NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 18, 2006
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(Studio: Brian Williams) President Bush’s low approval rating and declining support for the war in Iraq noted.
(White House: David Gregory) Republican candidates’ concern about being linked to an unpopular president examined; campaign ads against Senator Mike DeWine and senate candidate Michael Steele and for Representative Christopher Shays shown. [Senate candidate Jim WEBB – says people are looking for someone to stand up to power when it is being used wrongly.] [Republican political consultant John BRABENDER- opposes the election being a referendum on the problems in Washington.] [University of Virginia Larry SABATO- says Bush is a minus at the polls for Republicans.] [October 3, BUSH – criticizes Democrats.] [October 8, Senator James TALENT- expresses his view on Bush.]