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Libby screw job drives Bush's rating to a new low

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Anti-war views on Iraq rise to record
Poll: Bush approval drops to low of 29%
By Susan Page
USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — Opposition to the Iraq war has reached a record high, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, a development likely to complicate President Bush's efforts to hold together Republican support as the Senate begins debate this week on Pentagon priorities.

Bush's approval rating has reached a new low: 29%.

In the survey, taken Friday through Sunday, one in five Americans says the increase in U.S. forces in Iraq since January has made the situation there better. Half say it hasn't made a difference.

More than seven in 10 favor removing nearly all U.S. troops from Iraq by April.

Still, 55% say Congress should wait to develop a new policy on Iraq until Gen. David Petraeus, commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, delivers a promised assessment in September; 40% say Congress should act now.

The White House is scrambling to prevent more defections among Republicans in the debate over the defense authorization bill, a platform for amendments on the war. Such senior GOP senators as Richard Lugar of Indiana and Pete Domenici of New Mexico in recent days have called on Bush to change course in Iraq.

"It makes it much harder for him to hold any Republican in the House or Senate," says Dean Lacy of Dartmouth College, who studies public opinion. "They have to run for re-election. They realize now that Bush can't help them at all; he may hurt them."

White House spokesman Tony Fratto declined to discuss the findings. "We really don't pay much attention to polls," he says. "I know they're fun, self-generating news hooks, but we don't make policy decisions based on which way the wind is blowing."

Bush's support is eroding among Republicans: 68% approve of him, down from an average 92% in his first term, 82% in his second. Nearly 4 in 10 Republicans say the immigration debate, which ended in defeat for Bush's overhaul proposal, caused them to lose confidence in him.

The poll of 1,014 adults has an error margin of +/-3 percentage points for the full sample, 5 points for the GOP subsample.

The results reflect broad dissatisfaction with Bush and the country's direction:

•Sixty-two percent say the United States made a mistake in sending troops to Iraq, the first time that number has topped 60%.

•Two-thirds say Bush shouldn't have intervened in the case of former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby, who was sentenced to 2½ years in prison for perjury and obstruction of justice in the investigation of who leaked a CIA operative's identity. Bush voided Libby's prison sentence but let his conviction stand.

•Six in 10 say the economy is worse than it was five years ago, and the same number predict that economic conditions are getting worse.

Bush now has had both the highest approval rating in Gallup's history — 90% in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks — and one of the lowest. Among modern presidents, only Richard Nixon, Harry Truman and Jimmy Carter ever had a lower rating.

By 62%-36%, those surveyed say an impeachment inquiry against Bush, promoted by some liberal websites including ImpeachBush.com, wouldn't be justified. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Congress has no intention of holding such proceedings. Republicans oppose the idea 91%-9%. Democrats support it 54%-44%.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
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Imagine that, all the screw ups, all the problems, and Bush's ratings are still 2 times better then the Democrat Congress that was supposed to fix all that...............
Wow, I'm impressed..........

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Imagine that, all the screw ups, all the problems, and Bush's ratings are still 2 times better then the Democrat Congress that was supposed to fix all that...............
Wow, I'm impressed..........
Umm... 48 percent of Congress is Republican. You guys are STILL dragging the Fn numbers down.

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Umm... 48 percent of Congress is Republican. You guys are STILL dragging the Fn numbers down.
You know, I'd go along with you except for one reason: The nose dive came AFTER the election. You know, the election where the Dems. promised to do soooo much, and in fact haven't done much of anything. The election where they said they would stop the war ????
Looks like the people don't believe you guys any more either.

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The big thing the public is so pissed about is that Congress has not stopped your fucking war. In other words, you yourself are in favor of what Congress is doing, are you not? Surge on, Bruce.

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The big thing the public is so pissed about is that Congress has not stopped your fucking war. In other words, you yourself are in favor of what Congress is doing, are you not? Surge on, Bruce.
The Democraps control BOTH sides of Congress, that is to say YOUR GUYS CONTROL CONGRESS, it's their war to stop if they want to. I guess they don't want to huh smart guy.
They said they would.
They promised they would.
They haven't made any real effort to do that have they?
It's YOUR WAR you f*cking murdering bastard, stop killing the babies and throwing them off the dump trucks with pitchforks......................

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I feel as if I've entered an alternate dimension......

What goes around, comes around, doesn't it ?????????

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You know, I'd go along with you except for one reason: The nose dive came AFTER the election. You know, the election where the Dems. promised to do soooo much, and in fact haven't done much of anything.

The election where they said they would stop the war ????
Well, it has been only six months since everyone got sworn in, Bush has changed from NO Benchmarks to Benchmarks, Republican Senators are abandoning Bush policies like rats from a sinking garbage barge, Checks and Balances are working, Investigations into VP Strangelove's Secession from the Executive Branch have begun, and…

…I believe that by the end of this week ol’ W will have made a 180 and start discussing, um, er, what are the words I am looking for here…could it be FAILED IRAQI POLICY

So if you are getting you info from el Rushbo about just what this Congress has done, you might want to change the channel because that is just bad info. Sorry about your loss.

The congressional poll numbers are because the two parties refuse to work together. That seems pretty simple.

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