George W. Bush

Bad News Bush: 49% approval rating

So the news gets worse for our torturer-in-chief. In addition to a dismal press conference, and new FBI documents indicating that he authorized some of the abuses at Abu Ghraib, a new USA Today/Gallup/CNN poll is reporting that Bush's approval rating has dropped six points since November.

49 percent of respondents said they approved of the job the president is doing. That number is down from his November approval rating of 55 percent. Bush is the first incumbent president to have an approval rating below 50 percent one month after winning re-election.

Mandate. Political capital. Will of the people. Pathetic.