Friday, April 11, 2008

Can President Bush dance?

Yep. Bush is an expert at the Limbo Rock. So, how low can he go? Really low according to a new AP-Ipsos poll taken from April 7-9:
A survey released Thursday showed 28 percent approve of the overall job Bush is doing. That was statistically tied with his previous low in the poll of 30 percent last month and in February.

Only 27 percent are happy with his job on the economy, which threatens to enter a recession and which many national surveys show is voters' top worry. That was worse than his previous low of 29 percent approval for handling the economy set in February, and down 4 percentage points from last month.
Sadly, Bush is taking us down with him:
Confidence among U.S. consumers sank to a 26-year low in April as the labor market continued to deteriorate and gasoline prices rose.

The Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary index of consumer sentiment decreased to 63.2 from 69.5 in March. The reading was below the lowest forecast in a Bloomberg News survey and the weakest since March 1982.
Oh, yeah, one more thing - we haven't hit bottom yet.
According to a new Wall Street Journal forecasting survey, by a 3-to-1 ratio, economists say “the economy is in a recession, and almost three-quarters [say] the economy hasn’t yet hit bottom.”

3 comments:

Lew Scannon said...

Bush and his cronies have been looting the country's treasury for the last five years, while getting a tax cut for doing so. My guess is that in the short time left, his rating can get a lot lower.

abi said...

I can't imagine history won't judge him as the worst president ever. But history will also show that the Congresses during his presidency were even worse for failing to provide the necessary checks and balances.

Kathy said...

Lew, I'd be surprised if his rating drops much lower. There will always be those people who agree him out of respect for the office regardless of his incompetency.

Abi, I agree on all points - worst president ever and the failures of Congress. Politics has always been a game to a degree, but every so often we had real leaders willing to do the right thing for the good of the country. Those leaders are far and few between now.