Come hell or high water-ran the conventional wisdom-Republicans could rely on two issues to win elections: the war on terror and values. Then came Mark Foley. The drip-drip-drip of scandal surrounding the former Congressman from Florida, which became a deluge this week, now threatens to sink Republican hopes of keeping control of Congress, says the NEWSWEEK poll out today.As I discussed below the Foley event threatens the Republican's hold on the "value voters". The Newsweek poll bears that out:
For the first time since 2001, the NEWSWEEK poll shows that more Americans trust the Democrats than the GOP on moral values.....With the Republicans in charge of both branches of government this has to be bad news:
Only 25 percent of Americans are satisfied with the direction of the country, while 67 percent say they are not.