Monday, November 14, 2005

Bad News for 2006

Rep. Peter "I Thank God George Bush is President" King, the congressman who can't stop gushing about how great Bush is ought to temper his public over-eager ass-kissing.

From USAToday:
"Fewer than one in 10 adults say they would prefer a congressional candidate who is a Republican and who agrees with Bush on most major issues, according to a USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup Poll taken Friday through Sunday. Even among Republicans, seven of 10 are most likely to back a candidate who has at least some disagreements with the president.
Bush's job approval rating sank to a record low 37%. The poll finds growing criticism of the president, unease about the nation's direction and opposition to the Iraq war."

In the poll:
• Two-thirds of independents and 91% of Democrats disapprove of the job Bush is doing. Even among Republicans, who have solidly backed Bush in the past, 19% express disapproval — a new high.
• For the first time — albeit by a narrow 49%-48% — a plurality disapprove of the way Bush is handling the issue of terrorism. Six in 10 disapprove of the way he's handling foreign affairs, the economy, Iraq and immigration, and 71% disapprove of him on controlling federal spending.
• A 53% majority say they trust what Bush says less than they trusted previous presidents while they were in office. In a specific comparison with President Clinton, those surveyed by 48%-36% say they trust Bush less.
• A record high 60% say going to war in Iraq was "not worth it." In a finding consistent with previous polls, 54% say it was "a mistake" to send troops there."


Anonymous said...

That's all good but it really doesn't mean much in relation to Peter King. He could campaign everyday with President Bush next November and he'll still win. Because the democrats in Nassau County have no one to run against him. It's pretty said that at this point no one is preparing a real campaign against him. Nor have they the past 6 years.

Anonymous said...

There are serious contenders this time. And money will come into play. Real money.

Anonymous said...

Who??? Tweeverman? Or maybe Alec Baldwin? There is no one. If there was anyone serious they would be out there already raising the issues and raising money. 2006, will be just another year were the Nassau Dems roll over to Peter King.