Bush Ratings At All-Time Low
The latest CBS News poll finds President Bush's approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 34 percent, while pessimism about the Iraq war has risen to a new high.To be honest I never thought it would go this low and it can only mean he's losing the cultists. And then there is Shooter Dick; while most say they have heard enough about the shooting, and that includes me, it did take a toll in the polls.
Mr. Bush's overall job rating has fallen to 34 percent, down from 42 percent last month. Fifty-nine percent disapprove of the job the president is doing.
For the first time in this poll, most Americans say the president does not care much about people like themselves. Fifty-one percent now think he doesn't care, compared to 47 percent last fall.
Just 30 percent approve of how Mr. Bush is handling the Iraq war, another all-time low.
By two to one, the poll finds Americans think U.S. efforts to bring stability to Iraq are going badly – the worst assessment yet of progress in Iraq.
Even on fighting terrorism, which has long been a strong suit for Mr. Bush, his ratings dropped lower than ever. Half of Americans say they disapprove of how he's handling the war on terror, while 43 percent approve.
Still, the incident appears to have made the public's already negative view of Cheney a more so. Just 18 percent said they had a favorable view of the vice president, down from 23 percent in January.Maybe that's why we have this:
Cheney seen retiring after midterm elections.
Vice President Dick Cheney is expected to retire within a year.This wouldn't surprise me but not because Cheney is a "liability" but an attempt to pick a successor for George Bush as leader of cluster-fuck nation. Perhaps that's why John McCain has a perpetual brown nose.
Senior GOP sources envision the retirement of Mr. Cheney in 2007, months after the congressional elections. The sources said Mr. Cheney would be persuaded to step down as he becomes an increasing political liability to President Bush.