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Closing in on the record

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GW Bush's approval rating, according to Gallup, now stands at 25, a mere one point higher than Tricky Dick's and only three more than the lowest presidential approval rating in poll records (Truman's in 1952).

The internal numbers are more interesting. Approval among Dems -- 5 percent; among independents -- 19 percent; among Repubs -- a mind-boggling 55. What, somebody tell me, exactly do they approve of? Pre-emptive war? Economic disaster? Torture? Unconstitutional detention? Unconstitutional executive power? Lack of intellectual curiosity? Certitude in the face of overwhelming contrary evidence? Our low standing in the world? Our depleted military? The weak dollar? Please. What?

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