The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that Republicans are abandoning the president, which has dropped his job-approval rating below 30 percent — his lowest mark ever in the survey.
But he isn’t the only one whose support is on the decline in the poll. Congress’ approval rating has plummeted eight points, bringing it below even Bush’s. And just one in five believe the country is on the right track, which is the lowest number on this question in nearly 15 years. [emphasis Murdoc’s]
Honestly, this actually gives Murdoc some hope. Maybe people ARE paying attention after all.
Of course, this is the front page headline on MSNBC.com:
Honestly, if you think about it for a second, Bush’s low survey numbers shouldn’t be all that newsworthy, should they? I mean, we’ve been treated to several consecutive years of “Bush’s numbers are down blah blah blah”, haven’t we? And over a year of “Bush’s numbers are bad, so elect Democrats who will fix things blah blah blah” leading up to the elections.
But it appears that America has been hoodwinked, and maybe, just maybe, America has noticed.
People are unhappy with Bush? What else is new?
But the new Democratic Congress? And the direction of things in the country since they took power?
I thought Pelosi and Reid and Murtha and all those guys were going to straighten things out.