Majority: Bush acted illegally or unethically in leak case

The president's approval rating holds steady at 37 percent.


Tim Grieve
April 11, 2006 7:38PM (UTC)

Finally, there's some good polling news for the White House: According to a Gallup poll out this morning, only 25 percent of the public is "closely" following the news about the president's involvement in leaking classified information to the press.

The bad news: Sixty-three percent of the public thinks Bush acted either illegally (21 percent) or unethically (42 percent) in the leak case. Only 28 percent of the public believes the president did nothing "seriously wrong." As Gallup notes, interviewing for the poll began just one day after news of Bush's role hit the press -- meaning that Bush's numbers on the leak case could well get worse before it's over.

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Gallup reports that Bush's overall approval rating is holding steady at 37 percent.


Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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