-38 percent of Americans approve of how Bush is handling his job, down from 50 percent at his inauguration in January;
-29 percent are satisfied with the way things are going in the country, down from 40 percent in January;
-Americans believe it was wrong to invade Iraq by a margin of 50 percent to 44 percent, a reverse from the January margin of 51-44 that thought it was the right decision.
The public is also skeptical about whether Bush had made most things better or worse. By a margin of 66-6, they think he's made the federal budget deficit worse. By 40-12, they think he made Social Security worse. By 57-19, they think he's made the economy worse. By 35-25, they think he's weakened morality in the country.
Friday, October 14, 2005
From Knight Ridder reporting on Pew's latest Bush numbers: