15 September 2005

One might fail to fathom this

We learn from the latest Times poll:

For the first time, just half of Americans approve of Mr. Bush’s
handling of terrorism, which has been his most consistent strength
since he scored 90 percent approval ratings in the aftermath of the
Sept. 11 attacks. More than 6 in 10 now say that he does not share
their priorities for the country, 10 percentage points worse than on
the eve of his re-election last fall, while barely half say he has
strong qualities of leadership, about the same as said so at the early
low-ebb of his presidency in the summer of 2001.

At first I asked myself, “How can this be? He just admitted yesterday
that he’s not sure that the country is prepared, even now, to face a
terrorist attack and its aftermath, after seeing the problems of the
Katrina response.”

Then I remembered that the poll probably predates those remarks.

But I will be curious to see if the numbers go lower after that admission.

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2 Responses to “One might fail to fathom this”

  1. yownik Says:

    I wouldn’t put a great deal fo trust in the polls these days. Most are polls put out by CNN or the Times, and the far left. As you know anything written coming from there.is a Dan Rather veiw other than the factual veiw.

    President Bush is doing a great job for America, and there are lots of Americans that know it.

    God Bless America.

  2. Nate Says:

    And yet, afterward (since the original post is four months old), the poll numbers did continue to fall.

    This comment seems like it’s “trolling” for vituperative retort.