Based upon the profile of Internet readers, the majority here were too young to have watched the late President Richard Nixon's White House exit speech in August 1974. Nixon left the oval office amidst the Watergate wiretapping scandal...which in 2006 hardly seems worthy of scandal as now 66 percent of voters find wiretapping no "big deal."
According to a Wall Street Journal survey only 29 percent of voters in the United States approve of President George W Bush, which is the first legitimate poll showing the president's approval rating less than 30 points. President Nixon's approval rating when he left office was 24 percent.
Voters say that Iraq is their greatest concern (28 percent) followed by immigration (16 percent.) The majority of voters now want troops removed from Iraq and tougher laws on immigration -- both issues are at odds with President Bush's policy.
Twenty-four percent however said they felt that the country is headed in the 'right' direction; 69 percent said the national leadership is on the wrong track.
A Harris poll taken in May also put President Bush's approval rating at 29 percent, down six points from April.
The Fox News channel however found that the president's approval rating rose to 38 percent from Fox's lowest reading of 33 percent during April.
In a May poll taken by CBS on immigration, 70 percent of voters said that illegal immigration weakens the economy -- the opposite of what President Bush has said that he believes.
With mid-term elections only six-months away, where polls show voters leaning, at present rates the Republican Party could lose all open congressional seats. From a variety of polls (including Republican supported Fox News) Democrats are favored by a margin of between 7 and 18 points across the board -- even with Republican voters.
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