Bush Approval Moves To New Low While Clinton Solidifies Her New Base

It’s the headline which keeps repeating: George Bush’s approval has fallen to a new low. One might think they were caught in Groundhog Day until they looked at the numbers and saw that each time it is another new low. His approval has fallen to a new low of 31 percent in the ABC News/Washington Post poll. Eighty-two percent feel the country is on the wrong track.

In other polls of interest, Gallup finds that “38% of likely voters saying McCain’s association with Bush makes them less likely to vote for McCain, while 33% say Obama’s association with Wright diminishes their likelihood of voting for Obama.” Even though his association with Bush is a definite negative, I stick by my recent post advising Democrats upon relying on identifying McCain with Bush to defeat him. Gallup also finds that ” a majority of voters in both questions say the personal association will not affect their vote either way.”

As expected, playing the race card has paid off for Hillary Clinton as the polls show she has strong leads in West Virginia and Kentucky. Her new base is not helping nationally with Obama moving out to a seven point lead in Gallup’s daily tracking poll.

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