Brewtown Politico

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1.12.2006

America's moving left

Even Republican strategist Dick Morris agrees:

"It is always dangerous to generalize about ideological trends among the American electorate, since it will always lean right on certain issues (like defense, terrorism and taxes) and hew to the left on others (like healthcare, education, poverty and the environment). But the data are becoming overwhelming that the nation is moving left and is likely to stay that way through at least the 2006 election — and, if President Bush doesn’t adjust, for a lot longer.

The evidence is clear: The generic party ballot for Congress, for example, has now swollen to a 13-point Democratic edge while Bush’s job approval hangs in the 40s and his advisers are relieved that it is no longer a lot lower."

2 Comments:

At 1/13/2006 03:09:00 AM, Anonymous 1LT said...

It bothers me that "America's moving left" implies that terrorism and defense would suffer as a result. Perhaps it would mean a better allocation of resources (manpower and money). Instead of cutting 40,000 Air Force jobs over the next five years we could scrap or shelve multi-billion dollar weapons systems. Lets see what recruiting and retention looks like when our forces (already thin from current optempo) have to fill the 40,000 "cut backs" from the next conflict.

 
At 1/13/2006 01:46:00 PM, Blogger Scott said...

Agreed. It is Dick Morris after all though. ;)

 

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