National Affairs by the Numbers


Bush's approval rating, his lowest ever: 33% U.S. troops killed over the weekend: 27

Percent of Americans who oppose escalation in Iraq: 65%

Percent of women who do: 71%

Percent of Americans who believe country is on the "wrong track": 71%

Percent of Americans who now favor withdrawal, a majority for the first time ever: 52%

Number of months until Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol believes it would no longer be "irresponsible" for war critics to scrutinize the president's Iraq escalation plan: 9

Nancy Pelosi's national approval: 54%

Margin by which that beats Newt Gingrich's best rating as speaker: 13% Hillary's lead over John McCain in latest national presidential poll: 5%

Over Rudy: 2%

Margin by which Al Gore trails John Edwards for third place in Democratic presidential preference: 1%

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