Matthew Rothschild analyzes the new poll numbers in an article entitled, "Bush's support finally peels off". Here's something he says:
(Those serving in Iraq remain confused about why Bush put them there. An astronomical 85% said they were there "to retaliate for Saddam's role in the 9/11 attacks," though he played no role. And 77% said they were there "to stop Saddam from protecting Al Qaeda in Iraq," though there were no operational links between Saddam and Al Qaeda, according to the 9/11 Commission.)
With discontent in the ranks and among the public, Bush is fast losing the popularity needed to govern and command effectively, though he never had the ability to do so in the first place.
Only 17% of the American public says Bush cares about people like them, according to the CBS poll. And his unfavorable to favorable rating is at a dismal 53% to 29% level. (Cheney's is also abysmal: 46% unfavorable to 18% favorable.)
America is finally waking up to Bush's incompetence, cronyism, recklessness, and lawlessness.
It's been a long slumber.
It's really amazing that the poll numbers are as low as they are given the massive ignorance out there.