Just 32 percent of Americans now approve of the way Bush is handling his job, while 66 percent disapprove. Bush's work on the economy has likewise reached a new low. And he shows no gain on Iraq; despite reduced violence there, 64 percent say the war was not worth fighting, 2 points from its high.
Intensity of sentiment, moreover, remains very heavily against the president. Fifty-one percent strongly disapprove of his work overall, while just 16 percent strongly approve -- strongly negative by better than a 3-1 ratio.
Bush is at career lows in approval in three groups as well as overall -- among liberals (9 percent approve of his work), moderates (24 percent) and independents -- the center of American politics -- among whom just 25 percent approve.
The president's low overall ratings fuel one other result, perhaps an obvious one: Seventy-nine percent of Americans say his successor should take the nation in a different direction.
SEVENTY-NINE PERCENT WANT A NEW DIRECTION. Do you hear that, all you pathetic clowns in the Beltway Mainstream Media? All of your ass-kissing, fawning, lap-doggery, and overall trying to push George W. Bush down our throats has failed miserably. He's the worst president since James Buchanan, maybe the worst in American history, and the American people know it. Democrats, wrap this wretched little failure of a "president" around the throats of EVERY Republican running this year--and watch the Republican Party get demolished from one end of America to the other.