Sunday, November 04, 2007

Americans want their country to take a new direction

A new poll says most Americans, including half of Republicans, want our next president to steer our country away from George W. Bush's values.

They've learned the hard way that anyone can claim to have a moral agenda, without actually having it.

Here's the story from the Washington Post:

Poll Finds Americans Pessimistic, Want Change

War, Economy, Politics Sour Views of Nation's Direction
By Dan Balz and Jon Cohen
November 4, 2007

One year out from the 2008 election, Americans are deeply pessimistic and eager for a change in direction from the agenda and priorities of President Bush, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Concern about the economy, the war in Iraq and growing dissatisfaction with the political environment in Washington all contribute to the lowest public assessment of the direction of the country in more than a decade. Just 24 percent think the nation is on the right track, and three-quarters said they want the next president to chart a course that is different than that pursued by Bush.

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