Tuesday, June 27, 2006


I think the most interesting recent poll results were from this Gallup Poll

The percentage of Americans who say the president has "a clear plan for handling the situation in Iraq" has dropped to 31%, a new low. That's still higher than the 25% who say congressional Democrats have a clear plan for Iraq.

The telephone survey of 1,000 adults has an error margin of +/-3 percentage points.

In the poll, 57% say Congress should pass a resolution that outlines a plan for withdrawing U.S. troops; 39% say that decision should be left to the president and his advisers.

People understand that the president is in charge of the armed forces - they've been told that enough over the past few years - and they obviously no longer trust him to do so. Sure they're not leaping to hand things over to the Democrats, but they nonetheless want Congress to step in and do something to stop the boy king.