Beinart, Peter
July 2004
New Republic;7/5/2004, Vol. 231 Issue 1/2, p6
Discusses an ABC News/Washington Post poll showing that the public's approval rating regarding President George W. Bush's handling of the war on terrorism has dropped to 50%, down fourteen points in the last five months. The poll's indication that the public feels that America is losing both the war on terrorism and the conflict in Iraq; Effects of public perception on reelection strategy; Need to remind the public of his unifying role after September 11, the successful war in Afghanistan, and homeland security measures; How reinforcing the U.S.A. Patriot Act and capturing terrorists can help Bush get reelected.


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