With George Bush 's overall approval rating down to 34% it 's become apparent that the country has wised up to the frightful reality that we have a totally incompetent president. But even when Bush was at the height of his approval ratings, polls showed that a majority of Americans opposed most of his policies---from failure to protect the environment, tax cuts that overwhelmingly rewarded the wealthy, the social security privatization plan, massive job losses, etc. But in spite of such opposition Bush won reelection, although barely. He did so for one simple reason -- namely, that America has not suffered a terrorist attack since 9/11/01. A small majority of Americans, terrified by the prospects of further terrorism in the U.S., somehow found it in themselves to credit Bush for this and were willing to write off his multiple failures as president.
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