Bush Poll Numbers Down

Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Bush Poll Numbers Down

November 16, 2005

The latest poll numbers don’t look good for President Bush. Approval is down to 37 percent and disapproval up to 60 percent. That’s higher than Hillary Clinton’s 40 percent negatives.

What he needs is an issue that will quickly turn things around. Absent a rapid improvement in Iraq, how about immigration? We’re letting too many into this country – illegally and legally – and we’re not making them become one of us. Instead, we are allowing them to remain who they are with the same language and ties to the old country, most Mexico and Central America.

Plus, who knows how many terrorists are coming in? The terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 abused the immigration system. Meanwhile, my bag is searched at airports.

The Bush administration has cared more about getting votes from Mexican immigrants and placating the businesses that want cheap labor than it has protecting our borders and caring for our culture. This is why real conservatives cannot pledge their allegiance to the Republican party, but must continue to stand for our principles.