are most likely to back a candidate who has at least some disagreements with the president.
At what point do we start calling Bush “Skunky”?