My Very Cautious Optimism...

Thursday, October 19, 2006

My Very Cautious Optimism...

is fueled by this new poll.
In the survey, Bush's approval rating is at 38 percent, a one-point decline from a previous NBC/Journal poll released earlier this month after the Foley news first broke. Perhaps more revealing, only 16 percent now approve of the job Congress is doing -- its lowest mark since 1992.
And by this as well.
Seventy-four percent of respondents to a new Opinion Research poll say Congress is generally out of touch with average Americans...In 1994, 75 percent of respondents to a CNN poll also said Congress was out of touch...Recent polls have suggested increased voter interest in this election, as growing unpopularity over the U.S.-led war in Iraq and scandals in Congress have boiled over into the political arena.
Belief in the so-called "American dream," according to the poll, appears to be split between college graduates and people without college degrees. Sixty percent of respondents who had no college degree said it's impossible for most people to achieve the American dream, while only 38 percent of grads said so.
However, in spite of the picture painted by polls, the Dems have proved time and time again that they can still manage to blow it no matter how well things are going for them.

A this point I'm just hoping that, at the very least, American voters recognize just how bad it is to not have any checks and balances in Washington. The signs are there that people are waking up and paying attention, let's just hope that translates on November 7th.

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