Bush approval rating low: poll
WASHINGTON: President George W Bush’s approval rating remains at an all time low of 50 percent and he would lose by up to nine points against presumptive Democratic candidate John Kerry if elections were held now, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll published on Tuesday.
The telephone survey of 1,202 adults conducted March 4-7 found that a majority disapproved of Bush’s handling of most issues of public concern from the economy to gay marriage, with only taxes, education and terrorism making the approved list.
Sixty-seven percent felt Bush favoured the interests of large corporations over working people, while those who viewed him as someone who could bring the people together were evenly split, 48-49 percent, with those who said he had done more to divide the country.
Bush’s overall support went unchanged from last month at 50 percent, the lowest of his three years in the White House — his highest surpassed 90 percent during the US-led military operation in Afghanistan, in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. —AFP