Skip to comments.Republican Right Abandoning Bush
Posted on 05/06/2006 1:34:58 AM PDT by wotan
WASHINGTON - Angry conservatives are driving the approval ratings of President Bush and the GOP-led Congress to dismal new lows, according to an AP-Ipsos poll that underscores why Republicans fear an Election Day massacre.
Six months out, the intensity of opposition to Bush and Congress has risen sharply, along with the percentage of Americans who believe the nation is on the wrong track.
The AP-Ipsos poll also suggests that Democratic voters are far more motivated than Republicans. Elections in the middle of a presidents term traditionally favor the party whose core supporters are the most energized.
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I find it hard to imagine that anyone who describes themselves as conservative would give Bush a positive rating at this point. I'm right there with him on the WOT but he has been a disaster at home.
Can anyone say "illegal immigration"? We warned W about this, but he chose not to listen. He'll tar Republican candidates with his amnesty approach and they'll lose in droves.
George is doing a great job with the war on terror, EXCEPT here at home.
The way I think is that an elected official has to earn my vote. I refuse to vote for some who is not conservative. Voting for a rino because they are not as liberal as the rats is like thank someone for hitting you with their fist instead of a bat. I will only vote for conservatives.
It's not like Bush and the Republicans can't make a correction, you know. Just like with Miers, all he has to do seal the borders and all is forgiven.
Let's hope so, but if past is prolog I wouldn't count on it.
Well, other polls are showing improvement. I refuse to get all upset till I start to see polls in individual races showing changes. As for Bush. Bush has pretty much lived up to what he campaigned on. His viewpoints on immigration legal or other wise were there for everyone to see. As at home. Well the economy is going gangbusters. He is trying to get spending under control(his threats of a veto) he has been pretty consistent on the Court. ON social issues he has pretty much kept his word and made progress. The electorate might be in a nasty mood at times but that is nothing new. Also, 6 years of Bush and we have held the House and Senate. In fact made gains in the Senate that were pretty conservative under his leadership.
Very true, but I have noticed that with the President it takes a lot to get his attention. Unfortunately I think it will be when the house becomes Democratic and then it is too late.
We are asking ourselves if they are going to vote like a democrat and act like a democrat whats the point of going to the polls? I hate to say it but I think the party bosses and the administration want a Democratic Congress. Then they can say when anything happens "Look we wanted to stop it but the Democrats blocked us", "Look what you got by not voting in 2006, you need us". We need to seriously consider forming not a third party but a party to replace the Republicans.
Conservatives didn't abandon Bush, he abandoned us.
Bush has repeatedly burned the base.
I like Bush. I think he's an honest decent man.
Unfortunately, politically, he's turned out like his dad on issues here at home. "No child left behind", senior drug benefits, farm subsidies, growing government much faster than Clinton and rewarding illegal aliens with citizenship. All of which costs hundreds of billions, if not trillions of taxpayer dollars.
No sir, it is not the responsibility of the electorate to "see" that their chief law enforcement officer will consciously decline to enforece the law after he gets their vote. He ran as a Republican, even a Conservative, and we have a right to expect our men to enforce the law no less than obey it. They are not Democrats, after all.
Bush is a Strong President now? In his first term hell yeah but now even with majorities he is as timid as ever.
I hope we go to war with Iran.
But I expect it will come to that.