This is interesting:
The presidential campaign of Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry received some startling news Wednesday from his own back yard.
A poll recently conducted by the research institute Mass Insight shows Kerry trailing President Bush in the race for president in the Bay State.
The poll, which involved 500 Massachusetts voters at the end of April, shows the president with a 6 percentage point lead — the exact numbers have not been released.
This stands in stark contrast to a similar poll taken by the group in January. Back then, Kerry had a commanding 16 point lead in Massachusetts in a theoretical matchup with the president.
The obvious Democrat response is ‘remember Bush in 1991.’ That is true, but if I wanted to run a marathon, I would prefer to start 6 minutes ahead of the pack over 6 minutes behind the pack, if you know what I mean.
One can only hope that trend continues downward for Sen. Spaceshot!
Hehe, the kicker is that it’s Massachusetts voters. That means Bush must be leading Kerry by 15 points nationally, give or take a few percent.
it was “recently conducted”, so it probably reflects the war bounce in his popularity.
here’s a dismal chart of his sinking popularity:
Yeah, Barney. If he’s not careful he’s liable to sink below the 70% line.
Yeah. 70% approval rating has to suck. For Democrats, that is.
Mike the Analyst
Don’t forget, the Dems live in strange times. They celebrate that Bush’s approval rating is “only” 65%, just like they celebrate Congress is passing “only” a $350M tax cut!
So far the Democrat candidates for nomination for the Presidential campaign is an amazingly dismal collection of third-raters. Reminds me of the decade old SNL skit of a Democrat debate where each candidate is begging voters not to vote for him.