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Majority Believes Bush’s Campaign Promise of Compassionate Conservatism Is More than Rhetoric

A majority of Americans believe President George W. Bush will govern with compassionate conservatism, according to the most recent CNN-USA Today Gallup poll.

The poll, taken before Saturday’s inauguration, found that “58 percent of Americans believe Bush will govern in a way that is ‘truly compassionate,’ while 39 percent do not.”
Forty-nine percent of Americans believe Bush will set a good moral example, compared to 32 percent who are somewhat confident.
The results were based on “telephone interviews with a randomly selected national sample of 1,055 adults, 18 years and older, conducted January 15-16, 2001,” according to a report on the Gallup Web site.