New Poll Finds Bush Approval Ratings Near All-Time Lows

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By: E&P Staff

President Bush’s job approval rating dropped to near its lowest point, in the new CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll released Monday.

Forty-six percent of 1,006 adults polled over the weekend said they approved of the overall job Bush is doing. The 46% percent figure is down about 4% points since a poll taken at the beginning of May.

On the Iraq war, the president’s approval mark remained at 40%. On domestic issues, the president’s approval ratings are at an all-time low, with 40% approving of his policies on the economy and only 33% back his proposed Social Security changes.

The poll also indicated Americans might look for a change in Congress in 2006, with 47% saying the country would be better off if Democrats were in control, compared with 36% who favored Republicans. Nine percent picked “neither.”

Recent Gallup polls found that 57% believe the war in Iraq is not “worth it.”

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