Friday, March 10, 2006

Woe is him

Liberals and Democrats have always disliked him.

Ditto for most Independents and Green Party.

Now… Conservatives and Republicans are joining the mix

Turns out that more and more people, Republicans included, are now disapproving of the “President’s” performance. They are questioning his character and leadership (even when it comes to his leadership against terrorism, which has long-been a cornerstone of his administration)

Now, the ‘President’, according to an AP-Ipsos poll, is facing the “bleakest points of his presidency.”

Four out of five Americans, including 70 percent of Republicans, believe civil war will break out in Iraq, with nearly 70 percent of people saying the U.S. is on the wrong track (it should be noted that that’s a 6-point jump since February)

Republican Party leaders said the survey shows why some Republicans are trying to distance themselves from the President on a plethora of issues (port security, immigration, the budget, domestic eavesdropping, etc)

Not surprisingly, the re-posturing is more intense among Republicans that are facing reelection in November and those that are still considering 2008 presidential campaigns.

While Republican Senators and Congressman run away from Bush, his approval among registered Republicans is falling also as his approvals have plunged from 82% back in February, to 74% now. What makes this troublesome for the GOP (but exhilarating for the Democratic leadership) is that this is a midterm election year and parties are relying on enthusiasm from their most loyal groups.

(Granted, while the numbers worry Republicans, it does not automatically translate into GOP defeats in November, when voters will face a choice between local candidates rather than considering Congress as a whole… so our glee should be measured. Add to that the fact that the Democratic Party has failed to seize full advantage of Republican troubles… so come on already!!! What the hell are we waiting for??)

On the issues, Bush's approval ratings have declined from 39% to 36% for his handling of domestic affairs, 47% to 43% on foreign policy and terrorism and his numbers for dealing with the economy and Iraq held steady around 40%. Add to that that, personally, far fewer Americans consider Bush likable, honest, strong and dependable than they did just after his re-election campaign.

This is welcome news… now if only the Democratic Party could get off their damn laurels and DO something, than I would feel better about our chances in November. As it sits now… I enjoy the implosion of the Republicans, but fret that we Democrats aren’t gonna do anything (or do enough), to take advantage of that.

2 comments:

Judas said...

Forgive me if I'm wrong but can't Bush just stick his fingers up to the whole country, republicans included, because he is retiring soon and has nothing more to gain from polictics. Yes, I'm a liberal, in the sense of John Stuart Mill not because I have not ideas or soul.

http://judaspenrose.blogspot.com

enigma4ever said...

Judas came ..wow....What would Geesus say about that?
( sadly I don't understand what he said...)

Great post Kemp...you all are doing a great job here....keep it up...