Friday, October 07, 2005

How Low Can He Go?

I'm not sure whether to celebrate or cry over the latest CBS News Poll. Dubya's overall job approval rating has dropped to the lowest it's ever been, 37 percent.

How bad is that? Richard Nixon’s approval rating in the summer of 1973 when the Watergate scandal was in full swing was 39%.

President George W. Bush's overall job approval rating has reached the lowest ever measured in this poll, and evaluations of his handling of Iraq, the economy and even his signature issue, terrorism, are also at all-time lows. More Americans than at any time since he took office think he does not share their priorities.

The public's concerns affect their view of the state of the country. 69 percent of Americans say things in the U.S. are pretty seriously off on the wrong track — the highest number since CBS News started asking the question in 1983. Today, just 26 percent say things are going in the right direction.

Lots of interesting details. Go read the whole thing. Then think about who you voted for in 2000 and 2004. Happy with your decision?