An unnamed Bush adviser tries to spin the administration's poll numbers by telling the Washington Post that things will turn around because public believes the President is "a person of honesty and integrity":
One White House official, who was willing to talk candidly about internal strategy only without being identified by name, acknowledged that "those numbers are troubling" in recent polls, but expressed confidence that they will recover because the public fundamentally regards Bush as "a person of honesty and integrity."
Newsweek Poll conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Nov. 10-11, 2005. N=1,002 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.
"Do you think the phrase 'is honest and ethical' describes George W. Bush, or not?"
-Does not 50%