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  •  Premature (4.00)
    You can't make the claim that things are trending blue until we actually have an election.  Though the analysis is impressive and is a good sign for potential Democratic pick-ups in 2006, trends require actions not impressions.
    •  Absolutely. (none)
      You're absolutely right that it doesn't count until we win elections.  I hope seeing these encouraging polling trends will help inspire people to get off their butts NOW and volunteer with local or regional 06 campaigns NOW.

      And almost 2/3 of people in the diary poll say we have a long hard road ahead of us.  Let's get to work!

    •  This is exactly right. (none)
      I think the American public is all too susceptible to media manipulation. All it takes is a gay marriage issue or a Swift-Boating, and these numbers turn right around instantly, especially with a new candidate in 2008.

      It will all come down to the candidates again. If Americans like, say, McCain better than Clinton on a personal level, it won't matter that one is a Republican and the other is a Democrat. Party affiliation will be a wash.

      Look at these people! They suck each other! They eat each other's saliva and dirt! -- Tsonga people of southern Africa on Europeans kissing.

      by upstate NY on Fri Nov 18, 2005 at 07:19:25 AM PST

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    •  yep (none)
      If these charts had been done in April of 2004, they would have looked similar (not quite as bad for Bush, but closer to these than to the actual results).  But when the question of "do you approve of Bush?" became conflated with ". . .or would you rather have the other guy?" the other guy lost badly.

      Still, as far as the 2006 elections are concerned, this is the prime recruiting season.  So numbers like this should be publicized at every point possible to scare potential Republican candidates out of the race.

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