Monday, September 19, 2005

Gallup: Bush back at 40%

Back to the political Mendoza line. Interesting breakdowns as well on Iraq and Katrina:

Bush's handling of the aftermath of Katrina:
41% Approve, 57% Disapprove

On Iraq:
59% percent said they considered the 2003 invasion of Iraq a mistake, 63% said they wanted to see some or all U.S. troops withdrawn from that country and 54% told pollsters they favor cutting spending on the war to pay for disaster relief.

On the Economy:
Just 35% of those polled approved of Bush's handling of the economy, with 63% saying they disapproved.

These are, frankly, absolute shit numbers for the Bush agenda. I think the small bounce he got in the last week, and the numbers Demo cited a few days ago, were the public giving him the benefit of the doubt. Lately it seems the public has wised up that the rebuilding effort would be a neo-con free-for-all.

And with regards to Iraq, we now have a clear mandate from the public that "staying the course" is garbage, and a total lack of vision on how to get out by the leadership of both parties. The public is way out ahead of the leadership on this issue and its high time the Democrats take the lead, instead of watching a few courageous Republicans break ranks with Bush.

2 Thoughts:

Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Just a quick note to Doug. If I remember correctly, his wedding is happening sometime the end of Sept.
I wish you a wonderful day and many, many great years of wedded bliss.

Monday, September 19, 2005 7:27:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Thanks, Jamie! This weekend it is.

Anyway, as to the Democrats, they better all come 'round to Clinton's statement that Iraq was a mistake -- they, mostly, can hardly say they were right as they caved in and supported it, mostly -- and start saying it loudly (as Dean has always, rightly, done), or they will be the first party not to benefit from a total meltdown of the incumbent party in I-don't-know-how-long.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005 9:37:00 AM  

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