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Thursday, October 02, 2003

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 an interesting obervation - if you add up the total money collected by the Democrats in the last quarter, they brought in a larger collection than President Bush did. Perhaps this is why there is talk of Gov. Howard Dean, who broke the Democratic Party's single quarter fundraising record (beating even money man President Bill Clinton), considering not accepting matching funds so he can be free from spending limits in the race against the weakened Bush. 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.

God writes a lot of comedy...
the trouble is,
he's stuck with so
many bad actors
who don't know how
to play funny.

-Garrison Keillor


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