Thursday, January 20, 2005

Iraq Worries Drag Down President's Stats

Could this have anything to do with this? But IT'S NOT JUST THE WAR that's making Bush's "mandate" talk look like rubbish. According to USA Today:

He'll be pursuing an agenda that differs from the challenges most Americans identify as top priorities. Their most urgent concerns: education and health care costs.

The findings of a series of USA TODAY polls in December and January raise questions about the president's claim of a mandate for his second-term agenda. His plan to add individual investment accounts to Social Security is supported by 48% and opposed by 48%, for instance. By 52%-47%, Americans call his decision to invade Iraq a mistake.