Tuesday, October 14

Same Story - Different Source

INTERESTING. The post below is the Washington Post's Bush-positive version of the latest poll. Here's the same story by the WaPo's partner in this poll, ABCNews.com:

Poll: Bush Slipping
Iraq, Economic Problems Level the ’04 Playing Field

Oct. 14— Persistent criticism on the economy and his Iraq policy alike are clouding President Bush's political standing, creating vulnerabilities that combine to lock the incumbent and an unnamed Democrat in a dead heat for the 2004 vote.

An ABCNEWS/Washington Post poll finds that nearly six in 10 Americans — a new high — call U.S. casualties in Iraq "unacceptable," more than double its level when Baghdad fell last April. Bush's approval rating for handling terrorism more broadly, while still high, now matches his career low. And most continue to disapprove of his handling of the economy, a critical election-year benchmark.
Uh-oh. ABC News didn't receive their happy-news filter yet from the White House...