WASHINGTON — President Bush's approval rating has slumped to 31% in a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, the lowest of his presidency and a warning sign for Republicans in the November elections.Maybe if Hillary, Marshall Wittmann and the rest of the DLC crowd look at this poll they will realize they are out of touch not the dreaded "netroots". But I doubt it.
The survey of 1,013 adults, taken Friday through Sunday, shows Bush's standing down by 3 percentage points in a single week. His disapproval rating also reached a record: 65%. The margin of error is +/- 3 percentage points.
Bush's fall is being fueled by erosion among support from conservatives and Republicans. In the poll, 52% of conservatives and 68% of Republicans approved of the job he is doing. Both are record lows among those groups.
In addition, it is becoming obvious that Bush is going to strong arm a number of Republicans to get General Hayden confirmed as CIA director and his arm is getting weaker almost daily. Steve Soto wonders if Hayden will even make it out of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
My prediction: a president with a 31% approval rating and members of his own party who are pissed about a uniform taking over the Agency will be lucky if Hayden’s name escapes the Intelligence Committee, no matter what Pat Roberts does to carry more dirty water.