CLONMEL -- While local radio plays sound bites from British politicians that drone away saying that the English were misled by Tony Blair on Iraq, a Gallup poll points out that half of the American population thinks George Bush misled them about weapons of mass destruction. This is the highest percentage that Gallup has found on this measure since the question was first asked in May 2003.
From Editor and Publisher:
31% said the administration deliberately misled Americans. This sentiment has gradually increased over time, to 39% in July 2003, 43% in January/February 2004, and 47% in October 2004."
Also, according to the latest poll, more than half of Americans, 54%, disapprove of the way President Bush is handling the situation in Iraq, while 43% approve. In early February, Americans were more evenly divided on the way Bush was handling the situation in Iraq, with 50% approving and 48% disapproving.
Editor and Publisher -- "Gallup: 50% of Americans Now Say Bush Deliberately Misled Them on WMDs"