This is the third or fourth time in a year that Bush’s ratings have found new lows. Perhaps between Bush’s numbers and the numbers for Congress, a new meaning for “race to the bottom” has been found. From the AP via MSN:
WASHINGTON – President Bushâ€™s approval ratings hit a series of new lows in an AP-Ipsos poll that also shows Republicans surrendering their advantage on national security â€” grim election-year news for a party struggling to stay in power.
Democratic leaders predicted they will seize control of one or both chambers of Congress in November. Republicans said they feared the worst unless the political landscape quickly changes.
â€œThese numbers are scary. Weâ€™ve lost every advantage weâ€™ve ever had,â€? GOP pollster Tony Fabrizio said. â€œThe good news is Democrats donâ€™t have much of a plan. The bad news is they may not need one.â€?
Meanwhile, Workingforchange.com has an action to “call out President Bush, Leaker-in-Chief,” and hold him to his promise to fire anyone who leaked information. According to the action email:
A bombshell has just emerged from the investigation of Scooter Libby for perjury and obstruction of justice that President Bush himself may have authorized the leak of classified information to discredit critics of his rush to war. He’s repeatedly said he wants to get to the bottom of this matter, and that he would fire anyone found to have leaked classified information.