Monday, February 26, 2007

Base Backs Bush

Although Bush's USA Today/Gallup Poll (Feb. 9-11) approval rating is at 37%, his approval rating among the GOP is at 76%. Similarly, 72% of Republicans believe that the invasion of Iraq was not a mistake. Not surpisingly, the top tier of GOP presidential candidates (Giuliani, McCain, Gingrich, and Romney) support Bush on the war and Congressional Republicans are likewise backing him on the latest Dem anti-war resolution with 92% in the House and 83% in the Senate. If he is able to keep 3 of 4 Republicans behind him, he can insure that his ratings do not dip below 30% to maintain sufficient political capital to be a force with which to be reckoned.


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