Thursday, October 06, 2005
Via Zemblan patriot J.D., a few illuminating numbers plucked from the latest CBS News poll:
DIRECTION OF THE COUNTRYWith numbers like these, which could go even farther south if Patrick Fitzgerald brings indictments in the Plame case, we can probably expect a -- oh? What's that?
Right direction: 26%
Wrong track: 69%
(N.B.: The "wrong track" response is the highest since CBS News first asked the question back in 1983.)
PRESIDENT BUSH'S JOB APPROVAL
(A shift of 5 or 6 points would mean that voters disapprove of Bush's performance by a two-to-one margin.)
DOES PRES. BUSH SHARE YOUR PRIORITIES FOR THE COUNTRY?
(No shift needed.)
ECONOMY IS GETTING:
U.S. TROOPS IN IRAQ SHOULD:
Stay as long as it takes: 36%
Leave as soon as possible: 59%
MOST IMPORTANT PROBLEM FOR U.S.
War in Iraq: 18%
Economy and jobs: 16%
Gas/oil crisis: 5%
President Bush: 5%
(Normally we'd put a joke here, but we just can't bring ourselves to swing at a pitch that fat. Where's the challenge?)