Skip to comments.06/15/06 FOX News Poll: Victories in Iraq, Bush Approval Up
Posted on 06/15/2006 10:48:11 AM PDT by jmc1969
President George W. Bushs job approval rating is out of the thirties for the first time since February and currently stands at 40 percent.
President Bushs approval rating is up 5 percentage points to 40 percent this month, up from 35 percent approval in mid-May. Just over half of Americans disapprove (52 percent).
Much of the increase in support comes from the presidents party. Fully 82 percent of Republicans say they approve of Bushs job performance, up from 71 percent last month and a low of 66 percent in April.
Views are mixed on the larger issue of U.S. military action in Iraq, as 43 percent of Americans say the action will ultimately make the United States safer, but half says no, it will not. These results are similar to those from two years ago when 39 percent said action in Iraq would make the U.S. safer and 46 percent disagreed (June 2004).
On the same day the new government was finalized, it was announced that Al Zarqawi, an Al Qaeda leader in Iraq, had been killed in a U.S. air strike. Here again, most Americans consider this event a victory: 31 percent describe it as a "major" victory in the war on terrorism and 46 percent a "minor" victory.
Even though most Americans describe Zarqawis death as a victory, significantly more people think his death will make no difference in Iraq in the long run (59 percent) than think it should be viewed as a "real turning point" for the war (33 percent).
On the home front, a slim 52 percent majority thinks the United States is safer without Zarqawi. Most Republicans (77 percent) think the country is safer, while most Democrats disagree (62 percent). Among independents: 47 percent say safer, 48 percent not safer.
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Rasmussen hasn't shown any improvement
Good, now tell everyone you have decided the house immigration bill is best and you support it and the numbers will skyrocket.
Iraq helps Bush on the center-left, center, center-right and right...
Securing our borders would pull in a LOT of center, center-right and right folks without losing any of the center-left.
He needs to work on ENFORCING border laws to get above 45.
* Fly into Baghdad to visit its leaders and our troops
* Arrest a bunch of Illegal Alien bad guys
Rove is a political genius.
Good for Dubya! I just hope this means Bush's 18-month-long case of the yips is over.
Good news for America and good for Iraq, but bad news for Democrats.
It'd take quite a bit to get him back over 50% before the mid terms.
One month before the elections of 2008, bin Laden is killed. And one week before the elections....troops are scheduled to be brought home.
What do you suppose his approval rate would be if he issued the 3 word order to his Secretary of Defense, "Close the border?"
That'd send the dummies off the deep end.
Disapproval was around 60%...so the fact its down to 52 % and down trending is good.
How these polling outfits get away with polling samples that do not match voting patterns and like this one that is wieghted to 8% to favor Democrats is beyond me.
As long as there polling people who refer to bin laden as binny not that great of a difference
The point I did not make... Bush has a much smaller ability to control the events in Iraq than he does to control our borders.
He could easily pull 10 points on this issue (it has about 75% approval) if he got tough on the border and did it in a common-sense way.
Well, we know Rasmussen hasn't, but what does he say about the President? ;-)
There was a lot of news yesterday about arrests of thousands of illegial aliens who had criminal records. Many of them worked at Dulles Airport near Washington.
I have said I do not trust any polls when the President was down, so I will not all of a sudden change my mind now that one has his numbers up. All I will say is over all job performance is fair and getting better.
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