Abu Ghraib Two
by Chris Bowers, Sat Mar 26, 2005 at 04:39:13 PM EST
Approve Dis Margin Shift Since Last Time 48 46 +2 -8 Gallup 45 49 -4 -12 CBS 43 48 -5 -10 Pew 45 46 -1 0 Newsweek 45 48 -3 -11 Mean 45.2 47.4 -2.2 -8.2Gallup's internals show the movement coming from the Republican base:The new poll found the largest drop for Bush came among men, self-described conservatives and churchgoers. Independent political analysts said the drop may reflect opposition to the White House and Congress intervening in the Terri Schiavo matter. "You have to wonder if people didn't feel that the president and the Congress couldn't be spending their time working on Social Security and other problems," said Charlie Cook, editor of the non-partisan Cook Political Report. Long-term repercussions are anyone's guess. For now, however, clearly Bush and Republican leaders have been damaged by this travesty.