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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Bush's Slippery Slope

How low can they go?

WASHINGTON - (KRT) - President Bush's handling of the economy and sagging support for the conflict in Iraq have caused his support to erode further in Illinois since last fall, when he won re-election but lost the state to his Democratic rival by a wide margin.

Approval of the president's overall performance - 41 percent in a statewide Tribune/WGN-TV poll - has slipped even in Chicago's collar counties and Downstate, which were once more likely to back Bush. A similar poll last October showed Bush's job approval rating at 45 percent.

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