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Gonzales Unfavorables Jump to 49%

The rapidly growing news story surrounding the firing of eight U.S. Attorneys has driven up the unfavorable ratings of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey, conducted March 14 and 15, found that 49% of Americans now have an unfavorable opinion of Gonzales. That’s up from 41% in late January and 38% in mid-December. The number with a Very Unfavorable opinion of Gonzales has jumped from 18% to 25%. While his unfavorables are growing, the number with a positive impression of the Attorney General is stable. The latest survey finds 32% with a Favorable Opinion of him, including 11% with a Very Favorable opinion.

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