An ABC News poll released Monday showed that just 25 percent of the public believes the White House is cooperating fully with Fitzgerald's probe, compared with 47 percent when the investigation began in September 2003. Most striking in the ABC poll was the unanimity of opinion across party lines. Asked if Karl Rove should be fired if he leaked classified information, 71 percent of Republicans said yes. That was just a few points lower than the 75 percent average for all voters.
Half of those in the poll taken by the Pew Research Center, 49%, said they believe the president is trustworthy, while almost as many, 46% said he is not. Bush was at 62% on this measure in a September 2003 Pew poll and at 56% in a Gallup poll in April.