Friday, October 14, 2005


If it quacks like a duck, then it must be a second-term Bush Presidency.

From the Pew Research Center

For the first time, more people say George W. Bush's presidency will be judged as unsuccessful than say it will be seen as a success, a poll finds.

Forty-one percent of respondents said Bush's presidency will be seen as unsuccessful in the long run, while 26 percent said the opposite. Thirty-five percent said it was too early to tell, according to the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.

In January, 36 percent said successful and 27 percent said unsuccessful.


Seven in 10 said they want the next president to offer policies and programs that are different from the Bush administration's.

Only half said they wanted the next president to offer different policies in 2000, at the end of the Clinton presidency. By a 2-1 margin, people said the Bush administration has had a negative impact on politics and the way government works. (emphasis mine)

Ouch. I know George says he doesn't pay attention to polling, but damn! How does he even manage to get up in the morning? Poor guy, I almost feel sorry for him.

But wait! It gets better (or worse if you are still on the kool-aid):

According to the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll President Bush's national approval rating has declined to 39 percent, the lowest level during his Presidency. And among African-Americans, Bush has only a 2 percent approval rating, proving that African-Americans are not fooled by Republican's hollow apologies and empty rhetoric on outreach to the African-American community.

Two percent! Well, at least he has proven to be a uniter after all. That's gotta count for something, eh?

Have a nice day, George, I can't wait to hear your resignation speech.

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