Friday, August 05, 2005
As Ohio mourns its loss, President's support drops
There is a lot of sadness in Columbus, Ohio. Twenty members of Ohio's 3rd Battalion of the 25th Marine Regiment, a reserve unit, died in Iraq in the past two days. A devastating loss not only for residents of the Buckeye State but also for the rest of the nation.
That partly accounts for the falling numbers in president's approval rating in the AP-Ipsos Poll
Excerpts from a report by Will Lester of Associated Press
"The portion of people who consider Bush honest has dropped slightly from January, when 53 percent described him that way while 45 percent did not. Now, people are just about evenly split on that issue — with 48 percent saying he's honest and 50 percent saying he's not."
"But the portion of people who view his confidence as arrogance has increased from 49 percent in January to 56 percent now."
"Almost two-thirds in the poll described Bush as strong and likable."