Thursday, August 10, 2006

American Trust Issues

We know where Americans are, so where do OKC's Mick and Mary stand? Where do Democrats Gentges, Boren, Barton, Spake, and Hunter stand? For that matter where do Sullivan, Lucas, Cole and Istook stand? It matters to America. It matters to Oklahoma.

Summary of latest polls below:

Gallup Poll: 85% of Americans now say that a candidate's position on the war is extremely or very important, making it the most important campaign issue for voters this November. Republicans won't be able to run from their rubber-stamping of President Bush's war in Iraq. [Gallup, 8/2/06]


Washington Post-ABC News Poll: Americans Trust Democrats Over Republicans To Handle The War On Terror. The poll asked which political party they trusted more to "handle the US campaign against terror." Respondents preferred Democrats over Republicans, 46 to 38 percent. This is the third poll out of the last four done by the Washington Post-ABC News showing that Democrats have an advantage over Republicans on this issue. [Washington Post, 8/7/06; www.mediamatters.org]


Washington Post-ABC News Poll: Americans Do Not Approve of The Job Bush is Doing on the War on Terror. Fifty percent of respondents said that they disapproved of the way Bush was handling the war on terror. [Washington Post, 8/7/06]


Washington Post-ABC News Poll: Americans Trust Democrats Over Republicans To Handle The Situation in Iraq. The poll asked which political party they trusted more to "handle the US campaign against terror." Respondents preferred Democrats over Republicans, 43 to 40 percent. Four consecutive polls done by the Post have found that a plurality trust Democrats more when it comes to handling "the situation in Iraq." [Washington Post, 8/7/06; www.mediamatters.org]


Winston Group Poll: Americans Trust Democrats Over Republicans to Handle The War in Iraq. The poll asked which political party they trusted more to "handle the war in Iraq." Respondents preferred Democrats over Republicans, 46 to 44 percent. [The Winston Group, 7/25/06]


Washington Post-ABC News Poll: Americans Do Not Approve of the Job Bush Is Doing In Iraq. Sixty-two percent of respondents said that they did not approve of the way Bush was handling the situation in Iraq. [Washington Post, 8/7/06]


So where do Mick and Mary stand?
Where do Gentges, Boren, Barton, Spake, and Hunter stand?

1 comment:

Chris Bryant said...

I'm not sure the Democratic party's LONG TERM prospects are good.I have SOME hope that voters will recognize the inept Republican foreign policy for what it is but I still worry that Democrats have become a party of isolationists and that the voters don't trust us on foreign policy issues.

Trouble with the races in Oklahoma is that Mick and Mary aren't very specific in their ads;they're mainly talking about their "conservative values" which,I'm afraid,is enough to satisfy most Oklahoma voters.

Seems to me that American politics{as compared to European politics} tends to be more about attitudes than about specific legislation or policies and I think the Democratic party is still on the defensive when it comes to issues of war and peace.American voters need to be convinced that we're not the "Peace at any Price,Blame America First" party.
Chris Bryant