Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Diarist RonK over at Daily Kos caught Bill Schneider talking about Fahrenheit 9/11 on Lou Dobbs Tonight. From the CNN transcript:
SCHNEIDER: Bad news for Mr. Bush: Since May, more and more Americans have come to view the war in Iraq as a mistake. A majority now feel that way. So which issue is driving the vote?Eighty million bucks and counting.
Look at voters who think the economy is getting better but the war in Iraq was a mistake. They're voting for Kerry by better than 3 to 1, even though they think the economy is improving. Iraq trumps the economy.
That's why Michael Moore's movie "Fahrenheit 9/11" is a big campaign event. Moore's critics say the movie is just preaching to the converted. Is it? Only 8 percent of Americans have seen the picture, but another 18 percent say they plan to see it in the theater, and 30 percent plan to watch it when it comes out on tape or DVD in September. That's a majority of Americans who plan to see it . . . .
Fifty-nine percent of independents say they plan to see it. So do nearly half the people who say they support the war and nearly 40 percent of Republicans.