CNN/Time poll: Country in "deep and serious trouble" ...
CNNTIME GLOOM POLL
Sat Jan 18 2003 8 12:49:33 ET
New York -- Over half of Americans (53%) polled approve of the job George W. Bush is doing as president, according to the latest TIME/CNN poll. His approval rating has dropped slightly from 55% a TIME/CNN poll in December. Over half (56%) say the country is in deep and serious trouble, while over a third (39%) say the problems we face today are no worse than at any other time in recent years. Only a quarter (27%) think economic conditions will get better in the next 12 months, down from 35% in October 2002. Over half (51%) think Bush is doing a poor job handling the economy, while half (50%) think he is doing a good job handling foreign policy. The TIME/CNN poll was conducted by Harris Interactive by telephone among 1,010 adult Americans age 18 or older Jan. 15-16, 2003. Margin of error for total sample is +/- 3.1%.