Wonky Muse
Wonky Muse

August 10, 2005

Entering Trouble

Friday:

Poll: Fewer Americans Think Bush Is HonestBy Will Lester, Associated Press WriterFri Aug 5,10:50 PM ETLess than half of Americans now say they think President Bush is honest, according to an AP-Ipsos poll taken at a time of increasing concerns about Iraq, a potential problem for a president who won re-election declaring that "people know where I stand."The percentage of people who say they consider Bush honest has dropped slightly from the start of the year. In January, 53 percent described him that way in the AP-Ipsos poll, while 45 percent said they did not believe he was honest. Now, people are just about evenly split — 48 percent saying he's honest and 50 percent saying he's not.

Saturday:

Newsweek Poll: Bush’s Battle More Americans are questioning U.S. strategy in Iraq.WEB EXCLUSIVENewsweekUpdated: 12:13 p.m. ET Aug. 6, 2005...61 percent of Americans polled say they disapprove of the way President George W. Bush is handling the war in Iraq...This is Bush’s lowest rating on Iraq and the first time it has dropped below 40 percent in the NEWSWEEK poll. And 50 percent of those polled say the United States is losing ground in its efforts to establish security and democracy in Iraq; just 40 percent say the U.S. is making progress there.

Monday:

Poll: Bush approval rating still lowSurvey indicates growing dissatisfaction with war in IraqMonday, August 8, 2005; Posted: 7:25 p.m. EDT (23:25 GMT)President Bush's approval rating remains among the lowest of his presidency, with some Americans growing increasingly dissatisfied with the Iraq war, according to a new CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll released Monday.Forty-five percent of those polled said they approve of Bush's handling of his job, compared with 51 percent who said they are dissatisfied.

Only Richard Nixon in his second term had a lower rating.

Author Anne Lamott once wrote on the TPM Cafe that alcoholism has three stages: fun, fun and trouble, trouble.

Looks like Bush and Co., drunk with power, is now entering trouble.

posted at 4:26 PM by Wonky Muse

+Save/Share | |
Links to this post:

Create a Link






ABOUT

"Sapere Aude."
(Dare to Know)
-- Epistularum Liber Primus, Horace

Wonk (noun): def. A political nerd. Know spelled backwards.

Wonky Muse is the other Filipino American female political blogger. The sane, liberal one.


RECENT POSTS

  • The "War President"
  • How Grateful, Exactly?
  • Schmidt Wins
  • Quote of the Week
  • Honeymoon Over
  • Sensational Appetite
  • She's No Airhead
  • What the Harry?
  • Pataki Bows Out
  • Bomb Blast

  • BLOG ARCHIVES




    BLOGROLL

    Atrios
    BlogRevolution
    Cursor
    Daily Kos
    Hullabaloo
    Firedoglake
    Glenn Greenwald
    Informed Comment
    Memeorandum
    Political Animal
    Talking Points Memo
    The Carpetbagger Report
    The Huffington Post
    Tapped

    WONKY READS



    WEB WONKY MUSE

    TWITTER UPDATES

    follow me on Twitter



    MISC



    Subscribe with Bloglines

    free hit counter script
    image: le sarcophage des muses, musée du louvre.
    site design: wonky muse.