Wednesday, August 31, 2005

New low

The Washington Post/ABC poll has him down to 45 - the lowest that that poll has ever recorded.

The survey found Bush's job approval rating at 45 percent, down seven points since January and the lowest ever recorded for the president in Post-ABC surveys. Fifty-three percent disapproved of the job Bush is doing....

Dissatisfaction is not limited to the president. Fewer than four in 10 Americans -- 37 percent -- approve of the way the Republican-controlled Congress is doing its job, the lowest rating for lawmakers in nearly eight years.

But this is the part that I find most interesting:

The survey also provided bad news for Democratic leaders, who are judged as offering Bush only tepid opposition. Slightly more than half of those surveyed expressed dissatisfaction with congressional Democrats for not opposing Bush more aggressively.

People are dissatisfied with the Democrats because the Democrats haven't done enough to oppose Bush.

Are the Democrats listening?

Or are they going to keep playing nice, out of fear that the Republicans will call them "obstructionist"?

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