The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Friday, December 15, 2006

More from the WSJ/NBC poll

Those numbers on disapproval of Bush and the war aren't the only interesting numbers in the survey, as an astute blogger pointed out:

On energy, 80% favor forcing auto makers to build more fuel-efficient vehicles even if that raises prices; 59% back eliminating tax cuts for oil companies.

The public has far outpaced the majority of its politicians on the desire for fundamental change to our energy economy. It's an example of the electorate's propensity to move strikingly fast on an issue while Washington remains beholden to the language and special interests of yesterday.

That's the rub, and one reason I wasn't overjoyed with the election results. Senator Johnson's tragic health problems was a stark reminder of how tenuous the Democratic position is, and there's still all that corporate cash to go around.