The Surge is working. The initial success on the field
by the American army is splitting the Democratic caucus in the House
between those who want to Lose At Any Cost and the Weathervanes Who
Follow The Polls.
Those polls are bad. Only 3% of Americans approve of the Democratic Congress’s handling of the war. Bush is at 24% in this category. Overall, Bush has better poll numbers than the Democratic Congress.
Rank-and-file Democrats already are worrying about the fate of all incumbents in 2008. They see the shift in public support. 42% now think the war was a good idea, up from 35% in May. These Democrats are tacking back.
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