October 08, 2006

Dropping like a stone.

A new poll by Newsweek shows that Dubya's approval has dropped to its lowest point ever — 33%.

But that's not the only good news. The poll also found that 51% of those responding plan to vote for Democratic candidates in November's congressional election, compared to 39% who intend to vote GOP. These numbers show voters' increasing distrust of Dubya's administration and the Republican party:

Democrats now outdistance Republicans on every single issue that could decide voters' choices come Nov. 7. In addition to winning—for the first time in the NEWSWEEK poll—on the question of which party is more trusted to fight the war on terror (44 to 37 percent) and moral values (42 percent to 36 percent), the Democrats now inspire more trust than the GOP on handling Iraq (47 to 34); the economy (53 to 31); health care (57 to 24); federal spending and the deficit (53 to 29); gas and oil prices (56 to 23); and immigration (43 to 34).

Us magpies just love good news.

Posted by Magpie at October 8, 2006 02:04 AM | US Politics | Technorati links |

The particularly interesting thing there is the hole in GOP voters. 51% Dem--not surprising, really. We've seen numbers like that before (such as in the last presidential election). But the 39% weighing in for Republicans suggests that there are a bunch of unhappy Reps out there.

Posted by: tjewell at October 8, 2006 10:15 AM