Friday, April 08, 2005

And now, a little news from the real world....

President Bush's standing with the public is slumping just three months into his final term, but Americans have an even lower regard for the job being done by Congress.

Bush's job approval is at 44 percent, with 54 percent disapproving. Only 37 percent have a favorable opinion of the work being done by the Republican-controlled Congress, according to an AP-Ipsos poll.

Bush's job approval was at 49 percent in January, while Congress was at 41 percent.

``This is a pretty sour spring,'' said Karlyn Bowman, a public opinion analyst at the conservative-leaning American Enterprise Institute. ``People are not very impressed by what Bush is doing or by what Congress is doing - Democrats or Republicans.''

Needless to say, blaming Democrats for what the GOP has rammed through Congress, or threatened to ram through Congress, is a faint attempt by a "conservative-leaning" analyst to say: "Well, he was there, too!"

It'll fly; but not very far.

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