Even Supporters Doubt President as Issues Pile Up - New York Times: "'I don't know if it's any one thing as much as it is everything,' said Ms. Martin, 49, eating lunch at the North Market, on the edge of downtown Columbus. 'It's kind of snowballed.'
Her concerns were echoed in more than 75 interviews here and across the country this week, helping to explain the slide in the president's approval and trustworthiness ratings in recent polls.
Many people who voted for Mr. Bush a year ago had trouble pinning their current discontent on any one thing. Many mentioned the hurricane and the indictment of a top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, which some said raised doubts about the president's candor and his judgment. But there was a sense that something had veered off course in the last few months, and the war was the one constant. "