How does Bush play in Peoria?
Reality: Here's the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll result.
...Bush’s approval rating at 39 percent, which is unchanged from last month’s NBC/Journal poll. (Other recent national surveys have shown his approval rating to be slightly higher, in the low 40s.) In addition, only 25 percent say they want to see Bush take the lead role in setting policy for the country, while 49 percent say they prefer Congress.
They may love him in the media, but it doesn't appear he's quite so popular on Main St.