Just As I Thought

It’s a little late now

Where were these people before the election?

Most Americans now believe the war with Iraq was not worth fighting and more than half want to fire embattled Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, the chief architect of that conflict, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.

The survey found that 56 percent of the country now believes that the cost of the conflict in Iraq outweighs the benefits, while 42 percent disagreed. It marked the first time since the war began that a clear majority of Americans have judged the war to have been a mistake.

Barely a third of the country approves of the job that Rumsfeld is doing as defense secretary, and 52 percent said President Bush should sack Rumsfeld, a view shared by a big majority of Democrats and political independents.

… Bush’s overall job approval stood at 48 percent while 49 percent disapproved of his performance as president. Nearly six in 10 — 57 percent — say they disapprove of the way the president has handled the situation in Iraq.

The part I like is this: the single largest response to the question “Do you approve or disapprove of the way George W. Bush is handling his job as president?” is “Disapprove STRONGLY” with a hefty 38%. The “Approve STRONGLY” is at 27%.

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