Political Wire: Bush Approval in Free Fall
It was inevitable, with polls this week at 31% that another might finally break the 30% barrier. Now one has
President Bush’s job-approval rating has fallen to its lowest mark of his presidency, according to a new Harris Interactive poll. Of 1,003 U.S. adults surveyed in a telephone poll, 29% think Mr. Bush is doing an “excellent or pretty good” job as president, down from 35% in April and significantly lower than 43% in January.
Roughly one-quarter of U.S. adults say “things in the country are going in the right direction,” while 69% say “things have pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track.”
With today's revelation that Bush is spying on just about anyone with a phone
, not just terrorists, but everyone with an AT&T, Verizon and Bell South account, one can only imagine that the numbers next week will be even worse.
Oh, and that House bill to protect your cell phone records from being sold... it has apparently gone aWol
Coincidence? Not according to what Representative Markey may be hearing. He wrote to House Speaker Denny Hastert today asking what happened to the bill:
"With no notice or explanation, H.R. 4943 summarily disappeared from the House floor schedule that day and it has not been seen or heard from since. I am concerned about reports that some intelligence agency or interest had a hand in the bill's disappearance. . . Is it currently in some legislative 'Guantanamo Bay'?"
Legislation that no one disagreed with - legislation to protect your cell phone records - suddenly disappears from the House floor on the very day that we find out George Bush is spying on - what? - our phone records!
Something tells me that Gen. Hayden will have a bumpy ride through his confirmation hearings.