President Bush's standing with the public is slumping just three months into his final term, but Americans have an even lower regard for the job being done by Congress.
Bush's job approval is at 44 percent, with 54 percent disapproving. Only 37 percent have a favorable opinion of the work being done by the Republican-controlled Congress, according to an AP-Ipsos poll.
Bush's job approval was at 49 percent in January, while Congress was at 41 percent.
So did the New York Daily News:
After 100 days of his second term, increasing numbers of Americans believe President Bush's policies are dividing the nation, a new poll released yesterday found.
A Westhill Partners national survey conducted for The Hotline political newsletter found that 53% of registered voters say Bush has done more to divide the country as President, while 33% believe he's done more to unite America.
Perhaps more ominously, 56% said the country was on the "wrong track," compared with 30% who perceived a "right track." That represents a 5-point negative slide since February in what's considered a key barometer of voter sentiment.
Bush's job approval rating was 51%-46% negative, with 35% saying the President is doing a poor job leading the country. An additional 24% rated Bush as doing "only a fair job."
(Via Dan Froomkin.)