Wednesday, May 26, 2004

Bush’s Polls Are Down – Raise The Alert Level

From CNN:

CNN) — President Bush’s approval rating remains virtually unchanged from the record low of his presidency two weeks ago, according to a new CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll.

The poll of 1,002 Americans was released Monday, hours before Bush was to deliver a speech to the nation about Iraq — the beginning of a new campaign aimed at recovering popularity at home. (Full story)

Forty-seven percent of people polled May 21-23 said they approve of how Bush is handling the presidency — up 1 percentage point from a poll taken May 7-9. (Full story)

Forty-nine percent said they disapprove, down 2 percentage points from the previous survey. With a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points, the change was statistically insignificant.

From CNN:

CNN) — Attorney General John Ashcroft and FBI Director Robert Mueller will hold a news conference Wednesday amid intelligence that has increased concern over the possibility of a major terrorist attack on U.S. soil.

Sucn an attack could take place as early as this summer, according to several U.S. officials.

Attacks might take place before the November presidential election in an attempt to affect the outcome, the officials said.