Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Poll: Bush approval mark at all-time low

This is from CNN.Com:

(CNN) -- Beset with an unpopular war and an American public increasingly less trusting, President Bush faces the lowest approval rating of his presidency, according to a national poll released Monday.

Bush also received his all-time worst marks in three other categories in the CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll. The categories were terrorism, Bush's trustworthiness and whether the Iraq war was worthwhile.

Bush's 37 percent overall approval rating was two percentage points below his ranking in an October survey. Both polls had a sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points.

We've got another poll showing Bush's sinking job performance numbers. But that's not the real kicker in this news story. Here's the White House response to the low approval ratings:

The White House has said it doesn't pay attention to poll numbers and the figures do not affect policy.

"We have a proud record of accomplishment and a positive agenda for the future," White House spokesman Scott McClellan told reporters Wednesday.

"We look forward to continuing to talk about it. I mean, you can get caught up in polls; we don't. Polls are snapshots in time."

How can Scotty McClellan stand up in front of reporters and say this sort of gibberish every day, when no one believes him? We don't pay attention to poll numbers. We have a proud record of accomplishments--polls are snapshots in time! Well those snapshots in time have been showing a continued decreasing support of Bush's job performance by the American public. There's a trend going on. And that trend is the American public thinks that President Bush is taking the country down the wrong track, and is ignoring all the warning signs.

So what do we have? We've got Scotty regurgitating the same White House BS--day in and day out. And nobody believes him. I'm waiting for the day when Scotty's press conferences will be televised live--with a laugh track.

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