Wednesday, July 12, 2006

...The percentage of [Americans] who believe that terrorists are winning the war continues to take a downward turn; 26% of this month's respondents indicated terrorists have the advantage, down from 30% and 35% in the two previous polls, respectively.

The number saying the U.S. and its allies are winning moved up to 44% from 40% a month ago. Only once in the past year has a larger percentage been that optimistic....

--Ransmussen poll analysis dated yesterday

More than 50 people were killed in Baghdad on Tuesday in violence that included a double suicide bombing near busy entrances to the fortified Green Zone, scattered shootings, mortar attacks, a series of car bombs and the ambush of a bus with Shiite mourners returning from a burial.

Tuesday's killings, many of them apparently carried out with sectarian vengeance, raised the three-day death toll in the capital alone to well over 100, magnified the daunting challenges facing the new government and deepened a sense of dread among Iraqis....

--New York Times today

Well, 44% still isn't "all of the people all of the time," but the Bushies do seem to be getting closer.

(Also see the latest Gallup poll results.)

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