Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Democrats: Uh-Oh

A Washington Post-ABC News poll out today strongly suggests that President Bush is rebounding politically:

Bush's overall approval rating rose to 47 percent, from 39 percent in early November, with 52 percent saying they disapprove of how he is handling his job. His approval rating on Iraq jumped 10 percentage points since early November, to 46 percent, while his rating on the economy rose 11 points, to 47 percent. A clear majority, 56 percent, said they approve of the way Bush is handling the fight against terrorism -- a traditional strong point in his reputation that nonetheless had flagged to 48 percent in the November poll.
Read the wholse story; it's full of nuggets like this:

Bush's pre-Christmas rebound was fueled largely by a sharp increase in support among his core supporters. In the past month, the proportion of Republicans approving of the president's performance rose nine percentage points, to 87 percent. And among conservatives, three in four said Bush was doing a good job, up 12 points from November. Among Democrats, independents and moderates Bush's support remained unchanged or increased only modestly.
Could it be that the president is turning things around just as the 2006 election cycle begins? Among other things, the Democrats were surely hoping for a weak and battered White House just as the Samuel Alito confirmation hearings begin. It's not looking like a merry Christmas for them.


Anonymous FredTownWard said...

The 2006 elections are over, and the Democrats just lost. Big Time. Probably the 2008 ones as well. They're apparently so clueless that they think they are winning on this issue, but they are, politically, dead, dead, DEAD.

It was risky enough to oppose the war in Iraq and skate perilously close to rooting for the enemy to win, but now they have publicly come out rooting for Al Qaeda. Filibustering the Patriot Act to death? Complaining about warrentless wiretaps of people with Al Qaeda connections? Threatening to filibuster the Defense Appropriations Act and thus defunding the soldiers in battle overseas, over drilling in ANWR?

The only question is how badly will Democrats be crushed in 2006, not whether they will be crushed.


Posted by FredTownWard

Tuesday, December 20, 2005 1:54:00 PM  

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