Snippets from the Ipsos poll (1,000 adults conducted Aug. 1-3):
1. Approval of Bush's handling of Iraq, which had been hovering in the low- to mid-40s most of the year, dipped to 38 percent.
2. Bush's overall job approval was at 42 percent, with 55 percent disapproving.
3. The portion of people who consider Bush honest has dropped slightly from January, with 48 percent saying he's honest and 50 percent saying he's not. The drop in the number of people who see Bush as honest was strongest among middle-aged Americans as well as suburban women, a key voting group in the 2004 election.
4. The portion of people who view his confidence as arrogance has increased from 49 percent in January to 56 percent now.
5. Six in 10 said they think the country is headed down the wrong track, despite some encouraging economic news in recent weeks.
The wheels of history continue to pull this administration under.