Tuesday, February 28, 2006

New Poll Numbers for the Bush Administration

On the same day that President Bush says that the 2004 Bin Laden tape is a reason for his re-election, a poll done by CBS News President Bush has only a 34% job approval rating-- the lowest numbers of his presidency. Bush’s previous low was 35% following hurricane Katrina.

Bush's overall job approval fell eight points from 42 percent last month. Fifty-nine percent of respondents said they disapproved of Bush's performance on the job…

The President’s numbers are low on all fronts. The biggest selling point for the administration has typically been Iraq and the general war on emotions. The CBS poll found that only 30 percent approved of Bush’s handling of Iraq compared to 37 percent in January.

In addition, 62 percent of Americans said they think U.S. efforts to bring stability and order to Iraq were going badly compared with 36 percent who said things were going well.
These numbers could play directly into the midterm elections in November and rapidly force President Bush into lame duck status. Here are the full poll results.


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