Yesterday was President’s Day, and according to Zogby, a majority of Americans are looking forward to celebrating President’s Day, 2009, when Bush is a former President:
As America marks its official Presidents Day holiday, the nation’s likely voters appear to have settled on a somewhat negative appraisal of work done by the current occupant of the White House, a new nationwide Zogby International telephone poll shows.
After slight moves above and below the 40% job approval mark over the course of the past few months, that’s now the percentage of respondents who give him high marks for his leadership, while 60% said he deserves only fair to poor marks, the survey shows. As is usually the case, a similar percentage – 42% – said they believe the nation is moving in the right direction.
In all fairness, though, I hate it when they lump together fair and poor (“while 60% said he deserves only fair to poor marks”), because when I say something is fair, I don’t mean poor. I would be happy if I could honestly say that I felt every politician was doing a ‘fair’ (meaning average/passing) job.
Obligatory link to the Mystery Pollster, who discusses all this in much more detail.