Thursday, March 03, 2005

Then Who Voted for This Idiot?

A new NYT poll indicates that Americans agree with President Caligula on, well, almost nothing. Several months too late to kick his sorry ass out of office, of course. Some excerpts:

Sixty percent of respondents - including 48 percent of self-described conservatives - said they disapproved of how Mr. Bush was managing the deficit. And 90 percent of respondents described the deficit as a very or somewhat serious problem.
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On North Korea, 81 percent said that that nation does indeed now have nuclear weapons, and 7 in 10 said it poses a serious threat to the United States.
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58 percent of respondents said the White House did not share the foreign affairs priorities of most Americans.
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On Social Security, 51 percent said permitting individuals to invest part of their Social Security taxes in private accounts, the centerpiece of Mr. Bush's plan, was a bad idea, even as a majority said they agreed with Mr. Bush that the program would become insolvent near the middle of the century if nothing was done. The number who thought private accounts were a bad idea jumped to 69 percent if respondents were told that the private accounts would result in a reduction in guaranteed benefits. And 45 percent said Mr. Bush's private account plan would actually weaken the economic underpinnings of the nation's retirement system.

Notice that last segment - the more people are told the truth about Social Security, the less they believe Dubya. Democrats take note.

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