Open Thread - AP Poll Shows Bush At 36%, Democrats with 16-Point Margin For November
"These numbers are scary. We've lost every advantage we've ever had. The good news is Democrats don't have much of a plan. The bad news is they may not need one."
-- GOP pollster Tony Fabrizio
Bush’s approval rating is down to its lowest level in this poll, at 36%.
Bush has lost his advantage over the Democrats on national security, especially among young men. Both Bush and the Democrats are rated the same on which one would be better at protecting the country, for the first time ever.
His numbers on handling foreign policy (40%), the war on terror (40%), and Iraq (35%) have tumbled to their lowest ever.
Despite a supposedly strong economy, a staggering 69% feel the country is headed in the wrong direction.
And worst of all, respondents said by a 16-point margin (49%-33%), the largest ever in this poll, that they want the Democrats in charge of Congress next year.
This poll had more self-identified independents in its weighted sample (34%) than Democrats (31%) or Republicans (26%).
On that great piece of news, it’s your turn now.