The latest CBS News poll finds George Bush's approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 34% (disapproval rating of 66%), while pessimism about the Iraq war has risen to a new high.
Bush is expected to come up with another phony emergency to divert attention from his incompetent performance. He already used the fabricated orange/yellow alert scam so it will have to be something new.
Perhaps he will allow Medicare to cover faith healing. Or appoint a neo-Nazi head of the B'nai B'rith. Or have intelligent design covered in the SATs. Or appoint Barbara Bush director of HUD. Or appoint Karl Rove professor of Ethics at Yale. Or hire Dick Cheney as a rifle instructor in the army. Or perhaps he'll just conduct business as usual. Something is bound to come up.
Americans are also overwhelmingly opposed to the Bush-backed deal giving a Dubai-owned company operational control over six major U.S. ports. Seven in 10 Americans, including 58 percent of Republicans, say they're opposed to the agreement.
In a separate poll, two out of three Americans said they do not think President Bush has responded adequately to the needs of Katrina victims. Only 32 percent approve of the way President Bush is responding to those needs, a drop of 12 points from last September’s poll, taken just two weeks after the storm made landfall.
I don't know what they're complaining about. Didn't Barbara Bush welcome everyone with open arms to the Hotel Astrodome?
Most Americans say the president does not care much about people like themselves.
In a bright spot for the administration, most Americans appeared to have heard enough about Vice President Dick Cheney's hunting accident. But a majority also said the Cheney jokes should keep coming. The incident appears to have made the public's already negative view of Cheney a bit more so. Just 18 percent said they had a favorable view of the vice president, down from 23 percent in January.