has some interesting new poll numbers on Paul Martin's personal approval rating. April 2005 sees only 36% satisfied with "the performance of the federal government headed by Paul Martin," with 56% dissatisfied and 36% satisfied, compared to 45-48 respectively last November.
Just for contemporary comparison, consider that George Bush last week hit a historical low
approval rating for his administration, at 44%. (Which is still nothing, compared to the low approval ratings many presidents of the 20th century
endured - his father had a record low of 29% - but that's not the point.)
Could PM the PM possibly be in just a bit more trouble than we thought?