Democrats, Not Bush, Should Take Lead in Solving the Nation’s Problems
That’s the proportion of Americans who, in the wake of this November’s elections, want Democratic leaders rather than President Bush to take the lead in addressing national problems. Only 29% say the president should take the lead.
By 51%-29%, more Americans want Democratic leaders — rather than President Bush — to take the lead in solving the nation’s problems. Twelve years ago, when the Republicans swept into control of Congress, the public was divided over whether GOP congressional leaders (43%), or President Clinton (39%), should take the lead in addressing national problems. And many Democrats are cool to the idea of their leaders cooperating with President Bush. About half of Democrats (51%) say party leaders should “stand up” to Bush on important issues, even if that means less gets done in Washington; 42% believe Democratic leaders should try to work with Bush, even if it means disappointing some Democratic supporters. By contrast, most Republicans (61%) want their party’s leaders to try to work with Democratic leaders, while 30% believe GOP leaders should stand up to the Democrats. Read More