Skip to comments.Poll: Dislike Of Bush Could Hurt GOP (CBS News: Dems who hate Bush probably won't vote Republican)
Posted on 04/11/2006 8:36:23 AM PDT by presidio9
Continued dissatisfaction with President Bush and the Iraq war could spell trouble for Republicans in the fall congressional elections.
More than one-third of voters in a CBS News poll say they will think of their vote as a vote against Mr. Bush, while just 14 percent will think of it as a vote for him. Forty-five percent say their view of the president will not be a factor in how they vote.
Those numbers contrast sharply with the run-up to the 2002 midterm elections, in which Republicans won historic gains. Four years ago, 31 percent said their vote would be made in support of the president, versus just 19 percent who thought of their vote as a statement against him.
This year, as Democrats seek to wrest control of both the House and the Senate from the GOP, an endorsement from the president could actually do more harm than good for a candidate. Only 10 percent of voters say they'd be more likely to support a candidate backed by the president, while three times as many, 31 percent, would be less likely to support one.
IF BUSH BACKED A CANDIDATE, WOULD YOU BE (Among registered voters)
More likely to vote for candidate 10%
Less likely to vote for candidate 31%
Wouldnt make a difference 57%
Overall, ratings for Congress remain low. Just 27 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, compared with 66 percent who disapprove. Two-thirds of Americans say this Congress is accomplishing less than the typical Congress.
While the midterm elections are still seven months away, the CBS poll finds registered voters today would back a generic Democratic candidate for the House over a generic Republican by a 10-point margin.
2006 HOUSE VOTE (Among registered voters)
It depends/Dont know 21%
Slightly more Americans have a favorable view of the Democratic Party than an unfavorable one. A majority, 53 percent, has a negative view of the Republican Party.
In the wake of the controversy surrounding lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Republicans in Congress are also seen as more corrupt than Democrats, by a 32-13 percent margin.
As for the president, his overall job approval rating has risen a bit in the past few weeks to 37 percent, up from 34 percent in March. But 56 percent still disapprove of the job he's doing.
Mr. Bush's ratings on handling the war in Iraq, the campaign against terrorism and the economy are also up very slightly.
Just 26 percent including just 42 percent of Republicans approve of how Mr. Bush is handling the hot-button issue of immigration, while 53 percent disapprove.
Americans continue to have a bleak assessment of the situation in Iraq. A growing number, 78 percent, says Iraq is now in a state of civil war, and another 9 percent says civil war is likely to occur in the near future.
The lamestream media just can't get enough Bush-bashing.
I don't put much stock in polls but I put absolutely zero stock in anything CBS says or does.
Yep, dislike of Bush may cause Kerry to win the...what? Bush isn't running for anything? Nevermind.
This poll seems pretty valid:
1/3 of "voters" hate Bush and plan to take it out on Republicans this fall. We already knew that. These people are also called mainstream Democrats.
With the total chaos they have as a legacy as well as the utter lack of any shred of a national agenda, the Demoscats have nothing left but hatred of our Commander-In -Chief as he guides our country in a time of war.
This disgraceful disrespect can have only one true outcome. It will be deserved. The American heartland is not fooled by this mean-minded rhetoric.
Control of the house boils down to about 20 races, and RATS would need to win 15 to gain majority. For the Senate, it is highly unlikely RATS will overcome a 10 seat majority.
This will easily die out before Nov. and Republicans are going to gain seats.
The rats and liberal MSM win in their biased polls, and we win elections.
Even more so if the Dems on Connecticut force Lieberman to switch to an independant.
Even if people think the President dropped the ball on immigration, I doubt that will make them vote for Democrats. The GOP at least has the philosophical capacity to reject benefits for illegal aliens while the Democrats simply have to throw open the doors and hand them money.
It's been 2 years since 2004. In that time, approximately 3 million more illegal aliens have entered America.
As we see from the protests, they are not organized, and they are being registered to vote using various motor-voter tactics and laws put into place by the Democrats.
Senate elections are statewide, meaning that one corrupt urban district churning out votes from illegals can nullify whole counties of registered rural voters.
The Democrats have a very good chance of organizing the 20 million illegal aliens in America to vote as never before, because now immigration is on the line. That's what all these marches and organization is about right now: it's the Illegal Alien Voter Registration Drive of the Democratic Party for the 2006 elections.
The Democrats have a reasonably good shot at taking both houses of Congress if they can get a mere 5% of illegals to vote this time. 1 million votes in an off-year election will hand them power.
Give it two more years, and 3 million more illegals in the US, and Hillary will take Florida and Ohio and be the next President.
Illegal aliens vote.
And they are being organized in unprecedented numbers to vote for the Democrats, who will give them amnesty and benefits and make them legal and keep the borders open.
The Dems understand, well, that this is the key to their return to power.
The Republican Party loves the cheap labor and won't stop it.
We can see in the organized demonstrations the voter pool that will return Congress to the Democrats this Fall, and put Hillary there in 2008.
He has to get a Republican majority through this year's mid-term elections.
There is no telling what the Dems will do if they gain control of one or both houses of congress.
Actually, its GOP congress that is in danger. It would be a pity if Pres. Bush handed over Congress to the Demonrats in 2006 and the presidency to Hillary! in 2008.
Well, for starters, pull the troops out of Iraq and hand it over to the islamists, repeal the tax cuts, block any border fence, pass an amnesty program, block any pro-life SCOTUS nominee - Roe v. Wade stays on the books, and impeach President Bush. And it will be a very long time before we ever again see a Republican majority.
I hope all the "conservatives" on FR gleefully announcing they will stay home in November understand exactly what they are voting for.
Bush is damaging his support with his conservaitve base over his failure to DO SOMETHING to stop these illegal invaders.
I doubt if conservatives will vote for Dems. But all they have to do is stay home in appreciable numbers or vote third party and the Repubs are finished, the Dems are in, and America is gone.
I blame Bush and the RINOs for their failure to deliver what their constituents want and expect on this illegal invader issue.
In spite of them being major whimps and weaklings, the Pubbies will gain both senate and house seats this November. End of story!!! IMHO, the entire Democrat party should be dispatched to the hereafter, and all the military and innocents they have helped slaughter should be returned to their families and loved ones including the injured and wounded. I can't help it, watching the "History" channel makes me hate anyone that calls themselves Democrat!!! And...the heartbreaking testimony from 911 families makes me dislike Bill and Hillary Clinton more with each day the passes by. They failed to protect us and destroyed what little effective intelligence the USA. Anyone that votes Democrat is nuts!!!
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