President Bush’s job-approval rating has fallen to its lowest mark of his presidency, according to a new Harris Interactive poll. Of 1,003 U.S. adults surveyed in a telephone poll, 29% think Mr. Bush is doing an ‘excellent or pretty good’ job as president, down from 35% in April and significantly lower than 43% in January.
Roughly one-quarter of U.S. adults say ‘things in the country are going in the right direction,’ while 69% say ‘things have pretty seriously gotten off on the wrong track.’ This trend has declined every month since January, when 33% said the nation was heading in the right direction. Iraq remains a key concern for the general public, as 28% of Americans said they consider Iraq to be one of the top two most important issues the government should address, up from 23% in April. The immigration debate also prompted 16% of Americans to consider it a top issue, down from 19% last month, but still sharply higher from 4% in March.
(Via Daily Kos.)