Been a long time coming

Bush support weak as Americans favor new direction

A Bloomberg/Los Angeles Times poll taken this week as Bush prepares to deliver his annual State of the Union speech shows that the president wins the approval of only 43 percent of the public, a 7-point drop from a year ago. Three out of five say America is seriously off course, and by 62 to 31 percent those surveyed want to move in a different direction than the one Bush has set forth.

This is a stunning change from even just a year ago. The Left has the momentum now. The Right is reeling. Let’s keep up the pressure.

PS  76% believe White House should release Abramoff records.

  • Joe Hartley

    While historical comparison are usually erroneous, it might be beneficial to think of what happened in 1966, two years after the Johnson presidential and Congressional landslide. Although the Republicans were in disarray and had no effective leadership, they still picked up 47 seats in the House and quite a few Senate seats, and the Dems never really recovered. Sometimes change happens not when there’s a viable alternative, but just when the existing ruling party collapses. The key is to make sure there’s enough pressure to make the ruling coalition fall apart. Oddly, the Alito appointment to the Supreme Court may do just that, especially if Roe v. Wade is overturned and abortion (abortion, of all things, when there are so many other issues!) gets thrown back into the political equation and the right wing loses their protective coloration from Roe.

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