A wee dram of consolation for Gordon…

by Stephen Tall on July 22, 2008

He is at least less unpopular more popular than President George W. Bush – PoliticalWire reports on the latest American Research Group poll

finds that just 21% of Americans approve of the way President Bush is handling his job and 72% disapprove. When it comes to Bush’s handling of the economy, 17% approve and 77% disapprove.

Furthermore, 76% say the national economy is getting worse, 61% say their household financial situations are getting worse, and 68% say the national economy is in a recession.

That’s something to cheer the Prime Minister up as he embarks on his holiday – a holiday which apparently entails continuing to do his job, according to Mr Brown’s official spokesman:

The Prime Minister remains in charge whether he’s there or not. There will be senior cabinet ministers in London to deal with day to day business.”

Now there’s being dedicated to your work, and then there’s madness: most of us know where to draw the line. But does Gordon?