1645Bush Approval Rating Hits the 20s for First Time
- May 11, 2006http://www.mediainfo.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1002501667
Bush Approval Rating Hits the 20s for First Time
By E&P Staff
Published: May 11, 2006 11:10 PM ET
NEW YORK President Bush's job approval rating has fallen to 29%, its
lowest mark of his presidency, and down 6% in one month, according to
a new Harris poll. And this was before Thursday's revelations about
NSA phone surveillance.
Of 1,003 U.S. adults surveyed in a telephone poll, 29% think Mr. Bush
is doing an "excellent or pretty good" job as president, down from 35%
in April and 43% in January.
Roughly one-quarter of U.S. adults say "things in the country are
going in the right direction," while 69% say "things have pretty
seriously gotten off on the wrong track."
Some 28% of Americans said they consider Iraq to be one of the top two
most important issues the government should address, up from 23% in
April. Interest has faded slightly in the immigration issue.
Other recent major polls have pegged Bush's approval rating from 31%
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