Social Security: Down is Up

According to a new USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup poll just 33 percent of Americans approve of how George Bush is handling the Social Security issue. 59 percent disapprove. His approval rating is down 10 points since early February.

White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan was asked about the new numbers today. Here was his response:

[Y]ou’re seeing progress. And now this — I think the American people understand that on an issue like this that sometimes the legislative process is not going to move as fast as on other issues. But we are making steady progress on it…

Is it just me, or do these folks have a funny definition of progress?