Zogby reported today in "No Bounce: Bush Job Approval Unchanged by War Speech" that, despite Bush's cheerleading effort earlier this week, his job approval rating has slipped to a new low of 43%. The poll also features the following information:
In a sign of the continuing partisan division of the nation, more than two-in-five (42%) voters say that, if it is found that President Bush did not tell the truth about his reasons for going to war with Iraq, Congress should hold him accountable through impeachment. While half (50%) of respondents do not hold this view, supporters of impeachment outweigh opponents in some parts of the country.
The breakdown by party affiliation looks like this:
A large majority of Democrats (59%) say they agree that the President should be impeached if he lied about Iraq, while just three-in-ten (30%) disagree. Among President Bush’s fellow Republicans, a full one-in-four (25%) indicate they would favor impeaching the President under these circumstances, while seven-in-ten (70%) do not. Independents are more closely divided, with 43% favoring impeachment and 49% opposed.
When the scales fall from Republicans' eyes, Bush is going to be in serious trouble.