Monday, June 05, 2006

Never seen numbers like this


The war in Iraq has become so unpopular that it could cost Republicans control of Congress, statehouses and governor races around the country, national pollster John Zogby said Friday.

He said 70% of voters believe the U.S. is headed in the wrong direction, adding, “I have never seen a number like that since I’ve been polling.”


Zogby said his boldest prediction is that Hurricane Katrina, which demolished much of the Gulf Coast in 2005, could be more of a defining moment for the U.S. than the 9-11 terrorist attacks because the storm showed that neither big federal government nor federalism – greater state powers – can cope with large-scale disasters.


At 3:04 PM, Anonymous Ace said...

Way in advance of the elections in November, I would be willing to wager that the Democrats will regain control of the House of Representatives (with a small majority of about 10-15 votes) and will seriously shrink the Repbulican majority in the Senate - but they will not achieve a majority.

The more important election is in 2008. The winning Presidential candidate needs to have coattails in addition to sufficient popularity to win the election for himself/herself or the potential for a long period of divided governance is upon us.

Come to think of it, divided governance is not such an awful siutation...


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