New Pew Poll result shows:

"WASHINGTON (AP) - For the first time, more people say George W. Bush's presidency will be judged as unsuccessful than say it will be seen as a success, a poll finds.

Forty-one percent of respondents said Bush's presidency will be seen as unsuccessful in the long run, while 26 percent said the opposite. Thirty-five percent said it was too early to tell, according to the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.

In January, 36 percent said successful and 27 percent said unsuccessful. The increasing pessimism about Bush's long-term prospects comes at a time when many polls have found the public increasingly is negative about Bush's performance and the direction of the country."

However when you visit the Pew Site and sift through the "pesky" internals, you see that Democrats and Indendents don't like him, didn't vote for him and still don't like him.

As this chart shows:

You'll notice that among Republicans (the ones that elected him) his numbers are still solid. Democrats haven't liked him from day one and independents, well they don't like anyone anyway.

UPDATE: Powerline Blog posts this perspective on Presidential Poll numbers, comparing Bush's current numbers to other past presidents:

At one time during every administration, EVERY president has had a low period.

*Johnson: 35%
*Nixon: 24%
*Ford: 37%
*Carter: 28%
*Reagan: 35%
*Bush I: 29%
*Clinton: 37%

Bush is currently at a 41% average in all polls which is higher than all his predacessors.

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