First, Bush is starting to have more trouble, but this time from Conservatives:
This week's survey of 1,000 adults, including 865 registered voters, found:
_ Just 33 percent of the public approves of Bush's job performance, the lowest of his presidency. That compares with 36 percent approval in early April. Forty-five percent of self-described conservatives now disapprove of the president.
_ Just one-fourth of the public approves of the job Congress is doing, a new low in AP-Ipsos polling and down 5 percentage points since last month. A whopping 65 percent of conservatives disapprove of Congress.
_ A majority of Americans say they want Democrats rather than Republicans to control Congress (51 percent to 34 percent). That's the largest gap recorded by AP-Ipsos since Bush took office. Even 31 percent of conservatives want Republicans out of power.
_ The souring of the nation's mood has accelerated the past three months, with the percentage of people describing the nation on the wrong track rising 12 points to a new high of 73 percent. Six of 10 conservatives say America is headed in the wrong direction.
And then there's these unsurprising results in New York:
Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has increased his already large lead over former Massachusetts Governor William Weld and former Assembly Minority Leader John Faso, according to a new Siena (College) Research Institute poll of New York voters released today. In the race for U.S. Senate, Hillary Clinton maintains a 25 point lead over former Yonkers Mayor John Spencer and has a 28 point lead over former Reagan Administration official Kathleen “KT” McFarland.
The question is, just how low is Republican turnout going to be?