Monday, August 22, 2005
American Research Group has just released a new poll.
Bush job approval Approve Disapprove Undecided July 2005 42% 52% 6% Aug 2005 36% 58% 6%Bush's approval rating has been dropping all this year, but only a point or two per month. Now we see a six-percent drop since right about the time Bush started his five-week vacation and made it clear that his own resting heart rate is more important to him than soldiers' lives. Coincidence? <on edit> It is a coincidence that Phoenix Woman and I posted the same info at almost the same time. I found out about the poll from a post in Salon's Table Talk discussion forum.
But the trend is down, and the trend is biting awfully close to Rattlesnake Republican territory.
The only concern I have is that Bush will be made the scapegoat for what has been a failure by-- without exception-- the entire Republican Party and one-third of the Democratic Party (and, no, I don't advise ditching any Democrat except Lieberman and that twit from north Florida who wants to privatize Social Security). We have to face the fact that as a nation we have become comfortable with the idea that other people should suffer so that we can enjoy cheap oil, Chinese goods, and a limitless supply of nannies, busboys, drywallers, and maids from those fleeing the consequences of our policies in Latin America.
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