Tuesday, August 31, 2010 Previewing Ohio
We'll start rolling out our Ohio poll results tomorrow but there's one finding on the poll that pretty much sums it up: by a 50-42 margin voters there say they'd rather have George W. Bush in the White House right now than Barack Obama.
Independents hold that view by a 44-37 margin and there are more Democrats who would take Bush back (11%) than there are Republicans who think Obama's preferable (3%.)
A couple months ago I thought the Pennsylvanias and Missouris and Ohios of the world were the biggest battlegrounds for 2010 but when you see numbers like this it makes you think it's probably actually the Californias and the Wisconsins and the Washingtons.
There's not much doubt things are getting worse for Democrats...and they were already pretty bad. Somehow the party base needs to get reinvigorated over the next two months or there's going to be a very, very steep price to pay.
Public Policy Polling: Previewing Ohio
Wow, shocking poll here, from a mainstream reputable firm, no less. I think this plays into the bigger picture at play here, and that is the dismal political ground the Democrats now find themselves in. However if you think about it it's a product of the Democrats own doing, they pushed a 'stimulus' bill with little to no public support, nearly a trillion dollars that was needed so urgently the Democrats couldn't allow proper time for the bill to be read before it was voted on, and now all this time later only around 50% of that money has been spent. Same with the takeover of GM, student loans, and banks, socialism is not apart of the American culture, Obama didn't listen to America, and pushed his own agenda. Add in the Health Care bill with it's Unconstitutional mandate to purchase private insurance, which will be a boon to the insurance companies, not the American public, not to mention their was even less support for that, Democrats didn't listen, and rammed it through Congress using bribes, and other unsavory tactics.
This administration and it's Congressional allies have ignored the American public, in a conscious effort to pass as much Democrat special interest laden legislation in the short time they knew they would have in absolute power, the American public sees this and is furious.