Once Again: It’s the Economy, Stupid.
Hopefully, these bad numbers will play out for the Democrats in the 2006 elections. Highlights: 58% of Americans disapprove of the way Bush is handling his job as president, while 36% approve. 62% disapprove of the way he’s handling the economy while 33% approve. And what’s more: 74% of independent voters disapprove of the way Bush is handling the economy. And while the data shows that people feel better about their own financial situations than they did last monththe jump comes disproportionately from within the smaller pool of people who approve of the way Bush is doing his job.