JUDGES….I love polls. So many questions, so many weird and inexplicable answers. In today’s Washington Post poll, for example, we learn that only 41% of Americans approve of the way Congress is doing its job (an opinion split evenly between Republicans and Democrats), but a full 61% approve of the way their congressman is doing his or her job. Apparently it’s everyone else’s congressmen who are screwing up the country so badly.
But enough of that. Here’s a quick highlight that I found interesting: it looks to me like George Bush’s weak spots are Social Security, Iraq, the economy, and stem cells. Not judges. If Democrats really think judicial nominations are an important battle, they’d better figure out a way to get the public on their side pronto. At the moment, this is a public opinion battle that liberals appear to be losing.