Reading Glenn Greenwald's column from yesterday alerted me to the new Washington Post-ABC poll, a survey which leads to an inescapable conclusion: The Republican Party has been utterly rejected by the vast majority of the American people. Key findings:
BUSH: Approve--33%, DISAPPROVE--65%. Strongly approve--21%, STRONGLY DISAPPROVE, 56%(!)
HOW BUSH IS HANDLING IRAQ: Approve--33%. DISAPPROVE--65%
HOW BUSH IS HANDLING THE ECONOMY: Approve 30%, DISAPPROVE 67%.
CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS: Approve--30%, DISAPPROVE--63%
CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS: Approve--39% DISAPPROVE--54% [Note: Many of the disapprovers have, in other surveys, tended to be Democrats who want Congress to STOP BUSH.)
HANDLING OF ISSUES: Every single one is a DEMOCRATIC advantage. The breakdown is as follows:
BUDGET DEFICIT: 52-31
FIGHTING TERRORISM: 44-37
HEALTH CARE: 56-29
So Greenwald's question is my question, too:
WHY DOES THE DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP CAVE IN SO MUCH???