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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-02-07 07:59 PM
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Most in Poll Want War Funding Cut - Bush's Approval Rating Ties All-Time Low
Edited on Tue Oct-02-07 08:15 PM by Breeze54
Most in Poll Want War Funding Cut

Bush's Approval Rating Ties All-Time Low

By Jon Cohen and Dan Balz
Washington Post Staff Writers
Tuesday, October 2, 2007; Page A01

Most Americans oppose fully funding President Bush's $190 billion request for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a
sizable majority support an expansion of a children's health insurance bill he has promised to veto, putting Bush and
many congressional Republicans on the wrong side of public opinion
on upcoming foreign and domestic policy battles.



The new Washington Post-ABC News poll also shows deep dissatisfaction with the president and with Congress. Bush's approval rating stands at 33 percent, equal to his career low in Post-ABC polls. And just 29 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, its lowest approval rating in this poll since November 1995, when Republicans controlled both the House
and Senate. It also represents a 14-point drop since Democrats took control in January.

Despite discontent with Congress this year, the public rates congressional Republicans (29 percent approve) lower
than congressional Democrats (38 percent approve)
. When the parties are pitted directly against each other, the public broadly favors Democrats on Iraq, health care, the federal budget and the economy. Only on the issue of terrorism are Republicans at parity with Democrats. Part of the displeasure with Congress stems from the stalemate between Democrats and the White House over Iraq policy. Most Americans do not believe Congress has gone far enough in opposing the war, with liberal Democrats especially critical of their party's failure to force the president into a significant change in policy.

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Overall, 55 percent of Americans want congressional Democrats to do more to challenge the president's Iraq policies, while a third think the Democrats have gone too far. The level of agitation for more action in opposition to the war has not dissipated since August 2005, when Democrats were the minority party in Congress.

More......
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eppur_se_muova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-02-07 09:32 PM
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1. Remember when we were cheering over this?


Now it seems almost as farcical as the original "Mission Accomplished" event.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-02-07 09:56 PM
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2. Yup, I remember cheering over it but now
I think it was premature, at best. Next election we need to finish the job
and get a true majority in there and kick out the Blue Dogs and the Dino's!

It's a slow process, as we all know, and very frustrating!!
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-02-07 09:59 PM
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4. hard to kick out blue dogs and DINOs if we nominate one for prez
in the form of Mrs. Clinton and her Carville and co. backers
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-02-07 10:03 PM
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5. I'm not nominating her and we can still vote them out!
That has nothing to do with who is nominated or elected for the president.

Separate elections, as you know! :hi:
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-02-07 10:05 PM
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7. i'm with you
it's just that i've been concerned that if that wing of the party gets the presidential nomination (and in effect, party leadership), it will make our job much harder
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-02-07 10:09 PM
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8. Well, I'm also concerned.
but we have to find a way to get to the people in the states that keep voting for Blue Dogs and change
their minds! I haven't checked but I hope Dean is working on that with his 50 State Strategy!

http://www.jonelliottshow.com/listen.html

Good progressive radio show! On now!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-02-07 10:13 PM
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10. Let's get this "poll" to the front page!
Rec-0-mmended!~
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-02-07 10:15 PM
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11. Cool! Good idea!!
It carries a message of hope, sort of! ;) At least it looks better
than what I've been hearing for the last couple of months!
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Adenoid_Hynkel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-02-07 09:58 PM
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3. B-b-b-but the Betrayus ad created backlash for the Dems!!!
and everyone likes the war again!
Didn't you hear?
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-02-07 10:04 PM
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6. LOL! Maybe in the LaLa Land of BO & Rush!!
:rofl:

Doesn't seem to be true according to that poll! :P

What was the MSM thinking?
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-02-07 10:09 PM
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9. So what polls are Nancy Peolsi reading
and her daughter, Christine?
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-02-07 10:16 PM
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12. Apparently none!!
Edited on Tue Oct-02-07 10:17 PM by Breeze54
That thought crossed my mind also!

Especially the part that says the anti-war sentiment has NOT wavered at all since 2005!!!

"The level of agitation for more action in opposition to the war has not dissipated since August 2005"
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-02-07 11:03 PM
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13. Did you see that petition
that was started to send to Nancy Pelosi on getting the defunding of the war to a vote OR Resign?
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

..the last I saw it had only 17 sigs but it just got started.
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-02-07 11:07 PM
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14. Nope, but I do now!!
Thanks!! On my way over to that post now! :thumbsup:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-02-07 11:29 PM
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15. Good! All we can do is keep
trying and never give up!
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-02-07 11:42 PM
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17. That's right! ~~~ Never give up!!
Always keep on trying!!

Politics is 'fluid' and it changes all the time!

We just have to stay on top of it!

I'm glad to hear someone else saying this! :hug:
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-02-07 11:33 PM
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16. Me fucking too!
:thumbsup:
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Breeze54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-02-07 11:43 PM
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18. You are to cool!
:thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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