You know the Republican Party is in trouble when the public trusts Democrats much more on foreign policy, the economy and the budget — traditional GOP strengths. Democrats have a 15-point lead over Republicans on Iraq, an 18-point lead on the economy, and a 23-point lead on the federal budget deficit, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Democrats also have a 30-point lead on health care. The only issue favoring Republicans was the campaign against terrorism, and that was by only 1 percentage point.
The poll also found that nearly 70 percent of the public wants Congress to reduce President Bush’s $190 billion funding request for Iraq and Afghanistan, and 70 percent support the proposed expansion of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.
Posted by Phillip Brownlee
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