05 August 2005

At what point do we get to stop calling Bush 'popular'?

Ye gods — Bush's approval rating among Americans for his handing of the war in Iraq has dropped to 38 percent, says the latest AP poll. His overall job approval is at 42 percent. Now less than half of people think he's honest, though that's within the margin of error. And 56 percent see his confidence as arrogance.

If things keep going this way, he may well wind up being a uniter, but not the kind he was predicting.

This is very bad news indeed for Republicans — this president will have coattails only among the true believers who will always vote for the person with the 'R' by their name. He's alienating everyone else. It'll be interesting to watch Republican candidates run from him in the mid-term elections.

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