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Poll: Bush Ratings At All-Time Low – 34%

The Chimp is in freefall. All thinking beings — except that hardcore delusional ~30% — know this guy blows. (CBS):

Mr. Bush’s overall job rating has fallen to 34 percent, down from 42 percent last month. Fifty-nine percent disapprove of the job the president is doing. 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.

And what about the Dark Lord, who hasn’t done well in any poll I’ve seen? He’s down to 18% approval. I can’t figure out how it’s that high.


Cheney to quit?

Things must not be going well in the White House with Darth; Insight Magazine is reporting that Dick Cheney’s going to step down after the elections. This is clearly another trial balloon. (WingNutDaily):

The sources said they envision Cheney being persuaded to step down as he becomes an increasing liability to President Bush.

There is a growing rift between the president and the vice president and their staffs, the sources said, citing Cheney’s delay in informing the president of the accidental shooting of the vice president’s hunting colleague.

Cheney could face a new crisis by the end of the year with possible accusations from his former chief of staff Lewis Libby, who faces charges in connection with the CIA leak probe. Libby told a grand jury unnamed “superiors” directed him to relay the content of a National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq in July 2003.

The White House, according to Insight, anticipates Libby putting Cheney on the defensive with claims the vice president ordered Libby to relay classified information – a charge that could lead to a congressional probe and even impeachment proceedings.

“Nothing will happen until after the congressional elections,” a GOP source told Insight. “After that, there will be significant changes in the administration and Cheney will probably be part of that.”

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