George W. Bush

Yo Bushie! 40 percent — after the speech!

I'll spare you from that annoying picture of Bush looking like he just sat on a thumbtack. Here's the word from CNN/USA Today/Gallup.

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush's vow to rebuild the Gulf Coast did little to help his standing with the public, only 40 percent of whom now approve of his performance in office, according to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll released Monday.

Just 41 percent of the 818 adults polled between Friday and Monday said they approved of Bush's handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, while 57 percent disapproved.

And support for his management of the war in Iraq has dropped to 32 percent, with 67 percent telling pollsters they disapproved of how Bush is prosecuting the conflict.

More here. If the Democrats smarten up and grow some more spine, they'll retake a crapload of seats next year.