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Bush's Swing Voters, Swing Away.

A new poll (WSJ ) proves that George Bush has lost every swing voter that he swung his direction in the 2004 election.
With 40% having a favorable opinion of Bush’s job performance and 58% having a negative opinion; George Bush has retained only one thing since his election: the die-hard Republicans he couldn’t lose if he shaved his head and joined a cult.

The swing voters of the 2004 have turned against Bush in a big way and will be hard pressed to return. Those voters are just another jilted spouse tired of the listening to constant lies. They've decided; enough is enough and walked away.

The 40-40-20 rule of national politics, where 40% will always vote Republican, 40% will always vote Democrat and the remaining 20% will always decide the election, is back and will be make for an interesting game in 2006 and 2008.

With so many Republicans solidly aligned with Bush, many of the Senators and Congressman up for re-election will have a hard time proving that Bush's policies are good for America. The poll numbers show that the Bush agenda isn't popular with America and anyone associated with supporting the 'stay the course' policy won't be re-elected. The Republicans have to, and probably will, start to change course.

I expect to see, in the near future, on the state and national levels, politicians stepping away from the Bush spotlight. In fact, I would expect only the true diehards, like Santorum, Delay and Frist, staying by Bush's side; everyone else will go back to the comfort of the rock from which they came and hope for the best.
This is not to say that the Democrats are looking for an easy win in 2006 and 2008. In fact, it's quite the contrary. It's probably because the base of the Democratic Party feels abandoned since so many tried, in vein, to align the party message to the Bush dogma. And because of it, they lost their own message.

For Bush, it is 'that' bad. With poll numbers currently lower than Nixon's were during the Watergate hearings, Bush can only plan for one thing: retirement.

Posted by john trevisani at August 29, 2005 9:12 AM