LIVE BY THE POLLS, DIE BY THE POLLS….Garance Franke-Ruta reports that a new ABC News poll shows plummeting support for the White House’s handling of Plamegate. Only 25% of the respondents felt that the administration was cooperating with the investigation ? and that was before both Time and Newsweek splashed Karl Rove’s picture all over their covers this week. At that level, it means that even some true believers are starting to doubt George Bush’s sincerity in the matter.

Why? Probably because a lot of Bush’s supporters genuinely believe that exposing the identity of a CIA agent is a bad thing to do even if you’re mad at her husband. They might be running out of patience with Bush on this.