Spent some time reading Jon Fleischman’s Flash Report commentary on the 2006 midterm elections; allow me to summarize for you.Ã‚Â The Republicans beat themselves, the Democrats didn’t beat them.Ã‚Â Malkin says the same thing.Ã‚Â So does Hannity, Coulter, Greenhut et al.Ã‚Â Sorry guys, America has gone back to the middle and its a shade of blue.
Time and time again, in survey after survey, the American people felt the Democrats would do a better job handling Iraq, the Economy, the War on Terror, and Social Security.Ã‚Â The corruption scandals didn’t hurt the Democrats either.Ã‚Â Now Hugh Hewitt is positioning lame duck Senator Rick Santorum for a spot on the US Supreme Court, should a spot open.Ã‚Â Hugh – that ain’t gonna happen.
And just when you thought it couldn’t get worse for the GOP, this survey from USA Today.
President Bush’s job approval ratings have slumped in the latest USA TODAY/Gallup poll, with the president’s rating hovering near the lowest of his tenure.
In the poll, taken Thursday through Sunday, 33% of Americans approve of Bush’s job performance and 62% disapprove. That compares to 38% approval and 56% disapproval in a USA TODAY/Gallup poll taken Nov. 2-5, just before the Nov. 7 midterm elections.