Thursday, November 10, 2005

And Now For Something Completely Different ...

More evidence that the Democratic Party's victories nationwide yesterday may mean something.

An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, conducted from Nov. 4 to Nov. 7 and released yesterday, found that President Bush's approval rating stands at an all-time low of 38 percent. Approval for his handling of the economy (34 percent), foreign policy (35 percent), terrorism (39 percent), and Iraq (32 percent) have all hit rock bottom.

On Iraq, 57% felt that Bush "deliberately misled" the nation when making the case for war, while just 33% of Americans consider Bush "honest and straightforward" in general.

The CIA leak investigation also seems to be dogging the Bush administration, as 79% said that the indictment of Lewis "Scooter" Libby, chief of staff to Vice President Cheney, is a "serious matter." On top of that, 78% felt that more people were involved in a leak than just Libby.

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Maybe the American people are finally seeing the big picture. Certainly, these numbers suggest that Bush supporters, as well as critics, are upset with the Bush Administration's leadership.

Will it last? Americans have notoriously short memories, and Democrats should not become complacent, given the strength and depth of the conservative spin machine.

But this is progress, and has to be considered "good news."

5 Comments:

Anonymous kurth said...

33% still confuse thuggery with leadership
40 percent of Americans believe it possible that aliens have abducted people.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous KansDem said...

Doesn't matter. The con-men have grabbed the loot.

I really don't think that Bush or Cheney really care that the jig's up. They got their cut so whether or not the con went sour is a moot point. And by "Bush and Cheney" I also include their "pals" who ran this con from the shadows, like the person who slapped Bush around (the "pretzel incident") to get him in line.

Consider:
Election 2000--con job
9/11--con job
War on Terrorism--con job
Iraq War--con job
Election 2004--con job
Hurricane assistance--con job
Plame outing--con job
...and the "con goes on."

And the con jobs played on the fundies ("I talk to God!" "no abortions!" wink,wink), so vote for us!, and the con jobs played on the freepers (I'm a "war president!" "We need to fight them there so we won't have to fight them here!, etc, etc), so vote for us!, were so important in getting them to seize power and set themselves up to rifle the US Treasury and steal wealth from other countries.

Sure, the con's gone sour but who cares? Certainly not BushCo: they got theirs' while the gettin' was good.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous ash said...

Just a small quibble, but wouldn't "rock bottom" be 0%? Not that it's achievable, considering the dug-in Reptiles who could watch the tape of BushCo plotting their Macheavelean (always spell that wrong) schemes and STILL be fooled into supporting the regime. I'm just speaking theoretically here.

3:56 PM  
Anonymous alias: "cutiepie" johnson said...

Ash -- I think Jabbs was mimicking the language used by NBC News in reporting the stats. "Rock bottom" probably is technically zero, but in terms of politics, Bush's numbers, if not rock bottom, are awful close.

4:33 PM  
Anonymous meg said...

There certainly were some exciting victories for Democrats last Tuesday, but I wonder what y'all think about the defeat of the 4 elections-related ballot issues in Ohio?

Meg

10:52 PM  

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