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New Poll – Everyone jumping the Prez' ship

CBS-NYT poll reveals that the President continues playing the game of how low can you go. BTW, who are the 10% that are undecided?

In the months since the Congressional elections, President Bush has lost substantial support among members of his own party, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll.

Mr. Bush’s approval rating dropped 13 percentage points since last fall among Republicans, 65 percent of whom now say they approve of the way he is handling his job as president, compared with 78 percent last October.

Over all, Mr. Bush’s job approval remains at one of its lowest points, with 29 percent of all Americans saying they approve of the way he is doing his job, compared with 34 percent at the end of October. Sixty-one percent disapproved, compared with 58 percent in October, within the margin of sampling error.

Twenty-three percent of those polled approved of the way Mr. Bush is dealing with the situation in Iraq. Twenty-five percent approved of his handling of foreign policy.

Even the president’s campaign against terrorism, long his signature issue, is seen positively by only 40 percent of those polled, while 53 percent disapprove.

Three-quarters of those polled say things are going badly for the United States in Iraq, and only 23 percent say the efforts to bring stability and order to Iraq are going well.

Seventy percent, including 52 percent of Republicans, say there is not much the United States military can do to reduce the sectarian fighting in Iraq.

Over all, 23 percent of the public say the country is going in the right direction and 68 percent see it as “on the wrong track.”

The nationwide telephone poll was conducted Friday through Tuesday with 1,281 adults and has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus three percentage points. The margin of sampling error for Republicans is plus or minus five percentage points.

By |2007-03-03T06:23:56-04:00March 3rd, 2007|Bush Administration, Domestic Issues|Comments Off on New Poll – Everyone jumping the Prez' ship

Republicans jumping ship

Kay Bailey Hutchison (R – Tx)  KB was a cheerleader at the University of Texas.  She has also been George W’s biggest cheerleader.  This week she said (From Fort Worth Star- Telegram), “If I had known then what I know now about the weapons of mass destruction, I would not have voted to go into Iraq as we did,” said Hutchison, a Republican seeking a third term in Washington. “But I don’t think the president would have asked us to.”

John Warner (R – Va)  From WaPo: The Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday offered a stark assessment of the situation in Iraq after a trip there this week, saying that parts of the country have taken “steps backwards” and that the United States is at risk of losing the campaign to control an increasingly violent Baghdad.

Sen. John W. Warner (Va.) told reporters on Capitol Hill that the Iraqi government is having trouble making strides and is incapable of providing even basic human necessities to people in certain areas of the country. Though Warner praised U.S. efforts to keep Iraq under control, he was far less optimistic about the situation there than he had been over the past three years.

Richard Haass – From Time:

Iraq, said the speaker, is “a setback. You can’t sugar-coat that. We’ve reached a point where we’ve got to get real. This is not going to be a near-term success for American foreign policy. The Iraq situation’s not winnable in any meaningful sense of the word ‘winnable.’ So what the United States needs to do now is look for a way to limit the losses and costs.”

This wasn’t just any old armchair observer talking on Thursday. It was Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former member of the President’s foreign policy team. Haass worked for Ronald Reagan, for Bush’s father and, as the policy planning boss at State under Colin Powell during Bush’s first term. By virtue of his post at CFR, he is as close as you can come these days to the voice of the U.S. foreign policy establishment.

By |2006-10-22T01:28:35-04:00October 22nd, 2006|Election 2006, Other Political Thoughts|Comments Off on Republicans jumping ship
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