Poll: Americans Divided About Bush

AP Poll: Americans sharply divided about Bush

President Bush starts his second term with a job approval rating as low as any re-elected president in the last half century.

An Associated Press poll finds 49 percent of respondents approve of the job he's doing, while an equal number disapprove.

In his second term, Bush wants to bring private accounts to Social Security, overhaul the tax code and limit lawsuits. Congress also holds lukewarm support. The poll finds about four in ten voters approve of the job Congress is doing, while more than 50 percent disapprove. The poll breaks down closely along party lines. Republicans overwhelmingly approve of Bush and Democrats overwhelmingly disapprove of his work. The poll finds voters evenly divided on Bush's handling of the economy and more than 50 percent are opposed to his efforts in Iraq.