Public opinion on Chimpy’s Vanity War is in freefall according to the latest Harris poll.
Sixty-four percent of those polled gave Bush a negative rating for his handling of Iraq, up from 61 percent in May, while 34 percent had a positive assessment of Bush’s actions in Iraq, Harris Interactive said in a statement distributed by PR Newswire. A year ago, 58 percent of Americans gave Bush a negative rating on Iraq, Harris Interactive said.
Less than a quarter of those polled, 23 percent, said they were confident the U.S. policies in Iraq would be successful, down from 26 percent in May, according to the poll. Last month, Bush’s job approval rating was 45 percent, up from 44 percent in April and down from 50 percent a year earlier, according to the earlier poll on the Harris Interactive Web site.
Of those surveyed this month, 38 percent said invading Iraq was the right decision, down from 39 percent in May and 43 percent a year earlier, according to Harris.