Monday, October 18, 2004

Reality Gap Widens 

The new CBS/NYT poll shows the race dead even, and Bush's approval rating at 44% ("dangerously low for an incumbent," as the CW goes). But what I found particuarly illuminating was this paragraph buried almost at the end:

On Iraq, Americans no longer see the war as Mr. Bush does. A majority now say the war is either a minor part of the war on terrorism or no part at all. Only 37 percent say the war in Iraq is a major part of the war on terrorism.

If, as many pundits are saying, the "new" CW is that the election is largely a referrendum on the situation in Iraq, this is bad news indeed for the li'l shithead.


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