According to a Salt Lake Tribune Poll, it appears Bush has finally managed to burn his last bridge.
A January poll by The Salt Lake Tribune showed a precipitous drop in support for Bush’s handling of the war among Utah’s Latter-day Saints.
In the survey, just 44 percent of those identifying themselves as Mormon said they backed Bush’s war management. That’s a level considerably higher than Bush gets from Utah’s non-Mormon population and the nation at large, but it’s also a 21 percentage point drop from just five months earlier. The poll’s margin of error was plus or minus 4.7 percentage points.
Interesting. As a former Utahn it’s interesting to see changes like this. Bush’s lawlessness and disregard for the Constitution might finally be coming home to roost? We can only hope. As Pastor Dan observes at Street Prophets:
Utah is generally among the reddest of the red states, and support for Bush’s Folly has been correspondingly strong. But as the article goes on to explain, Mormon leaders in the church and government have been signaling that good Mormons can oppose the war.
That’s a remarkable change illustrating the power of this stupid, immoral war to break the back of the Republican coalition. God knows no reasonable person wants the war to drag on for another two years, but if it does, the GOP will lie in tatters.
Hat tip: Crooks and Liars