01 May, 2006

Another Poll Another New Low For Bush

President Bush's approval rating hit another all-time low in another poll today. This time it was a CBS poll. Bush bottom's out at 33% in this poll.

One reason may be Americans seem to think Bush has no clue on what to do about gas prices.

DOES BUSH ADMINISTRATION HAVE CLEAR PLAN FOR KEEPING GAS PRICES DOWN?

No
82%
Yes
8%

Then there's Iraq:

MR. BUSH'S HANDLING OF IRAQ

Approve
30%
Disapprove
64%

Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has also hit an all-time low for the CBS poll.

RUMSFELD JOB RATING

Approve
33%
Disapprove
49%
Don't Know
18%

On the big issue in the news today - immigration - some 56% of Americans disapprove of Bush's handling of that issue.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED?

That's what the president told us three years ago to this very day. The following list compiled by Thinkprogress.org tells another story. Column 1 represent May 2003. Column 2 represents today:





U.S. Troops Wounded 542 17,469
U.S. Troops Killed
139 2,400
Size of U.S. Forces 150,000 132,000
Size of Iraqi Security Forces
7,000-9000 250,500
Number of Insurgents 5,000 15,000-20,000
Insurgent Attacks Per Day 8 75
Cost to U.S. Taxpayers $79 billion $320 billion
Approval of Bush's Handling of Iraq 75% 37%
Percentage of Americans who Believe The Iraq War Was "Worth Fighting" 70% 41%
Bush's Overall Job Approval 71% 38%

GILLIBRAND OFFERS HER IRAQ PLAN

Kirsten Gillibrand, the Democratric upstart hoping to unseat Republican John Sweeney in New York's 20th District today released her plan for ending U.S. involvement in Iraq, on the three-year anniversary of the infamous "mission accomplished" speech.

- Issue immediate statement that the U.S. has no intention of setting up permanent bases in Iraq and has no designs on Iraq's oil supply

- Give the Iraqis a deadline to put a working government together

- Provide full U.S. military and political support during this time period

- Commit to pulling U.S. force out of Iraq at the end of the defined time period


LIVE BY THE WEDGE ISSUE, DIE BY THE WEDGE ISSUE?

The GOP helped boost its voter turnout in 2004 by putting wedge-issue measures on ballots in so-called swing states. Gay-marriage bans were particularly helpful for the Republicans in their efforts to motivate the Christian right on election day. The Wall Street Journal reports the Democrats have found a wedge issue of their own, as a number of states are considering putting minimum-wage measure on their ballots this fall.


1 Comments:

At 9:41 AM, Anonymous Sam said...

The statistics listed beg the question: Who the hell are those 8% of people who think Bush has a plan for gas prices? If he has a plan, it is to increase them! He is, after all, from an oil family.

More importantly, the lesson that should be taken from this administration - and that, frankly, should have been taken from eight years of Reagan and four years of Bush I - is simple: Republican economic plans don't work. In each of those three administrations, rich folks got richer and poor folks got poorer, and the middle class got squeezed, becoming smaller and smaller.

The slogan for challengers to every Republican incumbant this year should be: REPUBLICAN ECONOMIC POLICIES HURT WORKING PEOPLE.

 

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