Support for Bush Declines As Casualties Mount in Iraq

Public support for President Bush has dropped sharply amid growing concerns about U.S. military casualties and doubts whether the war with Iraq was worth fighting, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Bush’s overall job approval rating dropped to 59 percent, down nine points in the past 18 days. That decline exactly mirrored the slide in public support for Bush’s handling of the situation in Iraq, which now stands at 58 percent.

And for the first time, slightly more than half the country — 52 percent — believes there has been an “unacceptable” level of U.S. casualties in Iraq, up eight points in less than three weeks.

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