Granted the focus of today's news is overwhelmingly on the bailout and the presidential race, but there is also big news on how Americans are now seeing the war effort. The pendulum has swung from despair to hopeful belief and this is important news that impinges on the elections.
Rasmussen released new data on September 30 that shows that more Americans are now viewing the war as a success and a growing number think that things will get even better in the near future. This is the highest support that Rasmussen has seen since they began to report on this issue. Curiously, news of the war has completely dropped off the radar of the Old Media.
In a national telephone survey Monday night, 41% said history will rate the war in Iraq a success versus 39% who said it will be seen as a failure, with 20% undecided. These findings echo those of the previous two weeks... By contrast, in August of last year, 57% believed history would judge the U.S. mission in Iraq a failure, and only 29% disagreed.
The new Rasmussen poll also finds that more Americans feel that the war will get even better as time goes on.
Nearly half of voters (48%) also believe the situation in Iraq will get better in the next six months versus 22% who believe it will get worse. Twenty-three percent (23%) expect things to stay about the same. The number of those who see the situation getting better has been steadily rising throughout the summer as violence has gone down in the war-torn country.
Rasmussen then goes on to say that President Bush is not getting any credit for this success. Of course, the reason for that is because the Media are not reporting these successes fairly. If they were, Bush would get at least some of the credit, as he deserves.
All of this news should go toward blunting some of the anger against the GOP that voters feel over recent history as well as defeating the anti-war angle that Democrats have been taking. Of course, this is why the media are ignoring this fact. They don't want to help the GOP and want to continue promulgating the idea that "everyone" is against the war, that all Americans are upset over the whole thing and see it as a "failure."
Americans are slowly seeing the truth despite the best efforts of the media. But it is happening without the media reporting the truth as often as it should.