Thursday, August 18, 2005

Bush's Popularity Plummets across the South

As reported in the Southern studies blog Facing South, President Bush's approval ratings are pretty low across all the Southern states. He only is above the 50% mark in Alabama and Texas, while he is below 50% in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

The South, of course, was Bush's only solid stronghold in 2000 and 2004. (The noncoastal western states went for him, as well, but there aren't that many electoral votes in Nebraska, Utah, Montana, etc.) I would take heart from these numbers except for the fact that he's not running for re-election. Maybe we could quickly pass a Constitutional amendment allowing him to run a third time, just so we can get the pleasure of rejecting him at the polls.


Anonymous Rich said...

Maybe they are tired of their sons and daughters spending months and years far from home, or, worse, being treated like IED-fodder?

6:11 PM  
Blogger Kyle McCullough said...

I think that more people would have noticed what a mess he's made, and his popularity would have been much lower a year or so ago if people had not been so distracted by the election.

9:24 PM  
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