Poll: Bush's popularity hits new low
Five years after he green-lighted the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, President
Bush faced strikingly low approval ratings as he reaffirmed his commitment
to "accept no outcome but victory" in the war.
Just 31 percent of Americans approve of how President Bush is handling his
job, according to a poll released Wednesday, the anniversary of the start
of the conflict in 2003.
Sixty-seven percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research
Corporation survey disapprove of the president's performance.
The 31 percent approval number is a new low for Bush in CNN polling and is
40 points lower than the president's number at the start of the Iraq war.
During a speech at the Pentagon Wednesday, the president called the debate
over Iraq "understandable" but insisted that a continued U.S. presence in
the region was crucial.
"Defeating this enemy in Iraq will make it less likely we will face this
enemy here at home," he said.
"We're helping the people of Iraq establish a democracy in the heart of the
Middle East. A free Iraq will fight terrorists instead of harboring them."
Delusional and with no support of the people -- that's our president!