Friday, July 27, 2007



The SUSA Survey just released a new batch of approval ratings for Bush from 15 states. The news isn't good for the bad guys.

He does best in Alabama where only 55% of adults disapprove of the job he's doing (61% of women disapprove). You probably won't be surprised to read that in high-info states like California and Massachusetts, Bush fares far worse. 72% of adults in California disapprove of the job he's doing. He isn't popular in any area but the relatively progressive Bay Area gives him a disapproval rating of 87% while the far more conservative Inland Empire only gives him a 65% disapproval. Massachusetts is even more dismal for Bush. His disapproval rating is 79% (83% among women and 89% among people aged 18-34). Even self-described "pro-life" supporters (i.e.- anti-choice nuts) disapprove of Bush 60%-37%!

In Ohio, where then Secretary of State Ken Blackwell was able to steal the 2004 presidential election for him, Bush has an overall 67% disapproval rating (71% among Ohio women). Next door in Kentucky, which Bush won in 2000 and 2004, and which has a gubernatorial election this year and a crucial senate seat up for grabs (Mitch McConnell's) next year, Bush's disapproval numbers are down at 59% (65% for women). And although every region of the state has turned against Bush, predictably the highest-info part of the state, Metro Louisiville, disapproves by the widest margin (65%). Another state with an endangered rubber stamp Republican senator with an election next year (Norm Coleman) is Minnesota, where Bush's overall disapproval is 68% (and 71% among women). The overall disapprove number is identical in New Mexico, another state with an endangered rubber stamp senator (Pete "Sneaky Pete" Domenici) facing a tough election next year.

In New York, where only 23% of adults think Bush is doing a good job, the disapproval numbers are breathtaking-- 75% overall, 77% among women, 82% among people 18-34, 79% among self-described "moderates," 66% among gun owners, 61% even among people who oppose gay marriage! There's no area of the state where Bush's disapprove falls below 70% and in NYC it's 79%, although I can't imagine where they found 19% of New Yorkers to say they approve of the job he's doing.

Four heartland states:
Iowa-- 69% disapprove
Kansas-- 58% disapprove
Missouri-- 60% disapprove (70% in Kansas City, where the Democrats are running a former Democratic mayor, Kay Barnes against Sam Graves, an endangered 100% rubber stamp Republican congressman).
Wisconsin-- 62% overall disapproval, rising to 66% among adults 35 and over.

There's no salvation coming towards the Republicans from the Northwest. In Oregon Bush's disapproval is down to 66% (73% among women) and in Washington it's even worse, with 69% disapproving , 73% in Metro Seattle and even 60% in the reddest parts of Washington, the east out towards Idaho.

Virginia is the last of the states surveyed. It's a state that has been trending towards the Democrats and 64% of adults disapprove of Bush's job performance, something that augurs ill for rubber stamp senator John Warner who will have to face the voters in 2008.



At 12:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't count your chickens before they're hatched. Remember early 2004? Bush was widely hated, and recognized by just about everyone as a liar and an incompetent idiot. There was just NO WAY he could get returned to the White House.

But people didn't count on putz Kerry throwing away the election, and they also woefully underestimated the power of corporate money and corporate media.

The net result is, Bush's popularity briefly jumped up to around 50% right at the time of the election, and you know the result.

Do not underestimate the power of corporate campaign contributions and the corporate media monopoly! Not to mention fraudulent corporate voting machines. The 2008 election is NOT IN THE BAG! We are still in very grave danger.

At 3:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it so interesting that women are more attuned to Mr. Bush and his destruction of America then men.
Women are so underrepresented in Congress and politics.

I guess I'm not surprised. I'm sure thats by design. the few in power want all the power.

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Even if we win the election (assuming that the Repugs don't steal it), the damage has been done for a generation: the idiots in the Senate allowed Roberts and Alito to bullshit their way onto the Supreme Court, where they will do untold damage for years. Al Gore told everyone that the 2000 election was about the Supreme Court - and he was right.

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