George Bush’s approval ratings fell to a new low this month with only 40% of U.S. adults still having a favorable opinion of his job performance, compared with 58% who do not. This according to the latest Harris Interactive poll of 1,217 adults conducted August 9-16, 2005.
Likewise, Dark Lord Dick Cheney’s ratings are also feeling the impact of the public’s displeasure to where only 35% now approve of his performance, most of whom probably work for Halliburton and its subsidiaries and in other aspects of the oil and munitions industry.
In other poll data…
Fewer than one-third of adults gave a positive rating to Democrats in Congress, while Republicans had only a 32% positive rating.
When asked to name the most important issues that the U.S. government needs to immediately address, 41% of the respondents cited the war in Iraq. This is an increase of 17% since this questions was last polled in June 2005. As one might expect the economy was the second most important concern of those polled.
Now what do we learn from this poll? Apparently most Americans feel that our elected officials, regardless of party, are doing a pretty crappy job and should shape up and remember who elected them in the first place, while others feel that we should just get rid of them.
We need a new breed of politician in this country, one who has public service as his or her main goal, and not money as so many of the current crop does.
But first we need to change our campaign finance laws to eliminate all of the present temptations to become corrupt. Our elections need to be financed by the people and not by corporate interests. And lobbyists need their function to be limited to information and not the disbursement of perks as it currently is structured.
How we can manifest this is the question?