...and the horse race.
By Brad Friedman on 6/4/2004, 1:18pm PT  

Matt Drudge is highlighting the headline "CBS Poll: Vets Favor Bush". True enough. But take a closer look at how Vets feel things are going in Bush's war by perusing the actual article that Drudge is pointing to.

For example, you'll find that a vast majority of Vets believe that the war is going badly, that it wasn't worth the cost, it was a mistake, the administration has no play for the June 30 handover, and that higher level military personnel (instead of just the soldiers directly involved) should be held responsible for Abu Ghraib.

Drudge, no doubt, as confirmed today by Rush, is assuming that few will actually bother to look at more than just the headline.

In the meantime, the latest head-to-head matchup of all registered voters, from the same CBS Poll --- not reported by Drudge --- shows Kerry widening the gap and beginning to trounce Bush 49% to 41%. The more reliable Zogby Poll has it as Kerry 47% to Bush's 42% with undecideds (who usually end up favoring the challenger) growing and Bush sinking. The same 47%-42% numbers occur when Nader is added to the match-up as well.

Zogby also shows the Bush approval rating now at an astounding 58% disapprove to 42% approve.

The Bush "Presidency" is, as of this moment, 84.19% over. Hang in there, America.