Saturday, January 28, 2006

A Majority of Americans Think Pres. Bush Is a Failure

So says a new poll published by CNN/USA Today/Gallup.

A majority of Americans said the presidency of George W. Bush has been a failure and that they would be more likely to vote for congressional candidates who oppose him. ...

Fifty-two percent of adults said Bush's administration since 2001 has been a failure, down from 55 percent in October. Fifty- eight percent described his second term as a failure. At the same point in former President Bill Clinton's presidency, 70 percent of those surveyed by Gallup said they considered it a success and 20 percent a failure.

In a poll conducted in January of 2002, after Bush was president for one year, 83 percent of those surveyed said his presidency was a success.

In the new poll, conducted Jan. 20-22, fifty-one percent of those surveyed said they would be more likely to vote for congressional candidates who do not support Bush's policies.

The percentage of Americans who called Bush "honest and trustworthy" fell 7 percentage points in the last year to 49 percent, the poll found.

The new poll also found that 62 percent of Americans said they are "dissatisfied" with "the way things are going" in the U.S., unchanged from a December survey. The percentage of "dissatisfied" Americans reached its peak in October of 2005 when 68 percent of those surveyed agreed.

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