Simply stunning results in the latest Newsweek poll. You really need to read through all of the results. Several key things to note: A new low for the President; The State of the Union Speech did not help the President; Americans think he's ignoring the experts; and they want us out of Iraq. And not by small margins. A longer-than-usual quote follows below. But, there's much more to read.
President George W. Bush concluded his annual State of the Union address this week with the words “the State of our Union is strong … our cause in the world is right … and tonight that cause goes on.” Maybe so, but the state of the Bush administration is at its worst yet, according to the latest NEWSWEEK poll. The president’s approval ratings are at their lowest point in the poll’s history—30 percent—and more than half the country (58 percent) say they wish the Bush presidency were simply over, a sentiment that is almost unanimous among Democrats (86 percent), and is shared by a clear majority (59 percent) of independents and even one in five (21 percent) Republicans. Half (49 percent) of all registered voters would rather see a Democrat elected president in 2008, compared to just 28 percent who’d prefer the GOP to remain in the White House [...]