In a new poll, voters in Ohio would prefer to have George Bush in the White House. Public Policy Polling, a staunch liberal polling organization just posted this:
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.All emphasis is mine...I'm holding to my prediction of 100 seats lost by the Democrats in November. I also think that the GOP will pick up at least 10 seats in the Senate, perhaps 13...if Feingold in WI is in trouble, as well as the Dem's hold on the WA seat is now tenuous...then it's more than possible that they will lose control of the Senate as well.
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.
My biggest concern, however, is that the GOP leadership will FUBAR it all. That's not out of the question. Especially when you consider how little confidence the rank and file membership has in the party leadership now. The Tea Party, frankly, is the future of the GOP now. They are holding to those precepts that stood in good stead for more than a century. If we can get enough people elected who will hold to them...then we have a chance to roll back the "big government" bull shit that has been put in place over the past 60 years.