Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,
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Bush has fallen, and he can't get up!

According to a Rasmussen poll, Bush's Job approval rating has fallen sharply since the beginning of the month, from 48% approval / 50% disapproval to 43% approval / 56% disapproval. Nearly a quarter of all Republicans no longer approve of the president's job performance.

Obviously, the rising price of gas and Bush's snubbing of Cindy Sheehan has had an influence on his poll numbers.

Infact, according to a recent poll, Bush has a negative approval rating in 19 out of of the 31 states he won in the last election, with several pro-Bush states reflecting significant shifts in public support that might indicate a significant change in upcoming elections.

Those previous pro-Bush states that show the biggest changes in popular support are:

Ohio, where 60% of the public now disapprove of the president's performance, a shift of 23%.
Missouri, where 58% of the public disapprove of the president's performance, a shift of 20%.
Nevada, where 57% of the public disapprove of the president's performance, a shift of 17%.
Arkansas, where 56% of the public disapprove of the president's performance, a shift of 16%.
New Mexico, where 56% of the public disapprove of the president's performance, a shift of 15%.
Iowa, where 55% of the public disapprove of the president's performance, a shift of 13%.
Kentucky, where 53% of the public disapprove of the president's performance, a shift of 11%.
Virginia, where 52% of the public disapprove of the president's performance, a shift of 10%.
Florida, where 53% of the public disapprove of the president's performance, a shift of 9%.
Tennessee, where 52% of the public disapprove of the president's performance, a shift of 9%.
Colorado, where 53% of the public disapprove of the president's performance, a shift of 8%.
Arizona, where 52% of the public disapprove of the president's performance, a shift of 7%.
South Dakota, where 52% of the public disapprove of the president's performance, a shift of 7%.
South Carolina, where 51% of the public disapprove of the president's performance, a shift of 6%.

Assuming that support for Bush "rubs off" on to the next Republican candidate, things look very good for the Democrats in the next election. Arguably, a Democratic candidate can win the next race simply by holding on to the states which Kerry won and winning in Ohio, where the Republican Party has imploded since the last election due to a number of scandals and possible election tampering.

Looks like Bush has lost his coattails...
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