A new AP Poll has Bush’s overall approval rating holding steady (albeit extremely low), but approval for specific job performance continuing to wane:
Americans’ approval of President Bush’s handling of Iraq is at its lowest level yet, according to an AP-Ipsos poll that also found fewer than half now think he’s honest.
A solid majority still see Bush as a strong and likable leader, though the president’s confidence is seen as arrogance by a growing number.
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. Midwesterners and young women and men with a high school education or less were most likely to abandon Bush on his handling of Iraq in the last six months.
From the Ap-Ipsos site, these graphs (which I have cut and shrunk- and I am still messing around with images on this new site design, so if the width of these images causes you problems, let me know):
Good thing there is still time before the ’06 elections, and it is something else to keep in mind when discussing the Hackett/Schmidt post-mortem.
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