Thursday, August 09, 2007
If you click on the link you can read a story on the CNN website about how Bush's approval ratings rose to 35% from 32% since the last time they polled his approval ratings. Apparently the poll shows a rise of 16% among Republicans, but no difference in his approval among independents and Democrats. This is a good news/bad news situation for the Republicans. On the one hand they have to have their Republican base turn out next year because if they don't, then Republicans have no chance of winning the presidency or taking back control of either or both Houses of Congress. On the other hand, if his popularity is still in the tank about independents, then their "no chance" is only a "slim chance." A slim chance that will be hard to maintain if the only thing that Bush is doing in D.C. is playing to the Republican base.