More on the raw data from that New York Times/CBS poll:
-Support for the President’s handling of the war in Iraq is up 4 points.
-48 percent approve of his handling of the war on terror in general, versus 45 who disapprove. The approval is only up by 1 point.
-Congress’s approval rating is much lower than the President’s, though virtually unchanged at 33 percent approve, 53 percent disapprove.
-However, numbers for respondents’ individual members of Congress are up to 60 percent approval from 57 percent.
-An understanding of the economy’s red hot performance seems to have broken through: 55 percent say the economy is in fairly good or very good condition, up from 47 percent. 35 percent still believe the economy is getting worse, 19 percent think it’s improving.
-59 percent abortion should be not permitted or at least restricted.
-Sam Alito’s numbers are barely registering, with 14 percent favorable and 10 percent unfavorable. The smears against him haven’t taken hold.
-The public is evenly divided over whether the war in Iraq was a good idea, 48 percent saying it was the right thing, 48 percent saying we should have stayed out. The “right thing” figure is up from 44 percent in September.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?