Skip to comments.Bush Terrorism Approval Rating Drops Amid Controversy (Barf Alert)
Posted on 03/31/2004 8:41:58 AM PST by NYC Republican
On Tuesday, the Bush administration agreed to allow national security adviser Condoleezza Rice to testify publicly before the commission investigating what the government knew before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. This is just the latest in an ongoing controversy that started with the release of former Clinton and Bush administration counterterrorism expert Richard Clarke's new book, in which he criticized the lack of concerted U.S. government action on terrorism before Sept. 11. Last week, the controversy was fueled by the highly publicized testimony of officials from the Bush and Clinton administrations (including Clarke) before the commission.
A new CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll finds that George W. Bush's approval rating for handling the terrorism issue has dropped to the lowest of his presidency amid the controversy. The public generally does not believe the terrorist attacks could have been prevented, but does say that the Bush and Clinton administrations could have done more to prevent terrorism. A slight majority -- perhaps in response to the mounting pressure on Rice to testify in public -- believes the Bush administration is covering up something about its handling of intelligence information prior to the terrorist attacks. As Clarke and current Bush administration officials trade public criticism of each other, Americans are evenly divided over whom they tend to believe in the matter.
The poll, conducted March 26-28, finds Bush's approval rating for handling terrorism at 58%, the lowest since Gallup began tracking this following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The previous low was a 64% rating last September. Clearly, Bush's perceived efforts against terrorism have been a strength of his presidency, and his approval ratings on terror typically rank above all other major domestic and international issues confronting him
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More BLATANT media bias, trying to influence opinions rather than just report the news!
MADRID 3/11 has made this question urgent.
That's what this Democrat rant is all about. Republicans should concentrate on Madrid findings.