Saturday :: Apr 10, 2004

John F. Who?

by pessimist

There's good news today for John F. Kerry. Kerry. The guy the Democrats are running against George Warmonger Bush this fall? Yeah - THAT Kerry!

According to the latest Newsweek poll, presumptive Democratic nominee Sen. John F. Kerry of Massachusetts now leads the president in a two-way trial heat by seven points (50 percent to 43 percent).

Even after adding independent candidate Ralph Nader to the hypothetical race, Kerry enjoys a four-point lead (46 percent to 42 percent), with Nader drawing 4 percent of the vote.
Meanwhile, just 36 percent of those polled say they are satisfied with "the way things are going in this country." More than half (59 percent) say they are dissatisfied. And while President George W. Bush’s job approval rating remains steady at 49 percent, where it has been since the end of January, the president's favorability ratings are lower than they’ve ever been. Forty-eight percent of those polled view Bush favorably, down four points over last month. Kerry’s ratings remain unchanged at 51 percent favorable.

At least half of those polled disapprove of Bush’s handling of the economy (55 percent versus 41 percent approving) and Iraq (51 percent versus 44 percent). And while 59 percent approve of his handling of terrorism and homeland security, that number is down from 70 percent earlier this year.

Iraq is certainly having the expected effect upon the future plans of George Warmonger Bush. Those who can remember Vietnam are having unwelcome flashbacks to those terrible days with the latest events in Iraq. With the economy only good for those who invest, there is little positive that Bush can offer American voters, and they are beginning to move to correct this situation.

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