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Friday, April 07, 2006

"These Numbers are Scary..."

Associated Press reports that Bush's approval has hit 36%. An AP-Ipsos poll finds:
  • Just 36 percent of the public approves of his job performance, his lowest-ever rating in AP-Ipsos polling. By contrast, the president's job approval rating was 47 percent among likely voters just before Election Day 2004 and a whopping 64 percent among registered voters in October 2002.

  • Only 40 percent of the public approves of Bush's performance on foreign policy and the war on terror, another low-water mark for his presidency. That's down 9 points from a year ago. Just before the 2002 election, 64 percent of registered voters backed Bush on terror and foreign policy.

  • Just 35 percent of the public approves of Bush's handling of Iraq, his lowest in AP-Ipsos polling.
"These numbers are scary. We've lost every advantage we've ever had," AP reports GOP pollster Tony Fabrizio as saying, "The good news is Democrats don't have much of a plan. The bad news is they may not need one." Seems to me that all the dems need as a plan is to put everything into reverse. Remember that episode of Seinfeld where George realizes that, in order to be successful, he needs to do the opposite of what his first inclination would be?

That's the GOP right now. Can't do jack right. If the dems say, "We'll do the opposite of what the neocons want," they'll have a winning plan.

(Keywords: politics, polls, president, republican, elections )