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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Ratings Of Congress Plummet

According to ABC News (that would be not FOX News, for those members of the Insane Liberal Clown Posse), The Democrats in Congress have lost much of the leadership edge they carried out of the 2006 midterm election, with the lack of progress in Iraq being the leading cause:

    Six weeks ago the Democrats held a 24-point lead over Bush as the stronger leadership force in Washington; today that's collapsed to a dead heat. The Democrats' overall job approval rating likewise has dropped, from a 54 percent majority to 44 percent now -- with the decline occurring almost exclusively among strong opponents of the Iraq War. (I've been saying all along that the Dems are having hissy fits and cannibalizing themselves!)


    The shift away from the Democrats in Congress has occurred on two levels. In terms of their overall approval rating, the damage is almost entirely among people who strongly oppose the war in Iraq. In this group 69 percent approved of the Democrats in April, but just 54 percent still approve now -- a likely effect of the Democrats' failure to push a withdrawal timetable through Congress.


    What to do is the open question. Fifty-five percent want U.S. forces decreased -- it's been about there for a year and a half -- but just 15 percent support their immediate withdrawal.

Well...that's certainly not what the Democrats want to hear now, is it!?

Tick, tick, tick...Countdown to the Dems Self-Implosion begins in 3 - 2 -1...


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