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In this Democracy Corps focus group analysis, Karl Agne discusses the pessimism driving today's political environment, voters' intense opposition to the Iraq war, reactions to some of the latest political advertising hitting the airwaves, and attitudes toward the new Congress and the political parties.

Democracy Corps completed four focus groups last week in two congressional districts that Republicans won in closely contested elections last November. Our discussions with swing voters in Rochester, NY (NY-25) and Arlington Heights, IL (IL-10) revealed that voters’ frustrations in the battleground have only deepened since the last election.

President Bush has weakened his party even further, and Republicans who continue to support him, especially on Iraq, should face real electoral consequences next year. In this Democracy Corps focus group analysis, Karl Agne discusses the pessimism driving today's political environment, voters' intense opposition to the Iraq war, reactions to some of the latest political advertising hitting the airwaves, and attitudes toward the new Congress and the political parties.