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 Andrew Kohut - “What will help President Bush on the war in Iraq is for things to improve on the ground. But barring that, I think he's probably well served to appear to be hearing about the critics and not appear to be out of touch and in a bubble.”
 Andrew Kohut - “The transformation from being seen as honest to being seen as incompetent is an extraordinary indicator of how far he has fallen.”
 Andrew Kohut - “People with the most exposure to immigrants have fewer problems with them as a group.”
 Andrew Kohut - “It's not all one way with respect to the problem of immigration, and certainly with respect to immigrants themselves.”
 Andrew Kohut - “Politically he has to improve his fortunes or his party might well take it on the chin come next November.”
 Andrew Kohut - “One-third of the national sample said all illegal aliens should be sent home now one-third say they support guest-worker status accorded to some form and some period of time, and one-third said let them all stay.”
 Andrew Kohut - “We keep reading stories about five Marines dying today and 55 Shiites being blown up in Baghdad. There is considerable frustration over that, and that frustration is the source of political problem for Bush. He's got his name on this war.”
 Andrew Kohut - “We keep reading stories about five Marines dying today and 55 Shiites being blown up in Baghdad, ... There is considerable frustration over that, and that frustration is the source of political problem for Bush. He's got his name on this war.”
 Andrew Kohut - “There's nothing that suggests this is a breakout election. People know it's a close race, but that doesn't appear to have compelled them any more than the walkover election four years ago.”
 Andrew Kohut - “Even when we were struggling, people had been reluctant to think that Iraq would turn out like Vietnam, a failure for the United States.”
 Andrew Kohut - “We have more people saying we have to get our troops out now and more people saying what they hadn't been saying, which is we may not succeed.”
 Andy Kohut - “Over three October surveys, he's steadily increased the percentage of people who say he is likable, honest and able to get things done the qualifications gap between him and Gore is also much diminished. There is nothing here that would lead me to say that there are signs of a nascent Gore movement it is all pushing toward Bush.”
 Andrew Kohut - “There's nothing that suggests this is a breakout election, ... People know it's a close race, but that doesn't appear to have compelled them any more than the walkover election four years ago.”
 Andrew Kohut - “This probably has to do with the aging of the population and more people confronting these situations. The poll found that people who have participated in decisions about end-of-life or had loved ones with illnesses in the last five years are much more likely to have thought about end-of-life treatments or to have living wills.”
 Andrew Kohut - “To rebuild his personal trust he must get people feeling better about his performance.”
 Andrew Kohut - “Sept. 11 made Americans aware of our national security vulnerability, and there is a good chance that Katrina will raise the public's consciousness about the weakness of our social safety net. I don't think there is going to be a call for big new government programs, but there is going to be a refocus from the public on dealing with poverty and the people left behind.”
 Andrew Kohut - “Sept. 11 made Americans aware of our national security vulnerability, and there is a good chance that Katrina will raise the public's consciousness about the weakness of our social safety net, ... I don't think there is going to be a call for big new government programs, but there is going to be a refocus from the public on dealing with poverty and the people left behind.”
 Andrew Kohut - “The No. 1 instinct in politics is survival, ... going to have a much harder time than he's had so far in ... keeping people close to him.”
 Andrew Kohut - “There's not as much economic optimism as might be warranted by hard economic indicators. I was surprised by the growing gap between the way Republicans and the rest of the public see the national economy.”
 Andrew Kohut - “There's not as much economic optimism as might be warranted by hard economic indicators.”
 Andrew Kohut - “In May 2003, many Muslims saw a worldwide threat to Islam and bin Laden represented opposition to the West and the United States, ... Tempers have since cooled.”
 Andrew Kohut - “The overall finding of public opinion since the September 11 attacks is that the American public is willing to see the rules bent a little bit in the war on terrorism.”
 Andrew Kohut - “What moves public opinion are big events things just don't happen. If things were to go swimmingly in Iraq, or if the economy were to take off like a rocket, that might silence Bush's critics.”
 Andrew Kohut - “He needs some good news in Iraq. He would be well served by a successful election.”
 Andrew Kohut - “Bush's numbers are going from bad to worse, and there is no silver lining. People just see more and more bad news everywhere and they don't see a way out.”

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