October 1, 2008
More than half of Protestant Christians disapprove of Bush’s job
If it’s relevant to evangelical Christians, you can usually count on reading about it in Christianity Today, which is why I freelance more for the magazine that Billy Graham started than any other publication. It’s an important publication to be plugged into both as a Christian and a religion reporter. And three of the RSS feeds I receive are from CT and its blogs.
Yesterday, online editor Sarah Pulliam tipped me to an ABC News/Washington Post poll with the headline “Bush approval ratings dip to a new low.”
Funny, I thought, I just had a conversation the night before about how surprising it is that more than a quarter of Americans still support His Eminence, President-for-Life Bush, and many for the dubious reason that he sticks to his guns no matter how wrong he’s been proven to be. How low could his approval rating have dipped? Ehud Olmert low?
But what was even more shocking was that, for the first time, more than half of Protestant Christians disapproved of his job performance. That’s right: 52 percent of Protestants—evangelicals, Lutherans, Methodists, Congregationalists, et al—thought Bush was doing a bad job. Where have the other 48 percent been living the past eight years.
In defense of those who don’t disapprove—actually, I can’t really think of a defense. But in looking for relevant links, I found a post I wrote Oct. 2, 2007:
I guess this is a familiar grievance of mine.