The Associated Press-Ipsos poll has released job approval ratings for Bush at an all time low. One in every three adults feel that the Bush
administration is taking this country in the right direction. Only 45% (down from 52% in March) have shown support for his handling of foreign
As the war in Iraq drags on, President Bush's job approval and the public's confidence in the direction he's taking the nation are at their lowest
levels since The Associated Press-Ipsos poll began in December 2003.
About one-third of adults, 35 percent, said they think the country is headed in the right direction, while 43 percent said they approve of the job
being done by Bush. Just 41 percent say they support his handling of the war, also a low-water mark.
"There's a bad mood in the country, people are out of sorts," said presidential scholar and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution Charles Jones,
who lives near Charlottesville, Va. "Iraq news is daily bad news. The election in Iraq helped some, and the formation of the government helped some,
but dead bodies trump the more positive news."
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Congress has also reached severe low approval ratings with a 64% disapproval rating, which is not good for re-election time. With Bush's push for
the unpopular Patriot Act renewal and the continual increase in US military deaths in Iraq, I can only imagine that the numbers won't be going up
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