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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Love That Bush 

Via Zemblan patriot J.D., a few illuminating numbers plucked from the latest CBS News poll:
DIRECTION OF THE COUNTRY
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
Approve: 37%
Disapprove: 58%
(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?
Yes: 32%
No: 65%
(No shift needed.)

ECONOMY IS GETTING:
Better: 10%
Worse: 54%
Same: 34%

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%
Terrorism: 4%
(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?)
With 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?

Never mind.

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