Bush numbers in free-fall

His approval rating is at an all-time low of 37 percent, and for the first time a plurality (49 percent) disapproves of his handling of terrorism. But here's the kick in the gut:


Fewer than one in 10 adults say they would prefer a congressional candidate who is a Republican and who agrees with Bush on most major issues, according to a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll taken Friday through Sunday. Even among Republicans, seven of 10 are most likely to back a candidate who has had at least some disagreements with the president. [LINK]
In effect, even Republicans are saying: anyone but Bush.

Tracey Schmitt of the Republican National Committee dismissed the poll results as "bumpy political atmospherics." -- a brave move given that the weather isn't exactly safe political ground these days.
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