I believe the word you're looking for here is "freefall":
Just 21 percent approve of President Bush's handling of the war, the lowest number he's ever received, and an 8-point drop from just a month ago. Most of that drop has been among Republicans and conservatives. Three-quarters of Americans disapprove of how the president is handling Iraq.
See? Not all Americans are ignorant, dumbass, war-mongering motherfuckers. Just 21% of them.