Archive for April 24th, 2006

The immovable third

Apr 24, 2006 in Current Events

Bush’s approval rating hits new low - Yahoo! News

According to the latest polls, Bush’s approval rating stands around 32-35 percent. It’s not surprising at all that Bush’s approval ratings are so low. What is surprising is that they’re not lower.

The war in Iraq is an expensive, intractable quagmire. The federal deficit has ballooned. The economy is still shaky. Bush’s domestic policy is in shambles. His worldwide popularity is in the toilet, and his domestic popularity is circling the drain.

Yet, despite all of this, a stubborn 1/3 of our country insists that Bush is doing a good job. This 1/3 roughly corresponds to the number of registered Republicans and/or evangelical Christians in this country. (I don’t have the numbers, but look ‘em up.)

Christ, all you gotta do is throw out some God talk, be faithful to the party line, and at least 1/3 of the country will come out for you. Unless George Bush is exposed as a baby-eating liberal Satanist in disguise, I doubt we’ll see those poll numbers get much lower.