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Bush October 2005 Approval Ratings Lowest Ever Recorded by CBS News

Bush Leadership, Judgment, Honesty Under Question

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HONESTY AND INTEGRITY COMPARED TO MOST AMERICANS
Democrats
More 9%
Less 28%
Same 58%

Republicans
More 5%
Less 37%
Same 53%

Republicans may have been hurt by the recent indictments of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. Still, most Americans don't have an opinion of DeLay. 7 percent are favorable, and 21 percent are unfavorable, about the same as opinions in May.

VIEWS OF TOM DELAY
Favorable 7%
Not favorable 21%
Undecided/Haven't heard enough 71%

As for other Congressmen and women, 43 percent of Americans have a favorable view of the Democrats in Congress, and 46% have an unfavorable opinion of them. Views of the Republicans in Congress are a bit more negative; 37 percent have a favorable opinion, while more than half, 53 percent, have an unfavorable view.

VIEWS OF THE PARTIES IN CONGRESS
Favorable
Democrats 43%
Republicans 37%

Not favorable
Democrats 46%
Republicans 53%

Party loyalty plays a role: Democrats tend to see Democrats in Congress favorably, while Republicans see members from their party that way. Independents see both parties in a negative light, but more hold unfavorable views of Republicans than Democrats.

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