Bush Approval Falls to New Low at 28%

George Bush’s approval has fallen to a new low of 28% in the lastest Harris Poll. This is down from 32% in February. Dick Cheney’s approval has fallen from 29% in February to 25% in the latest poll. Before conservatives make their usual claim about liberal bias in the polls, this one comes from The Wall Street Journal.

The poll also shows decreased approval for government leaders of both parties, with Republicans receiving significantly lower approval than Democrats:

Among other individuals included in the poll, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) saw her approval rating fall to 30% in April from 38% in February, shortly after her swearing-in as the first female House speaker. Approval for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) slipped to 22%, from 23% in February but up from 19% a year ago.

Those polled gave Congress an approval rating of 27%, with the Democrats as a group pulling in 35% approval, compared with 22% for Republicans.

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    janet says:

    Interesting. People want the Democrats to do more than they are about the Iraq war, I would guess. For example, after Harry Reid said the war was lost, other Dems backed away from that language. This infuriates people like me. I am sick and tired of fence sitting and word parsing. Come on, Democrats, we want you to stand up and scream for us and stop the madness that is Iraq! Do not be afraid to be confrontational with the crowd in the white house—you have the American people behind you.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Unfortunately it was an awkward statement politically as nobody likes to admit defeat. Realistically we haven’t lost yet, but there is an extremely low posibility of a military victory. Therefore I wouldn’t say we lost, but neither would I jump on Reid for saying it. Regardless of how you word it, the present policy has too low a chance of success, and is too harmful to the country, to just stay the course.

    Politically the problem remains that regardless of what is done we will probably have a disaster. The Republican strategy seems to be stay the course so they can blame the Democrats after they take over. Hopefully people are smart enough to realize that it was the Republicans who got us into this mess and they are to blame for what happens in the future.

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    battlebob says:

    If the Dems approve funding without linits then Dems inherit or at least are equal owners of this war.
    Reid was correct. This war was lost before the first shot was fired.

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