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Friday, August 05, 2005

Temps are rising but other numbers are falling

(from CNN and an AP-Ipsos poll... hat-tip to oldest son in reno for the story...)
Approval of Bush's handling of Iraq, which had been hovering in the low- to mid-40s most of the year, dipped to 38 percent.


Bush's overall job approval was at 42 percent, with 55 percent disapproving.


The portion of respondents who consider Bush honest has dropped slightly from January, when 53 percent described him that way while 45 percent did not. Now, people are just about evenly split on that issue -- with 48 percent saying he is honest and 50 percent saying he is not.


[T]he portion of respondents who view his confidence as arrogance has increased from 49 percent in January to 56 percent now.

"This country is a monarchy," said Charles Nuutinen, a 62-year-old independent from Greenville, Wisconsin. "He's turning this country into Saudi Arabia. He does what he wants. He doesn't care what the people want."

Six in 10 surveyed said they think the country is headed down the wrong track, despite some encouraging economic news in recent weeks.

question... for a president who makes it a point NOT to pay attention to poll numbers, how low do they have to go before he has no choice...? with opinion about his handling of iraq now in the 30s, you'd think, uh, well, SOME would think, uh, well... oh, never mind... thinking when applied to bushco is a pretty empty exercise...

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