I was going to write about Gallup’s new poll on the democratic image
Americans’ favorable rating of the Democratic Party dropped to 41% in a late March USA Today/Gallup poll, the lowest point in the 18-year history of this measure. Favorable impressions of the Republican Party are now at 42%, thus closing the gap between the two parties’ images that has prevailed for the past four years.
It certainly belies the belief of the Obama operative in B0botland
It seems that despite the thick propaganda, people finally saw that democrats in power behave no better than Republicans did when they had their turn. But there is a remarkable piece of news in the timeline – h/t Hotair for noticing it.
Yes, the Dems are usually on top, but they were roughly even during Clinton’s first term and Bush’s first term. ‘Twas impeachment and Bush’s second term that drove the GOP down. .
I don’t ever remember polls, articles – anything in the media informing us that the GOP lost credibility with their
Arkansas project efforts. All I ever heard was about Clinton being “disgraced”, divisive and Democrats being angry, ashamed that he damaged the party. That it was his fault that Gore was robbed er “lost” and Bush “won”
Look at the 31% approval of the GOP in 1999. GOP hurt itself more than it could hurt Clinton or the Democrats. This was never reported. People were smarter than the whole media then – and they are now too.
Checking the present numbers – it’s not that the GOP increased its approval lately.
It’s just that Obama squandered any claims of a high road the Democrats could have had after the Bush years. Claims they could have called upon, had they just returned to the “divisive” 90s, with another Clinton.
Clinton made the Republicans look bad. (So did Bush, for that matter)
Obama makes the Democrats look bad.