Weary factory workers hear Bush tout jobs
After fund-raiser, president visits auto supply company, boasts of strengthening economy
By Ron French and Charlie Cain
CANTON TOWNSHIP -- In two years, Sam Donke lost two jobs in the auto supply industry and found a third, taking a 30 percent
On Monday, the 47-year-old Westland man sat on a makeshift stage nearly bumping knees with George W. Bush, as the president
of the United States touted his economic policies to a blue-collar crowd.
Whether Bush keeps his job may be determined by people like Donke who have lost theirs -- a fact Bush confronted at a
Canton Township auto supply factory. ...
Bush's support is declining among Michigan voters, according to the latest Michigan Poll conducted in mid-October. In
that poll, 47 percent gave Bush a favorable rating, compared to 52 percent in a similar poll in September. ...
The Associated Press and Bloomberg News Service contributed to this report.
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