|On July 6, President George W. Bush will turn 60, but the milestone could also provide an unwelcome marker in his political career.|
Sportsbook.com is now offering odds on whether President Bush's job approval rating will sink to its lowest ever levels.
Factors such as the war in Iraq, soaring oil prices and the NSA domestic spying controversy have led to political commentators questioning the President's performance.
His popularity numbers have dropped steadily since the start of 2006 and according to the latest USA Today/Gallup poll, they are at 31 per cent, a new low.
Jennifer Duffy, Editor and Political Analyst for non-partisan The Cook Political Report, said, “Bush's numbers continue to be a drag on House and Senate Republicans, making it likely that Democrats will pick up seats in both chambers in the November midterm elections.”
Bettors can choose whether the rating will be over or under the poll average of 35.5 per cent on July 6th, as reported by RealClearPolitics.com - a company which publishes a daily average of Bush's approval rating.