Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Maybe the Polls Might Help the Dems Grow a Spine

From a recent WaPo/ABC national survey, as reported by Mystery Pollster on Pollster.com:

35% approve of the way President Bush is handling his job; 62% disapprove.

39% approve of the way Congress is doing its job; 53% disapprove.

Approval of the Democrats in Congress has dropped from 54% to 44% since April -- "with the decline occurring almost exclusively among strong opponents of the Iraq War."


From the poll results (formatted for readability):

[Do you think the war with Iraq was worth fighting, or not?


Worth Fighting
Strongly - 24
Somewhat - 12

Not Worth Fighting
Somewhat - 12
Strongly - 50

Do you think the number of U.S. military forces in Iraq should be (increased), (decreased), or kept about the same?

Increased - 19
Decreased - All/Immediately - 15
Decreased - Not All/Not Immediately - 40
Kept About the Same - 23

Do you think the United States is or is not making significant progress toward restoring civil order in Iraq?

Is - 32
Is Not - 64

Do you think [the recent] increase of U.S. forces [to Iraq] will or will not improve the security situation there over the next few months?

Will - 39
Will not - 58

Do you think (the United States must win the war in Iraq in order for the broader war on terrorism to be a success), or do you think (the war on terrorism can be a success without the United States winning the war in Iraq?)

US must win war in Iraq - 37
Can be a success without US winning war in Iraq - 56

Overall, do you feel that you can or cannot trust the Bush administration to honestly and accurately report intelligence about security threats facing the United States?

Can - 38
Cannot - 60

5 comments:

TomCat said...

In der Fuehrer's mind, only one opinion counts: his own.

CHUQ said...

Bush attitude is starting to show in the campaign, all are cutting and running. But yet he does not notice.

nytexan said...

We can only hope that the polls push the democrats into actions.

CHUQ said...

As long as they depend on PAC money, the spine will not be there. Talk is cheap as we have seen since the last elections.

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