Americans Want Aggressive Democrats

The new Washington Post/ABC News poll has a clear message for government:

Bush’s approval rating stands at 33 per cent, equal to his career low in Post-ABC poll, but only 29 per cent 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.

Overall, 55 per cent 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.

Congress’s approval has gone down since the elections, when we hoped our majority would count for something.

Take a look at the percentages.  That third who think the Democrats have gone too far… Think it has anything to do with the 33 percent who still support Bush?

If we discount that, its 55%/67%, or roughly 82% of non Bush supporters who think the Democrats need to do more on the war.  Let’s face it, Bush supporters are special.  There’s something not quite right with an American who still supports this President.  Why are the Democrats paying any attention to them?  82% of the only people who might actually vote Democratic think they need to go on the offensive.  Why aren’t the Democrats listening?


2 Responses

  1. How can it be any more obvious the democrats have supported a war in Iraq since the start and have made no real honest attempt to stop it in the least? Democrats are every bit as bloodthirsty for war and destruction and enslavement of their fellow Americans as any damn republican.

    They ARE listening, and let me enlighten you a tad: THEY DON’T CARE

  2. Darrin,
    Actually, you are largely right. A few do stand out (Webb, who I voted/volunteered for), and Senators from my old home state of Massachusetts (Kennedy and Kerry (who finally came around on the war, and is standing against the one with Iran)).
    Only a few Republicans take even a limited stand against the President. A significant number of Democrats take a complete stand.
    But far far too many, in both parties, are exactly as you note.

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