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Gallup numbers taken in late March to poll numbers taken at the same point in the presidencies of the six previous men who served two terms:
Clinton: 59 percent approval versus 35 percent disapproval
Reagan: 56 percent versus 37 percent disapproval
Nixon: 57 percent versus 34 percent
Johnson: 69 percent versus 21 percent
Eisenhower: 65 percent versus 20 percent
Truman: 57 percent versus 24 percent
Bush's erosion of support among independents in particular has helped bring his overall approval rating down to 45 percent. Fort-nine percent disapprove of his performance.
True enough, Bush's numbers weren't all that high to begin with. In the last Gallup poll before the election, he was at 48 percent approval to 47 percent disapproval -- yet he still won and helped his party in the process.
Only 38 percent of respondents said they believed Bush had done an excellent or good job in his first 100 days, compared to 58 percent who believed he had done a fair or poor job,
The nation remains nearly evenly divided, yet Bush came out of the blocks as if he'd won by a Reaganesque landslide.
After the election, Bush signalled clearly that Social Security reform would be the first domestic priority of his second term.
Meanwhile, most polls show the public is strongly opposed to private accounts
Most polls have shown widespread disapproval of the president's handling of the issue, even among Republicans.
Iraq: The recent Iraqi elections gave supporters of the president's foreign policy something to cheer about.
The public remains dissatisfied about the president's handling of Iraq, with 41 percent approving and 54 percent disapproving, according to the Westhill Journal poll.
The economy: A majority of Americans -- 56 percent according to the Westhill poll -- oppose the president's handling of the economy.
Of course, none of Bush's problem matters if the Democrats can't get on the same page
As it stands today, there's little evidence -- outside of the Social Security issue -- that the Democrats have changed all that much since Kerry's defeat in November.