Havana, June 22 (acn) With a high level of disapproval of his
administration, US President George W. Bush has become the least
popular American leader since Richard Nixon.
According to a survey published on Thursday by the US weekly Newsweek
magazine, George W. Bush's popularity has dropped to an all-time low
level reaching 26% only.
As a matter of fact, Bush is the less popular president since the
presidency of Richard Nixon who was supported by only 23% of the people
seven months before his resignation due to the Watergate scandal.
The war in Iraq continues to be the major factor that drags Bush's
rating down. A record 73 percent of Americans disapprove of the job
Bush has done handling Iraq. Despite "the surge" of U.S. forces in
Iraq, a record-low 23 percent of Americans approve of the president's
actions in Iraq, down 5 points since the end of March.
Moreover, Bush scores record or near record lows on every major issue:
from the economy (34 percent approve, 60 percent disapprove) to health
care (28 percent approve, 61 percent disapprove) to immigration (23
percent approve, 63 percent disapprove).