A newshows that Bush’s job approval numbers continue to decrease. From the AP:
Just 33 percent of the public approves of Bush’s job performance, the lowest of his presidency. That compares with 36 percent approval in early April. Forty-five percent of self-described conservatives now disapprove of the president.
They also blame the downward spiral on a loss of conservative support:
Angry conservatives are driving the approval ratings of President Bush and the GOP-led Congress to dismal new lows, according to an AP-Ipsos poll that underscores why Republicans fear an Election Day massacre.
I’m sort of curious about the tie between approval numbers and impeachability. As Nixon and Clinton faced similar problems to what Bush now faces, a comparison seems to be in order. According to, here is how Nixon and Clinton fared.
President: Richard Nixon
Lowest Rating: 24 percent
Dates: July and August 1974
President: Bill Clinton
Lowest Rating: 37 percent
Date: June 1993
If 37 percent can get one re-elected and 24 percent is enough to force a resignation, it looks like we’ve still got up to another 9 percent to go. His conservative support is waning and we need to continue to attack Bush in the areas where he is most vulnerable with those who still support him.