‘Public animosity’ for Bush hits historic high.


According to a new Washington Post-ABC News survey, “65 percent of Americans disapprove of Bush’s job performance, matching his all-time low.” Only Nixon has “exceeded that level of public animosity,” hitting 66 percent four days before he resigned. Bush has “endured bad numbers” longer than any other president besides Harry Truman.


The Post also notes, “Around the White House, aides make gallows-humor jokes about how they can alienate their remaining supporters — at least those aides not heading for the door.”