This is interesting, moments ago from CNN:
(CNN) — By a wide margin, Americans who voted Tuesday in the midterm election say they disapprove of the war in Iraq.
But when asked which issue was extremely important to their vote, more voters said corruption and ethics in government than any other issue, including the war, according to national exit polls.
A large majority of voters also disapproved of how Congress and President Bush are doing their jobs. However, Bush fared slightly better on that score than members of the GOP-led Congress.
I’m not sure this result has a lot to do with sex scandals and such. I think Americans may be seeing the failures in Iraq as moral failures.
Asked which issues were extremely important to their vote, 42 percent said corruption and ethics; 40 percent, terrorism; 39 percent, the economy; 37 percent, Iraq; 36 percent, values; and 29 percent, illegal immigration.
How much of the “corruption and ethics” result involves the handling of the rebuilding of Iraq and the no-bid contracts?