Sep 23, 2003

Latest Poll Results

It is good news that Bush's approval is down
and that less well known Democratic candidates now lead Bush in the polls.
But down the list are three questions that are more interesting:

The biggest shift in public opinion is on the question of the war being over:

16. Based on what you have heard or read about the events in Iraq over the past few weeks, do you think that for all intents and purposes, the war with Iraq is over, or not?

NOW Yes, over 10 No, not 89 No opinion 1

2003 May 5-7 Yes over 41 No, not 58 No opinion 1

This is a shift of 31 percentage points - so something is waking people up.

The next question shows another 8 percent shift and shows we still have lots of work to do.

17. Do you think Saddam Hussein was personally involved in the September 11th terrorist attacks, or not?

Yes, was involved 43 No, was not 50 No opinion 7

2003 Mar 14-15 Yes, was involved 51 No, was not 41 No opionion 8

This trend also spells DOOM for Bush in 2004.

15. All in all, do you think the situation in Iraq was worth going to war over, or not?

2003 Sep 19-21 YES 50 NO 48
2003 Aug 25-26 YES 63 NO 35
2003 Jun 27-29 YES 56 NO 42
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