Seems that even the faithful have lost faith in this administration

In the poll, 81 percent of respondents said they believed that “things have pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track,” up from 69 percent a year ago and 35 percent in early 2003.

Although the public mood has been darkening since the early days of the war in Iraq, it has taken a new turn for the worse in the last few months, as the economy has seemed to slip into recession. There is now nearly a national consensus that the country faces significant problems.

The fix is going to have to come at the local level if we are to survive the damage done at the federal level.

UPDATE: Unemployment rate hits 5.1%