Democrats Still Need Halp With National Security
Sometimes polls make a lot of sense.
This is one of those times.
Americans See Dems As Indecisive & Weak on Defense… Well, duh!
Power Line reported:
Donald Lambro and David Frum report the return of a national security gap between the Democrats and Republicans according to a Democratic focus group study by pollster Stan Greenberg. “Old doubts about Democrats on security, after diminishing during 2006-2007, have begun to re-emerge,” says a memo on the study, conducted for Third Way, a centrist Democratic advocacy group.
Among the study’s chief findings, quoted by Lambro: “Voters see Democrats as indecisive in the face of threats and afraid to use force to protect the nation; they see Democrats insufficiently supportive of the military; and they see Democrats following public opinion, rather than adhering to a consistent principled view of the country’s best interests.” Lambro also notes the study’s findings that Republicans now lead by 14 points on which party will better handle national security issues, and by 15 points on who would better combat terrorism.
To recap, Americans see Democrats as:
** Indecisive in the face of threats- See Clinton.
** Afraid to use force to protect the nation- See Obama.
** Insufficiently supportive of the military- See Murtha, Kerry and Durbin.
** Following public opinion- See Biden.
Any other questions?