Call it a Comeback? (Poll Numbers Are In, Bush is Up)
As we watched the latest speech on
However, apparently I am proved wrong again (yet another reason I don’t work for the DNC or the GOP), because I don’t know jack. The poll numbers are in, and it looks like Dubbya is making a comeback.
(ABC) Dec. 19, 2005 — The recent elections in
and an improved economic outlook at home have shifted public support in the president's direction, lifting him from career lows in his job performance and personal ratings alike. Iraq
Overall, 47 percent of Americans in this ABC News/Washington Post poll now approve of George W. Bush's work in office; 52 percent disapprove. While hardly robust, that is up from a career low 39 percent-60 percent in early November to its best in nearly six months.
Specifically, belief that the
United Statesis making significant progress toward establishing a democratic government in has jumped dramatically, by 18 points, to 65 percent. A sense of progress in establishing civil order similarly is up, by 16 points, to 60 percent. Each is its best since these questions first were asked in the spring of 2004. Iraq
Now, what I find amazing, is that all this poll data is being reported rather well, except for one small tidbit.
59 percent [of Americans] thinkt he administration does not have a clear plan for handling the situation there. Views on the lack of a clear plan have been steady since spring 2004; what helps the president politically is that even more — 74 percent — think the Democrats in Congress don't have a clear plan for
, either. (Emphasis mine) Iraq
While the White House has done a miserable job of explaining and clarifying their position on
I wonder if Nancy Pelosi still thinks their “No Strategy is Our Strategy” is a good idea?