Poll: No Mandate for Bush
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that Bush enters his second term without a mandate and amidst continued division:
President Bush will begin his second term in office without a clear mandate to lead the nation, with disapproval of his policies in Iraq and with the public both hopeful and dubious about his leadership, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll.
The president has claimed a mandate from the election, but the poll found as much division today as four years ago over the question of whether Bush or Democrats in Congress should set the direction for the country
Less than 45% of those surveyed approve the direction in which he is taking the country. 55% disapprove of the way he is handling social security. 58% disapprove of his handling the war in Iraq, and only 44% say the war was worth fighting.
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