Some more interesting poll results, this time from Rasmussen.
Looking out over the next four years, 55% of American voters think George Bush will be more aggressive leading the War on Terror than John Kerry. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that just 28% believe Kerry will be more aggressive.
The survey also found that half of America’s voters (50%) believe that Richard Clarke is making his accusations about the President either to sell his book or to help John Kerry’s campaign. Just 39% believe Clarke is merely a concerned citizen telling the truth about what he saw.
As with most issues in this election system, opinions are shaped along partisan lines. Republicans, by a 88% to 6% margin believe Bush will be more aggressive leading the War on Terror. Democrats, by a 53% to 29% margin, believe Kerry will be more aggressive.
Half of those not affiliated with either political party (50%) believe that Bush will be more aggressive while just 21% of unaffiliateds pick Kerry.
The same is true on the question of Clarke’s motives. The Rasmussen Reports survey found that 60% of Democrats believe that Clarke is just telling the truth. Only 13% of Republicans hold that view. Those unaffiliated with either major party are evenly divided on this point.
—Election 2004 Clarke Impact