Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Americans Ready for Democracy (maybe even Democrats)

A new NBC/WSJ poll pegs George Bush's approval rating at its lowest point since he stole the presidency in 2000.

"The poll shows that Bush’s approval rating stands at 39 percent, a new low for the president. In the last NBC/Wall Street Journal survey, which was released in mid-September, 40 percent approved of Bush’s job performance while 55 percent disapproved. In addition, just 28 percent believe the country is headed in the right direction, another all-time low in Bush’s presidency."

But wait, there's more. Those polled also think that returning control of the Congress to serious adults (Democrats) would be a really good idea.

"...with 13 months until the 2006 congressional elections, 48 percent say they prefer a Democratic-controlled Congress, compared with 39 percent who want the Republicans to control Capitol Hill. In fact, that nine-point difference is the largest margin between the parties in the 11 years the NBC/Journal poll has been tracking this question."

All this before indictments are handed down for key White House staffers in Traitorgate (Plamegate) and Bush is forced to withdraw the Miers Supreme Court nomination by the right wing of his own party.

Maybe we are starting to wake up from the long national nightmare that George Bush and his Republican allies have forced our country to endure.