Posts from April 26, 2005

Anybody for a new agenda?

Anybody for a new agenda?

: A few polls indicate that Bush hasn’t picked the right agendas out of his hat.

: ABC News/Post poll on Social Security:

“Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bush is handling Social Security?”

April ’05: Approve – 31 percent, disapprove – 64

Sept. ’03: Approve – 43, disapprove – 46

Not a good trend line, eh?

“Would you support or oppose a plan in which people who chose to could invest some of their Social Security contributions in the stock market?”

April ’05: Support – 45, oppose – 51

Sept. ’03: Support – 64, oppose – 31

“Who[m] do you trust to do a better job handling Social Security: Bush or the Democrats in Congress?”

Bush – 32 percent, Democrats – 50

: ABC News/Post poll on judicial appointments:

“The Senate has confirmed 35 federal appeals court judges nominated by Bush, while Senate Democrats have blocked 10 others. Do you think the Senate Democrats are right or wrong to block these nominations?”

Right: 48 percent, wrong: 36 percent

“Would you support or oppose changing Senate rules to make it easier for the Republicans to confirm Bush’s judicial nominees?”

Support: 26 percent, oppose: 66 percent

Try energy policy, George. And health care.

: UPDATE: Ankle Biting Pundits is growling over the polls.

: AND: I repeat my wish for open-source polling.