CBS: 68% ‘optimistic’ about 110th Congress; 25% ‘pessimistic’.
Top priority for 110th: Iraq, 45%, Economy/Jobs 7%; Health Care 7%.
Perhaps some of my public opinion analyst friends will chime in on this. But I’m not sure I remember ever seeing such a stark number on public priorities on a question like this. With nearly half the respondents giving the same answer and the second highest not even rating in double digits.
Logic tells me terrorism must have rated that high in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. But I’m not sure I actually remember that being the case.