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Friday, February 24, 2006

Rasmussen poll shows Dems leading on security

This isn't earth-shattering news, but it does indicate the potential benefit to Democrats in tying Repubicans to the UAE port sale-- and otherwise citing the laundry list of Bush family ties to nations that are dubious allies in the 'war on terror.'

Just 17% of Americans believe Dubai Ports World should be allowed to purchase operating rights to several U.S. ports. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that 64% disagree and believe the sale should not be allowed.

From a political perspective, President Bush's national security credentials have clearly been tarnished due to the outcry over this issue. For the first time ever, Americans have a slight preference for Democrats in Congress over the President on national security issues. Forty-three percent (43%) say they trust the Democrats more on this issue today while 41% prefer the President.