Bad news for Democrats: Poll numbers show support for surge growing

I bet House Majority Whip James Clyburn and other defeatist Democrats like him were none too pleased to read the latest poll numbers on the surge, courtesy of USA Today:

USA TODAY’s Susan Page reports that President Bush is making some headway in arguing that the increase in U.S. troops in Iraq is showing military progress.

In the latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, taken Friday through Sunday, the proportion of those who said the additional troops are “making the situation better” rose to 31% from 22% a month ago. Those who said it was “not making much difference” dropped to 41% from 51%.

I’m the last one who would advocate that we govern based on polls, but Democrats base almost everything they do on what the polls say. Captain Ed wonders, as do I, if this will be a wake up call for them to start supporting the surge, rather than continue to push for an early withdrawal? Wonder if we’ll see a few of those hardcore anti-war types in Congress start expressing very lukewarm support for the surge in the coming days ….

Nah, scratch that.

To top off this “bad news for Democrats” segment, the Associated Press’ military writer David Burns has an analysis that shows that our troops are making gains in Iraq.

Something tells me there will be a lot of Democrats partaking in some of the heavier stuff tonight at a few Capitol Hill bars. Sniffle.

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