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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

34 percent

Nice. Seems like more people seeing the light and that's not good news for Bush and his friends (hey Joe, I'm talking about you).
The latest CBS News poll finds President Bush's approval rating has fallen to an all-time low of 34 percent, while pessimism about the Iraq war has risen to a new high.

Americans are also overwhelmingly opposed to the Bush-backed deal giving a Dubai-owned company operational control over six major U.S. ports. Seven in 10 Americans, including 58 percent of Republicans, say they're opposed to the agreement.


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.

Just 30 percent approve of how Mr. Bush is handling the Iraq war, another all-time low.

By two to one, the poll finds Americans think U.S. efforts to bring stability to Iraq are going badly – the worst assessment yet of progress in Iraq.

Even on fighting terrorism, which has long been a strong suit for Mr. Bush, his ratings dropped lower than ever. Half of Americans say they disapprove of how he's handling the war on terror, while 43 percent approve.

Seems like this president is in lame duck mode and for good reason...you simply can't believe one word this presdient says. This only makes the actions of Joe Lieberman all the more disgraceful (avoiding criticizing the President over the port deal, supporting the president's Iraq policies, criticizing Democrats who disagree with the President).

From Iraq (which Lieberman still supports) to Katrina (Lieberman approved Michael Brown as head of FEMA) this president and his cronies have made one mistake after another which has cost American lives here (failure of FEMA to act quick enough to the Katrina disaster) and abroad (countless mistakes in Iraq).

We can't throw Bush out of office (unless he's impeached) but we can hold those who supported this President's ridiculous policies accountable for their actions and number 1 on that list is should be Sean Hannity's favorite Democrat (as well as Nancy Johnson, Chris Shays, and lets not forget Rob "I love the Gitmo rice" Simmons.

2006 is an election year and it's time to clean house in Connecticut so we can but the Democrats in a position where they can hold this Presdient accountable (remember, Democrats controlling Congress=subpoena power).