"Experts in public opinion said it would be difficult for Bush to convince Americans that the violence was a byproduct of success."
'Experts in public opinion'?!? Man, where do I sign up for THAT job! I mean, come on, your job is to basically to know something about public opinion. Considering that, in general, opinion on a mass scale is either mostly agreed upon (i.e. "murder is bad") or completely divided (i.e. marijuana, abortion, religion, etc.). So, as an 'expert on public opinion', chances are about 99% good that whatever you choose to say about public opinion is valid.
Once again...I'm in the wrong racket.