Among Republicans, 46% approve of the way Bush is handling the economy and 48% disapprove. Among Democrats, 97% disapprove of the way Bush is handling the economy and 2% approve. Among independents, 8% approve and 87% disapprove of the way Bush is handling the economy.
No Americans say that the national economy is getting better, 13% say it is staying the same, and 82% say the national economy is getting worse.
As a comparison, polls have shown that 28-30% of the public think Bush has done a good job, a third of the country believes in ghosts, and 56% of the public believes in UFO’s.
I guess there are some hard limits to what people are willing to believe.