The Sorry Truth


Staring at a Bush approval of thirty-six percent and a GOP Congressional approval of just thirty percent —a number that reflects the disapproval of 6 in 10 Republicans —a Republican pollster opines:

"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."

Near as I can tell, not having a plan is the Democrats' plan. Stand-Back-and-Enjoy-the-GOP-Implosion strikes me as a perilous strategy, but it's hard to argue with numbers like these:

By a 49-33 margin, the public favors Democrats over Republicans when asked which party should control Congress. That sixteen-point Democratic advantage is the largest the party has enjoyed in AP-Ipsos polling.

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