Thirty-seven percent of Americans say they approve of the job Bush is doing, up from 33 percent last month. Thirty-two percent of those polled said Congress is doing a good job, up from 24 percent in August.
Still, dissatisfaction continues to run high, with 58 percent of respondents saying Bush was doing a poor job, and 56 percent disapproving of Congress's performance.
More than a third of Americans (35 percent) think Petraeus's report to Congress was "truthful and objective" and 40 percent think it "slanted toward the administration." Twenty-five percent had no opinion on the Petraeus report.
The poll found that 49 percent of Americans agree with Petraeus that some progress is being made under the surge (17 percent "major" improvements and 32 percent "minor"), while 45 percent say the the additional troops have not made much of a difference.
A majority of Americans are ready for the US to start withdrawing troops from Iraq. Twenty-two percent said the US should pull out all troops immediately, up 10 percentage points since January, and 42 percent say the troops should be withdrawn gradually over the next year.
Only twenty-four percent think the troops should stay until Iraqi troops are capable of taking over, down ten percentage points since January.
Opinion Dynamics Corp. conducted the national telephone poll of 900 registered voters for FOX News from Sept. 11 to Sept. 12. The poll has a 3-point error margin.
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