Americans oppose changing filibuster rules.
But by a 2 to 1 ratio, the public rejected easing Senate rules in a way that would make it harder for Democratic senators to prevent final action on Bush’s nominees.
Americans oppose private social security accounts.
The biggest changes in opinion came on Social Security, which Bush has made the principal domestic priority of his second term. Three in 10 (31 percent) approved of the job Bush is doing on Social Security, while 64 percent disapproved, an eight-point increase in disapproval in a month.
Tom DeLay is finished. Even if he doesn’t resign he’s effectively neutered.
four in 10 said that House Majority Leader Tom DeLay of Texas, under fire for alleged ethics violations, should resign his leadership post
President Bush’s approval ratings fall to his all-time low.
The survey found that Bush’s overall job approval rating stood at 47 percent, matching his all-time low in Post-ABC News polls. Half disapproved of the job he is doing as president.
And the understated conclusion:
Taken together, the findings suggest that Bush is off to a difficult start in his second term
Remember how the Republicans flip-flopped on the Schiavo issue when polls came out showing that Americans didn’t want Congress to intervene? Expect the same here, especially with the filibuster rule. Republicans are doing more to lose 2006 seats on their own than the Democrats could ever do, all because they think a 3 percentage point win in the Presidential election gives them a mandate to push through extreme measures. Other than the fight against terrorism, the majority of Americans disapprove of everything Bush and the Republicans are doing. I love it.