Monday, May 08, 2006

How Low Can Bush Push the Republican Party?

The latest polls are in and only 31 percent of Americans feel that George Bush the second is doing a wonderful job. Just last week I believe his approval rating was at 33 percent. So how far can he fall?

According to the USA Today story here, only four other presidents in history have scored lower approval ratings since they began regularly measuring the polls in the mid-1940s: Harry Truman, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter and George Bush the first. When Nixon, Carter and the elder Bush sank below 35%, they never again registered above 40%. At least Truman recovered somewhat.

I am very curious as to how Bush the second, and indeed the Republican Party as a whole will fare with the mid-term elections coming up. After all the Democrats only need 15 seats to usurp Republican domination and wrest control away. Already the democrats are planning what they will do once(in their minds anyway) they take over the house and senate. (For that story, read the article here.)

Can you say Speaker Pelosi? Or can you say Madam President Clinton?

No comments: