Americans Still Have Hope for Hostile Iraq

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Americans give President Bush his highest job-approval rating in more than a year and show cautious optimism about Iraq in a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll taken shortly after historic Iraqi elections.

Bush's approval rating of 57% is his highest since he reached 59% in January 2004, shortly after U.S. troops captured Saddam Hussein.

As these optimistic results come in violence continues to rise in Iraq. Just today a suicide bomber blew himself up in a crowd of Iraqis outside an army recruitment center, killing 21 other people and injuring 27 more, according to the military.

A strong indication that Americans have high hopes for the volatile region.