2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush
is handling the following?
|The response to Hurricane Katrina||41||57|
|Overall job approval||40||58|
|The situation in Iraq||32||67|
(See the full results of the poll at USAToday here.)
In short, President Bush's standing with the public is currently being driven down not by the unique and unexpected events of Hurricane Katrina, but by his handling of the economy, foreign affairs and Iraq. That is much worse news than problems at FEMA, and cannot be easily cured with reconstruction programs for the Gulf coast.