View Full Version : NBC-WSJ poll shows only 28 percent believe U.S. headed in right direction

10-13-2005, 05:50 AM
Another day, another poll bringing more bad news for Bush. From (
WASHINGTON - It has been weeks since Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast; since gas prices began spiking to record highs; and since Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, held her antiwar vigil outside President Bush’s Texas ranch. But, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, the fortunes of the Bush administration and the Republican Party have not yet begun to recover.

For the first time in the poll, Bush’s approval rating has sunk below 40 percent, while the percentage believing the country is heading in the right direction has dipped below 30 percent. In addition, a sizable plurality prefers a Democratic-controlled Congress, and just 29 percent think Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers is qualified to serve on the nation’s highest court.

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And yet, the president still governs like he has a mandate.

10-14-2005, 08:21 AM
Perhaps some are finally willing to give up blind loyalty to a party line and actually look at how "great" this administration has been.

If I were Republican, which I haven't been for several years now, I would have a hard time being overly excited at the direction this administration has taken our country. If I were a Democrat, which I have never been, I would sit back, shut up and let this administration keep doing what it does.