Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Republicans Taking a Beating

Progressive 'mericans got some good news today. President Bush and the Republicans can't be loving this new poll, which puts Bush's approval rating at 45%. (And aren't we all glad the American public decided to come to their senses AFTER they had their one and only shot to dump him?) Even more troublesome for the publicans is that only 37% think that the Congress is doing a good job. That does not bode well for the Republican dominated House and Senate; if disapproval like that keeps up, they could be in serious trouble when the entire House and 1/3 of the Senate is up for re-election in 2006. Due to gerry-rigging by Tom DeLay and his ilk, it may not be possible for the Democrats to reclaim the House no matter how discontent the people are, but they could very well end up with control of the Senate again, since it's impossible to gerrymander the fixed Senate seats.

Even more troubling for American righties is that Independents, not Democrats, think that the Democrats haven't been hard enough on Bush. And we all know that in the polarized environment that is American politics, the Independents decide it all.

This is making for an interesting 2006 mid-term election indeed.


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