Reality catches up with Bush

Choice statistics from last week’s CBS poll of the average American:

  • 61% disapprove of Bush’s handling of the war in Iraq.
  • 65% believe the country is heading in the wrong direction.
  • 81% think the torture at Abu Ghraib was unjustified.
  • 51% think the Pentagon tried to cover it up.
  • 20% think the Bush administration has increased jobs, 49% think they’ve decreased jobs.

There’s more in this week’s poll:

  • 80% thought Bush was either “hiding something” or “mostly lying” in his statements on Iraq.
  • 55% think the war in Iraq has created more anti-American terrorists.
  • Only 13% think America is safer as a result of the war.

And rounding off a fairly solid victory for reality, only 29% of people have a favorable opinion of John Kerry.