ABC News Poll
Bush Job RatingsVia Kevin Drum, CBS figures on the importance/unimportance of recent scandals.
Overall job: Approve 39%, Disapprove 60%
Economy: Approve 36%, Disapprove 61%
Iraq: Approve 36%, Disapprove 64%
Health care: Approve 34%, Disapprove 61%
Gas prices: Approve 26%, Disapprove 68%
Bush Personal Ratings
Is a strong leader: Yes 47%, No 53%
Is honest and trustworthy: Yes 40%, No 58%
Shares your values: Yes 40%, No 58%
Understands problems of people like you: Yes 34%, No 66%.
Plamegate: 86% important 12% not importantVia Crooks & Liars, the general public appears to view the advise part of the Senate's advise and consent job with more importance than the administration believes. The results of a Gallup poll evaluating Alityo in the shadow of Roe.
Clinton-Lewinsky: 62% important, 37% not important
Whitewater: 49% important, 45% not important
Iran-Contra: 81% important, 19% not important
Watergate: 78% important, 22% not important
If it becomes clear Alito would vote to reverse Roe v. Wade, Americans would not want the Senate to confirm him, by 53% to 37%....This is not the view of America that the conservative christian wing of the Republican party would like to see put forth.
Bush is not alone in his trip to the bottom of the polls. Vice President Cheney just hit 19% in his approval rating.
The public may not be as amenable to the administration's reasons for their actions.