Shrub’s approval ratings are now the lowest they’ve ever been. They’ve been declining for months with no indication that they will change any time soon. Casualties continue mount in Iraq, the economy, while showing some minor signs of life, is still terrible and Bush now has some major credibility issues. Furthermore, a plurality of voters now say that they would choose any Democrat over GWB.
It doesn’t sound good for the Smirk, IMO. I think he better start planning his library.
Can any Bush supporters tell me why I’m wrong? What’s going to happen to save Shrub’s reelection bid? How confident are you really?
Remember, he lost the popular vote the first time and he now has even less popular approval than he did then.
What do these new numbers really mean? Is he really in trouble? What would it take for him to get his numbers back up?
I don’t think the situation in Iraq will be the same in 14 months. If for no other reason, the soldiers will come home to improve the president’s approval rating…IMHO anyway. Like I said, I can’t see the future.
It’s hard to say. At this point in the first Bush’s term, his ratings were in the 60s, and he would up losing the election. On the other hand, at this point in Reagan’s first term, his ratings were in the low 40s. and he ended up winning by a landslide.
Don’t count your chickens yet. It’s real early, and he is the incumbent.
OTOH, the last jobs report really stunk. Manufacturing hours worked went nowhere, and no hiring in that sector is going to take place until that number starts to head north. Hiring of temporary workers has seriously slowed down the last couple of months; that area was giving hope prior to this because the number of temporary workers hired was rising nicely, and that’s usually a leading indicator of more permanent hires later.
It’s getting very late for Bush now, as far as jobs. All the GDP stats in the world are meaningless unless he can get some job creation going. Latest jobs report: http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm
I was gonna post something pretty similar, thread wise. I thought the Zogby poll was really stunning. I was expecting a one to two point drop like a child expects a pony but 6-7 in one month! GeeDubya has the glide ratio of a stone.
I was only concerned that it might be considered trolling. Which would be wrong, of course. It might also be considered gloating, which is a little closer to the truth.
Still, its a long long way, and they’ve got a gazillion dollars. But wouldn’t it be great if the guy with all the money got creamed anyway?
If I may interpret; your post was critical of the president and was obviously not made while sucking the president off, therefore, in an attempt to discredit your post that had a stated opinion and informative links, you were compared to Reeder who, although he dislikes the president, is known for his drive by posts with 0 content.
In short, you are failing to show the correct deference to the maniac that is currently running our country.
yeah, I figured it was something like that. I’m on Reeder’s side politically but i have noticed that some of his OPs have been a little specious. I wish him well, though. His (bleeding) heart is in the right place. I think he has potential. I’d hate to see him end up as the liberal version of a certain, recently banned winter month.