Is there still a pony in there somewhere?

Americans feel glum about their president and their country.

By Tim Grieve
June 8, 2007 12:19AM (UTC)
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The rug in the Oval Office may say "optimistic person comes to work," but that's about the only place you'll find an American with such a sunny outlook on life these days. In a new AP-Ipsos Poll, just 21 percent of Americans say that things in their country are headed in the right direction -- the lowest percentage the poll has measured since it began in 2003.

In the same poll, the president's approval rating stands at 32 percent, which matches the lowest number AP-Ipsos has ever reported for George W. Bush.

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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