In One Eye

Saturday, October 08, 2005
 
The blogosphere has been rife with reports of Dear Leader's plummeting approval ratings, but it's striking where a number of the newly disaffected have come from.
The number of people who strongly approve of Bush's job performance has eroded over the last year, most notably among key groups like evangelical voters, down from 49 percent who strongly approved in January to 33 percent now; Republican men, down from 57 percent to 42 percent; Protestants, down from 36 percent to 25 percent; and Southerners, down from 32 percent to 22 percent. [Needless to say,] "Politically, this is very serious for the president," said James Thurber, a political scientist at American University. "If the base of his party has lost faith, that could spell trouble for his policy agenda and for the party generally."
We can only hope.