What Americans really think of Bush

"Incompetent" and "arrogant" replace "honest" and "good" at top of Pew poll.

Published February 16, 2007 4:52PM (EST)

Twice a year, pollsters for the Pew Research Center ask Americans to say the "one word that best describes" their "impression of George W. Bush." As late as February 2005, the top two volunteered responses were "honest" and "good." The new top two: "incompetent" and "arrogant."

"Honest" has fallen to No. 3. Rounding out the top 10: "good," "idiot," "integrity," "leader," "strong," "stupid" and "ignorant." "Ass" checks in at No. 13, "president" sits at No. 18, and "unconfident" brings up the rear at No. 32.

By Tim Grieve

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

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