That's the number everyone's talking about. It's the president's bargain-basement approval rating, according to the latest CBS News poll.

Say it with me: Bush is not a popular president.

I found this tidbit particularly interesting:
For the first time in this poll, most Americans say the president does not care much about people like themselves. Fifty-one percent now think he doesn't care, compared to 47 percent last fall.
I can't imagine what gives them that idea. Or, more accurately, what has suddenly given them that idea, when they didn't notice his utter contempt for the hoi polloi before.

Crooks and Liars singles out another bit:

WTF is this statement doing in the report?

"In a bright spot for the administration, most Americans appeared to have heard enough about Vice President Dick Cheney's hunting accident."

Cheney is clocking in at 18 percent, which is down from 23 percent in January, how is that a bright spot for the administration?

Perhaps because Cheney's approval rating can't go any lower, that remaining 18% undoubtedly being primarily comprised of dim, senile, or otherwise confused film fans who think they're being polled about Lon Chaney.

(Post-script heh: The Heretik has that sinking feeling...)

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