Saturday, November 10, 2007

Georgie tops the polls

The "strongly disapprove" polls. According to this week's Gallup poll, Georgie surpassed the zenith of disapproval achieved by formerly most "strongly disapproved of" president Tricky Dicky:
"For the first time, George W. Bush has surpassed Richard M. Nixon in unpopularity in the Gallup Poll, receiving the highest "strongly disapprove" rating for a president in Gallup's history. [...]
"Gallup details Bush's falling numbers in a series of graphs that appear below. They note that Bush's "strongly disapprove" rating is the highest Gallup has ever measured for a US president, though the category is not polled in every survey."
I can hear the wingnuts foaming and fuming "Well, it's normal for a president to be unpopular at the end of his second term!" Especially when he's being impeached or forced out, I guess, like Nixon. Like... Clinton: err whoops!

It's worth noting that this is the first time ever that 50% of those polled say they don't just disapprove, but strongly disapprove of a president. Wow. I'm old enough to remember how hated Nixon was. Outdoing that had to be... you know the next part... sing it... whine it... testify!...
"Hard, hard work!"

(h/t north of centre)