Saturday, October 07, 2006

Poll: Country loses faith in Republicans & Bush

Newsweek writes today:
"Come hell or high water -- ran the conventional wisdom -- Republicans could rely on two issues to win elections: the war on terror and values."
Apparently, we're under water and way beyond hell because the sex scandal surrounding GOP Congressman Mark Foley and the horrors of Iraq are sinking the GOP at an amazing rate, according to a Newsweek poll released today.

President Bush's approval rating has fallen to a new all-time low in this particular poll of 33 percent.

Newsweek also reports:
(T)he Foley fiasco is jeopardizing the party's monopoly on faith and power. For the first time since 2001, the NEWSWEEK poll shows that more Americans trust the Democrats than the GOP on moral values and the war on terror. Fully 53 percent of Americans want the Democrats to win control of Congress next month, including 10 percent of Republicans, compared to just 35 percent who want the GOP to retain power.

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