Saturday, August 19, 2006
Zogby Poll: Bush Drops 2 Points Over Last 3 Weeks
August 17, 2006
WASHINGTON -- Despite news of a foiled airline terror plot and a cease-fire in Lebanon, President George W. Bush's approval rating fell to 34 percent in a new Zogby poll. The president's approval fell two points over the past three weeks, Zogby International reported. In a survey conducted from Aug. 11-15, Bush received a positive rating from just 62 percent of Republicans. Just 34 percent of those polled said the United States is going in the right direction, while 59 percent said the country is on the wrong track. "President Bush's numbers mainly reflect the country's thinking on the war in Iraq, and most people have made up their minds that the war overall has not been worth the loss of American lives," said Zogby. "Terrorism is an important issue to Americans, but when it comes to judging Bush's presidency, their decision is based largely on Iraq." Of those who said they are likely to vote in the November election, 39 percent said they planned to vote for a Democrat while 31 percent said they preferred a Republican. Among independents, 32 percent said they prefer Democrats in November while 20 percent said they prefer Republicans and 41 percent said they were undecided.
Source: Copyright 2006 by United Press International