Monday, November 10, 2008

Big New Low

He still has a shade more than seventy days to push it lower, but George W. Bush has set an exceptionally low bar for public approval:

Seventy-six percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday disapprove of how President Bush is handling his job.

That's an all-time high in CNN polling and in Gallup polling dating back to World War II.

"No other president's disapproval rating has gone higher than 70 percent. Bush has managed to do that three times so far this year," says CNN polling director Keating Holland.
My theory is that this new low represents the abandonment of the last few hangers-on who tried gaming the numbers by giving Bush a thumbs up in hopes of improving the GOP's electoral chances.

There is still that last 24% who won't or can't affirm that Bush is a catastrophe. Some, no doubt, are confused by the question. Others live in Oklahoma, suffer undiagnosed mental disorders, are playing 'opposites day' in earnest, or are otherwise scrutably pitiful. I don't want to know what combination of kitten-strangling, public defecation, and unapologetic arson will be necessary to change those last few committed Bush fans.

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