***Originally posted at the Left Coaster: The president's approval rating falls with his base, according to Zogby:
...What is remarkable in this latest poll, conducted Feb. 15-18, 2006, is that President Bush shows weakness among the demographic groups that have comprised the heart of his political base over the past five years, according to Pollster John Zogby, President and CEO of Zogby International (Mr. Zogby’s commentary on the poll is included below).
Bush performs best in the South, where 45% give him a positive rating, and the West, where 43% approve of his work. In the Central and Great Lakes region, he wins approval from 39%, while just 34% in the East give him passing marks....
Hmmm. Too bad the last presidential election was over a year ago. For those of us who voted for John Kerry and John Edwards----we told you it would end up like this, but you wouldn't listen!!!!!
*Bush is pushing his alternative energy initiatives, even though he has cut funding for the area. In an effort to not look like complete hypocrites, the administration is scrambling to restore their recent cuts, including dozens of job cuts, to the National Renewal Energy Laboratory. According to the New York Times:
...A statement released Monday by the Energy Department said that Samuel W. Bodman, the energy secretary, ordered the transfer of $5 million over the weekend to immediately restore the jobs, which had been eliminated because of past budget cuts, thereby avoiding a political embarrassment for the president. Mr. Bush is to visit the laboratory, in Golden, Colo., on Tuesday morning....
How about if this administration did something that would really help, like signing and abiding by the Kyoto Treaty???? Global Warming is a fact, whether or not the administration believes it.