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Thursday, October 02, 2003

 

A Little Motivation http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/10/02/eveningnews/main576341.shtml

posted by Editor at Thursday, October 02, 2003 permalink View blog reactions

Graphic from CBS News
Just something to remember for when you're talking to people who still think Bush can't be beaten...
CBS News is reporting on a poll they conducted with the New York Times. They report that Bush's popularity rating has reached the watermark low of his presidency.
White House officials say they expected the numbers to slide, but the dramatic drop has them troubled. The president's marks on foreign policy have hit new lows (44 percent approval), half of Americans (50 percent) don't have confidence in his ability to handle an international crisis, and a majority (53 percent) now believes the war in Iraq wasn't worth it – a big change from the heady days after the swift defeat of Saddam.

Also from CBS:
The mood of the nation is shifting: 56 percent now say the country is on the wrong track, a bad trend heading into an election year.

For Bush, perhaps. But a good trend for Dean to win!


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