NJ Poll- Bush Still Better On National Security
In a poll of NJ voters taken May12-14, here are some interesting results:
4. Do you approve or disapprove of President Bush's overall job performance? Approve 29% Disapprove 63% Undecided 8%
7. Do you approve or disapprove of President Bush's handling of the war on terrorism? Approve 46% Disapprove 45% Undecided 9%
What is telling (and read the rest of the poll here) is that while the overall job performance of the President tracks the percentages of other polls publicized by the press, we see a split on his defense of the nation roughly equivalent to the 2004 presidential election result---meaning a slight win for Bush. Donning my Dick Morris cap, with terrorism the major issue of our time, as the decidedly blue state of NJ still favors Bush's handling of security, it looks like the nation may not be so favorable towards Democrats in their defense credentials.
That is why Hillary will have to continue to act hawkish despite the pacifism of her supporters.