Buyer’s Remorse

From Holden:

The latest NYTimes poll. Stupid Americans.

Country’s direction

Right Track 40%

Wrong Track 54%

Bush’s handling of foreign policy

Approve 44%

Disapprove 48%

Bush’s handling of the economy

Approve 42%

Disapprove 51%

Bush’s handling of Iraq

Approve 40%

Disapprove 55%

Is the economy getting better, worse, or staying the same?

Better 26%

Worse 29%

Same 44%

Do you have confidence in George W. Bush’s ability to deal wisely with a difficult international crisis or are you uneasy about his approach?

Confident 47%

Uneasy 51%

Do you have confidence in George W. Bush’s ability to make the right decisions about the nation’s economy, or are you uneasy about his approach?

Confident 46%

Uneasy 52%

Do you think George W. Bush is likely or not likely to make sure Social Security benefits are there for people like you?

Likely 38%

Not Likely 51%

Do you think large corporations have too much influence, too little influence, or the right amount of influence in the Bush Administration?

Too Much 66%

Too Little 4%

Right Amount 19%

Should Bush’s tax cuts expire?

Yes 45%

No 41%

What should be the higher priority?

Cutting Taxes 28%

Reducing the Deficit 67%

Do you favor a flat tax?

Yes 26%

No 34%

Don’t Know 37%

Who would benefit the most from a flat tax?

The Rich 54%

The Poor 6%

The Middle Class 26%

Party Favorability

Republican

Favorable 49%

Unfavorable 46%

Party Favorability

Democratic

Favorable 54%

Unfavorable 39%

Should we have invaded Iraq?

Yes 46%

No 48%

Is the War on Iraq part of the War on Terra?

Major Part 34%

Minor Part 9%

No Way 51%