I also just heard that his approval ratings have gone up four points, and that the majority of the country is hopeful about Bush's second term. Is this Nightmare Alley or what???????
You shouldn't be too suprised to see this. Bush & Co. have done a great job of using fear to manipulate the American people ever since 9/11. The media has done a great job of not reporting the facts. Whenever anything comes out that does not support the Bush & Co. agenda, the media never seems to bring the facts to the forefront.
Look what happened last week. It finally came out that there were no WMD's in Iraq(something most of us knew already). The spin from Bush & Co. immediately became that maybe there were no WMD's, but we deposed Saddam and that was reason enough to go to war - and the media went along with that spin. The fact that Iraq having WMD's was the main reason we were given to go to war was simply swept under the rug.
Also, I wouldn't put too much faith in poll numbers. It's usually just based on about 1,000 who supposedly represent a cross section of the American people. I don't see how these 1,000 can represent the opinions of every American citizen.