Fox News Poll: Bush Down to 33%
Up until today, I thought the cultist base in this country was around 35%. I was quite certain that Bush could do almost anything (nuking Iran, slapping Laura, ‘Brokebacking’ Gannon) and there would still be 35% of the public drinking the Kool-Aid and Stepfording their way to the next appearance by Dear Leader.
Today, I am no longer sure of that number. That liberal network Fox News says Bush’s approval number has sunk to only 33%.
What does that say about how the base feels as we head into November?
President Bush’s job approval rating slipped this week and stands at a new low of 33 percent approve, down from 36 percent two weeks ago and 39 percent in mid-March. A year ago this time, 47 percent approved and two years ago 50 percent approved (April 2004).
Approval among Republicans is below 70 percent for the first time of Bush’s presidency. Two-thirds (66 percent) approve of Bush’s job performance today, down almost 20 percentage points from this time last year when 84 percent of Republicans approved. Among Democrats, 11 percent approve today, while 14 percent approved last April.
"It seems clear that many Republicans, while they may still like and support George Bush, are growing uneasy with what may happen to their candidates — and the policies they support — in the November elections," comments Opinion Dynamics Chairman John Gorman.
Well, if his support amongst the base has fallen to 66%, then you can expect some draconian stuff from the White House to corral them back into the tent over these next several months.