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Post-ABC Poll: Bush Approval Ratings Dip

Tuesday, July 30, 2002

The latest Washington Post-ABC News poll is based on telephone interviews with 1,023 randomly selected adults nationwide and was conducted July 24 - 28, 2002. The margin of sampling error for overall results is plus or minus 3 percentage points. Sampling error is only one of many potential sources of error in this or any other public opinion poll. Interviewing was conducted by TNS Intersearch of Horsham, Pa.

1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president? Do you approve/disapprove strongly or somewhat?

            ---------Approve---------   --------Disapprove-------     No 
            NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Strongly   Somewhat    opin.
7/28/02     69       39         31      28       14         14         3
7/15/02     72       42         31      25       13         12         2
6/17/02     74       42         32      22       13          9         4
6/9/02      77       41         36      20       11          9         3
5/19/02     76       48         28      22       13          8         3
4/21/02     78       47         31      20       10          9         2
3/28/02     79       49         30      18       10          8         3
3/10/02     82       52         30      16        7          9         2
1/27/02     83       56         27      14        7          7         3
12/19/01    86       64         22      12        6          6         2
11/27/01    89       69         21       9        5          4         1
11/6/01     89       65         24       9        4          5         2
10/9/01     92       76         16       6        3          3         1
9/27/01     90       70         20       6        3          3         4
9/13/01     86       63         23      12        6          5         2
9/9/01      55       26         29      41       22         20         3
8/12/01     61       28         33      31       17         14         8
7/30/01     59       28         30      38       22         17         3
6/3/01      55       27         28      40       22         18         6
4/22/01     63       33         30      32       16         16         5
3/25/01     58       NA         NA      33       NA         NA         8
2/25/01     55       NA         NA      23       NA         NA        22

2. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling:

7/28/02 - Summary Table:

                                         Approve     Disapprove     No opinion
a. The economy                             57           39               4
b. The U.S. campaign against terrorism     81           17               2
c. Wall Street and the stock market        53           38               9
d. The issue of financial fraud 
   and accounting irregularities 
   by large business corporations          55           38               7

Trend:

a. The economy

            Approve     Disapprove     No opinion
7/28/02       57            39             4
7/15/02       58            38             3
4/21/02       64            33             3
1/27/02       62            34             4
12/19/01      67            27             6       
11/6/01       72            23             5       
9/9/01        48            48             4       
7/30/01       52            45             3
6/3/01        53            41             6
4/22/01       55            38             7
3/25/01       50            42             8

b. The U.S. campaign against terrorism

            ---------Approve---------   --------Disapprove-------     No 
            NET   Strongly   Somewhat   NET   Strongly   Somewhat    opin.
7/28/02     81       NA         NA      17       NA         NA        2
7/15/02     83       NA         NA      15       NA         NA        2
5/19/02     79       51         27      19       10          9        3
4/21/02     81       56         25      18       10          7        2
3/10/02     88       64         24      10        5          5        2
1/27/02     88       NA         NA      10       NA         NA        2
12/19/01    89       67         22       9        5          4        2
10/15/01    92       75         17       5        3          3        3

c. Wall Street and the stock market

            Approve     Disapprove     No opinion
7/28/02       53           38               9
7/15/02*      50           36              14
*"Regulating" Wall Street and the stock market

d. The issue of financial fraud and accounting irregularities by large business corporations

            Approve     Disapprove     No opinion
7/28/02       55           38               7
7/15/02       49           43               7

3. Do you think the nation's economy is getting better, getting worse or staying the same?

                Better    Worse      Same     No opin.
7/28/02           17        44        39        1
7/15/02           20        36        43        2
7/7/02*           22        37        41        0
6/9/02            27        29        43        1
5/12/02           35        27        38        0
4/14/02           34        26        40        0
3/17/02           47        20        32        1
2/17/02           29        27        42        2
1/20/02           25        36        39        1
12/9/01           24        37        38        1
11/11/01          16        48        36        1
10/14/01          15        46        39        0
9/16/01            9        44        46        1
8/12/01           16        46        38        0
7/15/01           13        40        46        0
6/17/01           17        45        38        1   
5/20/01           13        47        39        0
*7/7/02 and previous, ABC/Money. 

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