Just how unpopular is George W. Bush these days? A new poll by American Research Group has Bush's approval rating at 25 percent. In the poll, 71 percent of Americans disapprove of Bush's job performance and 73 percent disapprove of the way he's handling the economy.
This latter information probably comes as a surprise to the Wall Street crowd and the inside-the-Beltway pundits who have been busy trumpeting the Dow's recent rise as evidence that America's economy is supposedly in stellar shape these days. Actually, I suppose it is in great shape for the mega-wealthy class of people who've seen their incomes explode into the stratosphere under Bush.
The new poll numbers represent the highest level of disapproval and lowest level of approval for the Bush presidency recorded in monthly surveys by the American Research Group.
See the full American Research Group results here.