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Thursday Morning Roundup
Released a new poll memo yesterday looking at Spanish speaking Hispanic voters, and it had dramatic and unexpected results. The degree of Bush's of fall with this group that voted 48% for him in 2004. and had always held him in high esteem, suprised all of us. It seems clear now that immigrant Hispanics are holding him personally accountable for the tone and tenor of the immigration debate. They have been become disapointed with a leader they believed held great promise, while also concluding that Republican government is not producing the results they hope to see. You can find the poll and the companion PowerPoint presentation at www.ndn.org/hispanic.
Hard to add to the saturation coverage of what is happening in Lebanon by all the major news outlets, other than to point out a very good piece in the Times today about how the Shiite-led government in Iraq is reacting to the global community's efforts to eradicate Hezbollah.
With violence escalating, the Post offers a good piece on how Congressional Republicans are backing off their optimistic assessments of the "progress" in Iraq. This one follows a must read piece yesterday about the growing disenchantment of the right with the failures of Bush's foreign policy.
And the Post offers another good one on how with Ralph Reed's loss in Georgia the rampant Washington scandals may effect the fall elections.
A coalition of progressive think tanks and the DGA, led by the DLC, released an exciting new proposal yesterday to "Help the U.S. and the Middle Class Get Ahead By Producing One Million More College Graduates by 2015." NDN is proud to be part of this coalition, and look forward to the a much bigger report to be released this weekend.
Time has an interesting piece on how soldiers in Iraq are using YouTube to send video messages back home.
Look forward to seeing many of you at our NPI lunch today at noon.....it has been a busy week, but a very productive one.