The Corner

New WSJ/NBC Poll

The Iraq numbers in it (sub required) continue to be very bad, but here are the glimmers of good news for Republicans:

…The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows Mr. Bush, buoyed by a rising stock market and falling gasoline prices, essentially breaking even on the economy, with 46% of voters approving his stewardship and 48% disapproving. That’s a gain from 39% approval and 56% disapproval in June…

…In the two weeks since the previous Journal/NBC poll, the percentage of voters who say issues of moral values will be critical to how they vote jumped five points — to 18% from 13%. That may be at least in part a reaction to last week’s New Jersey Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples should enjoy the same rights and benefits in the state as heterosexual married couples. Christian conservative groups and Republican candidates they support have seized on the court’s ruling to fire up potential voters…

Rich Lowry — Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

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