(Press Release Group) September 10, 2005 -- A recent Press Release Group poll shows that majority of Russian-speakers are not happy with President Bush’s performance, a change of slightly more positive approval rating in the spring of 2005.
64% of respondents indicated that they do not approve Bush’s performance at this moment, the lowest rating since beginning of his tenure in the White House. Russian-speaking Americans are mainly dissatisfied with state of the economy, high fuel prices and the way the government mishandled the Katrina disaster.
Low approval rating of President Bush among the Russian-speakers might indicate a new shift in political preferences of the community, which has historically supported Republicans, but lately has shifted to support democratic candidates.
The populated of Russian-American community has reached 5.7 million in 2005, and it becomes an important group, actively participating in politics. It is especially true for large metropolitan areas, like New York City, where Russian-Americans constitute approximately 6% of voters.
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