Pony Up

Chimpy is stuck with a 36% job approval rating in the latest ABC News/WaPo poll.

With Bush’s approval ratings mired by the unpopular war, Americans trust Congressional Democrats over Bush to handle the situation in Iraq by a 54 percent to 34 percent margin.


Two-thirds of Americans disapprove of how the President is handling the Iraq war; 31 percent approve. And intensity continues to run against Bush on the issue: Fifty-five percent “strongly disapprove” of his work there, while only 17 percent “strongly approve” of it.


The war also remains the biggest drag on the President’s overall approval rating. In this poll, 36 percent approved of the way Bush is handling his job, 62 percent disapproved. Bush’s approval rating has increased marginally from five weeks ago, when it matched his career low of 33 percent.