Meet Mr. 23%


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Growing anxiety about their economic prospects and deep unhappiness with President George W. Bush and the U.S. Congress plunged Americans into a dark mood this month, according to a Reuters/Zogby poll released on Wednesday.


Bush’s approval rating fell 4 percentage points to 23 percent, a record low for pollster John Zogby, and positive marks for the U.S. Congress fell 5 points to tie an all-time low at 11 percent.

The number of Americans who believe the country is on the right track fell from 23 percent to an abysmal 16 percent, another record for pessimism, as uncertainty about the economy and rising gas prices fuelled growing doubts about the future.

6 thoughts on “Meet Mr. 23%

  1. OK Holden, you have laid claim to ponies at 30%. What are you asking for at 20%???

  2. Not really a problem. As long as Wall Street is happy and the oil companies are making good money all is fine.
    The only approval rating that matters is the 1 percent. The richest one percent.
    What is his approval rating for them? I’ll bet that within the richest 1 percent he has an 80% ranking. And since he doesn’t have to get elected again he can do anything he wants to keep them happy. He doesn’t need to keep the rubes happy anymore.

  3. Dude. W is the 23rd letter of the alphabet. “W’ Bush is at 23%. Think about it, man. It’s destiny!
    I mean, read the Illuminatus trilogy, folks. It’s almost time to immanentize the eschaton — and I don’t mean Atrios.
    Tomorrow’s the 23rd. Don’t say you haven’t been warned.

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