Poll: Bush Presidency Judged Unsuccessful
By WILL LESTER, Associated Press Writer

For the first time, more people say George W. Bush’s presidency will be judged as unsuccessful than say it will be seen as a success, a poll finds.

Forty-one percent of respondents said Bush’s presidency will be seen as unsuccessful in the long run, while 26 percent said the opposite. Thirty-five percent said it was too early to tell, according to the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.

In January, 36 percent said successful and 27 percent said unsuccessful.

The increasing pessimism about Bush’s long-term prospects comes at a time when many polls have found the public increasingly is negative about Bush’s performance and the direction of the country.

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