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Bush Approval Rating Highest in 13 Months, Gallup Poll Shows

Feb. 7 (Bloomberg) — President George W. Bush’s job approval rating rose to its highest level in 13 months, following his second inauguration, the State of the Union address and elections in Iraq, according to a poll by Cable News Network, USA Today and the Gallup Organization.

Fifty-seven percent of 1,010 adults surveyed from Feb. 4-6 approve of the way Bush is handling his job as president while 40 percent disapprove. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

It is Bush’s highest job approval rating — and lowest disapproval level — since a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll taken in January 2004 showed Bush with a 59 percent rating.

Forty-six percent of the people polled have a favorable impression of the Democratic Party, the lowest level since at least 1992.Poll Shows Drop in Bush’s Job Approval

WASHINGTON (AP) – The public’s confidence in President Bush’s job performance and the nation’s direction has slipped in the opening weeks of his second term, particularly among people 50 and older, according to an Associated Press poll.

Adults were evenly divided on Bush’s job performance in January, but now 54 percent disapprove and 45 percent approve. The number who think the country is headed down the wrong track increased from 51 percent to 58 percent in the past month.

The poll, conducted for the AP by Ipsos-Public Affairs, was taken after the president’s State of the Union address and the elections in Iraq and at the start of a heated debate over creating personal Social Security accounts.

No offense to the AP, but who the hell has ever heard of Ipsos-Public Affairs?

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