We told you so – buyers' remorse
Jon at Pensito Review:
It is little solace to Bush’s Democratic rival John Kerry – or especially to the grieving families of the hundreds of U.S. service personnel and thousands of innocent Iraqis who have died – but if the election were held today, Bush would lose in a landslide.
…Over the last month, Bush’s approval numbers have dropped five or more points in 10 states. The single largest drop was in Minnesota, where it fell 10 points. Bush also fell nine points in New Mexico.
Chris Kromm over at Facing South slices the numbers, looking at the collapse of the Southern sweep that Bush took in 2004, and where Chimpy’s dwindling support remains.
Out of 13 Southern states, Bush has fairly large net negative ratings in eight, and two are split down the middle. Only two Southern states have a net-postive approval rating that’s outside the poll’s margin of error — Bush’s home state of Texas, and Deep South Alabama.
How does this compare to the rest of the country? Interestingly, out of the 10 states nationally with the highest approval ratings for Bush, only three are in the South. All the rest are from the West and Great Plains (in order of pro-Bush approval): Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Nebraska, North Dakota, Montana, and Oklahoma.