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News Flash! First Major Public Poll Has Bush Under 50!

The just-released NBC/Wall Street Journal poll has Bush’s approval rating at just 49 percent, with 45 percent disapproval.  This is the first major public poll to break the 50 percent barrier.
The poll also shows that more people now believe the policies of the Bush administration (25 percent) are resonsible for the recession and economic downturn we are experiencing than believe the effects of 9/11 and the war on terrorism (22 percent) are responsible.  That’s a huge turnaround from October of 2002 when 34 percent blamed 9/11 for economic problems and only 12 percent blamed Bush administration policies.
More on this very interesting poll tomorrow.