Chimpy Racks Up Two All-Time Lows

The WNBC/Marist Poll does not have a long history, but at 37% in the latest poll Chimpy’s Job Approval Rating in WNBC/Marist is at an all-time low.

Meanwhile, approval for Chimpy’s handling of Iraq hits an all-time low of 27% in the latest AP/Ipsos poll, with 71% favoring a timeline for withdrawl of US troops from Iraq within two years and a whopping 60% calling for a withdrawl withing six months.

Americans are overwhelmingly resigned to something less than clear-cut victory in Iraq and growing numbers doubt the country will achieve a stable, democratic government no matter how the U.S. gets out, according to an AP poll.

At the same time, dissatisfaction with President George W. Bush’s handling of Iraq has climbed to an alltime high of 71 percent. The latest AP-Ipsos poll, taken as a bipartisan commission was releasing its recommendations for a new course in Iraq, found that just 27 percent of Americans approved of Bush’s handling of Iraq, down from his previous low of 31 percent in November.


The survey found strong support for a two-year timetable if that’s what it took to get U.S. troops out. Seventy-one percent said they would favor a two-year timeline from now until sometime in 2008, but when people are asked instead about a six-month timeline for withdrawal that number drops to 60 percent.


Some 63 percent did not expect a stable, democratic government to be established there, up from 54 percent who felt likewise in June.