The Gallup organization has been running polls of approval ratings for seventy years, and are considered the pre-eminent political polling organization. According to stats released recently, George W Bush is the least liked president since they started measuring American sentiment on the president.
Wow. So if you still *like* Bush, is it the war & killing that turns you on, the financial collapse of the economy, or the massive deficit we've racked up over the past eight years?
"some people believe in the war, is that so bad?"
It depends on which war. If you believe in the Iraq war, then yes that is bad, because it shows you are either completely misinformed, or you are a liar. If you think the war in afganistan was justified, then no, that is not so bad, since those are the people who actually attacked us, while Iraq never did anything to us.
Off shore drilling is not an answer to our energy problems. It is very, very long term and will have an extremely insignificant impact on oil prices.
The answer is an energy policy that reduces oil dependency.
amblessed - *this* congress hasn't been in power for 8 years.
The war - 700 billion dollars :)
The deregulation that allowed banks to inflate to 40x leverage, instead of the standard 10x, was in 2004...also before *this congress* got into the mix.
So, while they suck...they haven't had the time or the inclination to really screw the people over yet.
Not surprising. To be even worse than nixon, a president who resigned to avoid impeachment, is pretty bad. I don't think time and history wil increase his approval either.
It would have been better to have left the office vacant for the past 8 years. It's amazing how much damage 1 man can do when he sets his lobotomy to it.
Only hindsight is 20/20...I don't think he'll go down as a good president, even with history on his side, however...
As is this Congress (lowest approval ratings ever) - History will judge both.