There’s a new AP-Ipsos poll out:
Bush’s overall job approval remained at 33 percent – still at the lowest level of his presidency.
The poll was taken Monday through Wednesday before the news broke that terrorist leader al-Zarqawi was killed by U.S. troops. That polling right before the death of al-Zarqawi found that 59 percent of adults say the United States made a mistake in going to war in Iraq – the highest level yet in AP-Ipsos polling to say that. Approval of President Bush’s handling of Iraq dipped to 33 percent – the lowest level yet on that measure in the poll.
*More than half, 54 percent, said it’s unlikely that a stable, democratic government will be established in Iraq – the highest number in AP-Ipsos polling to express such doubts about Iraq’s future.
*Only 68 percent of Republicans, 57 percent of white evangelicals and 41 percent of self-described conservatives – key groups in Bush’s base of support – approve of his handling of Iraq.
*Just 69 percent of Republicans, 62 percent of white evangelicals and 58 percent of conservatives believe it’s likely that a stable, democratic government will be established in Iraq.