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Reclaiming Our Voices
Friday, April 8, 2005
So, why did they vote for them?
Mood:  incredulous
Now Playing: "We Won't Get Fooled Again" The Who 1971
Topic: We tried to tell you!!
Poll finds Bush, Congress standing with public weakening

WASHINGTON The public's opinion of the job being done by President Bush and the Republican-controlled Congress is dropping.

According to an A-P-Ipsos poll, the president's job approval is at 44 percent, with 54 percent disapproving.

The numbers for Congress are even worse. The poll also shows only 37 percent had a favorable opinion of its work.

In January the poll put Bush's job approval at 49 percent, while Congress was at 41 percent.

Political analysts say record high gas prices, nervousness about Social Security, the ongoing Iraq war and the Terri Schiavo (SHY'-voh) case all contributed to the slide.

And one analyst surmised that "this is a pretty sour spring," for both branches of government.

Copyright 2005 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Posted by pencandle at 5:12 PM EDT

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