A NYTimes/CBS poll reported yesterday that only 5 percent of Americans trust Bush to resolve the situation in Iraq.
The margin of error was plus or minus 3%, so I suppose from the Bush perspective, it could be worse: He's not actually in negative numbers yet.
Still. Five percent. One person in twenty. Outstanding.
Think of it this way: Thirty percent of Americans believe in UFOs. And 17% of Americans think that the right to drive a car is protected by the First Amendment. So that means the percentage of the population believing that Bush can somehow clean up his mess in Iraq is roughly the same--five percent--as the percentage who believe in the existence of both UFOs and a First Amendment right to drive a car.
And this is the guy the congressional Democrats figure they're going to have to compromise with.