Poll Shows Voters At Odds With Bush Priorities

The Guardian reports on a new poll that shows despite re-electing President Bush, voters disagree with several of his top priorities and positions on issues.

An Associated Press poll showed voters support, by a huge majority, cutting the country's enormous deficit rather than slashing taxes. By a narrow margin, voters also back the nomination of a supreme court judge who will preserve abortion rights.

...Following his victory President Bush said: "I earned capital in the campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it." Yet few of his priorities, namely the privatisation of social security, tax laws and medical malpractice surfaced as being a big concern for voters.

Only one-third of Democrats felt "hopeful" after the election. I'm surprised the number is that high. Everyone I've spoken to is despondent.

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