Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Post-London Poll

The first poll after the terrorist attacks in London last week, the USA Today/CNN/Gallup poll reports mixed messages for Bush. As you'll recall from the LA Times's Sunday propaganda piece, Frank Newport, editor in chief of the Gallup Poll, was quoted as saying:
All our data show that Bush's greatest strength is on terrorism, as opposed to other parts of his job. These attacks will remind people … of what Bush's strength is. The most probable effect is that support for the president and his policies will go up in the short term.
Indeed, Bush's approval rating did go up slightly from early June:
Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president?

July 7-10 (June 6-9)

Approve: 49 (47)
Disapprove: 48 (49)

But the news is not all good, especially as it pertains to Iraq. Thanks to Bush's constant rhetoric, which may now be biting him in the ass, people clearly connect the attacks in London to the failure of the war in Iraq to make the world safer.
All in all, do you think it was worth going into Iraq or not?

July 7-10 (June 29-30)

Worth it: 44 (46)
Not worth it: 53 (52)

Do you think the war in Iraq has made the US safer or less safe from terrorism?

July 7-10 (June 29-30)

More safe: 40 (44)
Less safe: 54 (39)
No change: 5 (13)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sure that President Bush and his Administration are concerned and fearful of how the information in this poll may affect his chances of being reelected in 2008.


7:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So our president and his Administration's purpose is to get elected? Thank goodness that's all there is to it. In that case, they're doing a spectacular job. Well, come to think of it, they barely managed that.

9:50 AM  

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