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Poll: Bush approval stands at 38%
WASHINGTON, DC (CNN) President Bush has a 38% approval rating in our new CNN-Opinion Research Corporation poll. That's two points higher than when we last asked the question last month. 61 % of those questioned in our new poll say they disapprove of the way Mr. Bush is handling his job. The two point rise in the approval rating is within the polls three point margin of error. (Full poll results [PDF])

"Don't make too much of the two-point rise," CNN Polling Diretcor Keating Holland notes. "Bush's support may have gone up, but the increase is well within the margin of sampling error."

The Presidential approval rating in our poll is ten points higher than a Newsweek survey that came out over the weekend. When you add together the eight national polls done the President's approval rating the past few weeks, the average comes to 35%.

The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted by telephone on May 4-6 with 1,028 adult Americans.


Approve 38%
Disapprove 61%

Sampling error: +/-3% pts

Eight national polls have been conducted in the past few weeks.
The "poll of polls" average for Bush's approval rating in those
eight polls is 35%.


CNN/Opinion Research May 4-6 38%
Newsweek May 2-3 28%
Quinnipiac April 25-May 1 35%
Diageo/Hotline April 26-30 35%
CBS/New York Times April 20-24 32%
NBC/Wall St. Journal April 20-23 35%
Pew April 18-22 35%
Fox News April 17-18 38%


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