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Monday, September 19, 2005

Bush, Katrina, & the WPA

Well, it looks like the big-government spending that Bush proposed last Thursday is flying like a lead balloon - at least among Bush's supporters.
(H/T NewsBusters)

Bush Katrina Ratings Fall After Speech

Survey of 1,000 Adults
September 16-17, 2005
President Bush Response to Hurricane Katrina
Excellent 17%
Good 18%
Fair 23%
Poor 41%

Favor Federal Funding for $200 Billion New Orleans Reconstruction?
Favor 50%
Oppose 27%

September 18, 2005--Thirty-five percent (35%) of Americans now say that President Bush has done a good or excellent job responding to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. That's down from 39% before his speech from New Orleans.

The latest Rasmussen Reports survey shows that 41% give the President poor marks for handling the crisis, that's up 37% before the speech.

Fifty percent (50%) of Americans favor the main proposal from that speech--a federal commitment of $200 billion to help rebuild New Orleans. Twenty-seven percent (27%) are opposed and 23% are not sure.

The spending plan has not been well received by conservative voters--just 43% favor the huge federal commitment partisan while 37% are opposed. This is especially striking given how supportive the President's base has remained throughout his Administration.

The President's reconstruction plan is favored by 66% of liberal voters. Still, only 10% of liberals give the President a good or an excellent rating for handling the crisis

Interesting to note that only those Leftists suffering from Bush Derangement Syndrome (which I estimate to be 40% of the Dem party) are against Bush's proposal. I think the devil is in the details, so Bush & Co. have their work cut out for them. Stories about Red Cross debit cards being used to buy Louis Vitton purses for $800 and FEMA debit cards being used at strip clubs won't make things any easier. Add to that DeLay's idiotic remark that the Fed Budget is "too lean" and the GOP could be in some serious trouble.

Have they forgotten who they brought to the dance?!?!?

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler