Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Bush vs. Reality: These Polls Matter
From the BBC:|
Democrats in US rack up victoriesMaybe voters in the US aren't happy about setting up secret prison systems, torturing suspects, enacting the American Taliban's political dream list, etc.
President George Bush's Republicans have fared badly in state and local polls, losing races across the US.
Gov Arnold Schwarzenegger was defeated on a raft of proposals that would have made sweeping changes in California.
Democrats held onto the governorships of New Jersey and Virginia, where President Bush personally entered the fray to support a Republican candidate.
Only in New York City did a Republican do well, with Mayor Michael Bloomberg winning re-election by a large margin.
A billionaire who founded the Bloomberg financial news service, he spent up to $100m of his own money in his re-election campaign.
(Source: BBC News, Nov. 9,2005. [Emphasis in original.])