Dimmest View Yet Of Bush, Congress In AP Poll

WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) — Approval figures for President Bush and Congress appear to be directly related to the sagging economy.

In the latest AP-Ipsos Poll, President Bush has hit rock bottom – and even Republicans are beginning to turn on him.

His latest overall approval rating now stands at only 30 percent, but the rating for Congress is even lower, at 22 percent.

Bush’s acceptance by his own party is also at its ebb, just 61 percent of Republicans surveyed give Bush positive reviews. His previous low was 65 percent, just last month.

Bush’s previous low in the poll came in November, when his approval rating was 31 percent. His current level is essentially even with that.

Even though Congress is the institution people love to criticize as a whole, many still strongly support their own House and Senate members.