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Research 2000 for Daily Kos. 5/18-21/2009. All adults. MoE 2% (5/11-14/2009 results):

PRESIDENT OBAMA66 (68)29 (27)-4
PELOSI:30 (34)56 (50)-10
REID:32 (33)51 (50)-2
McCONNELL:21 (22)61 (60)-2
BOEHNER:14 (15)65 (63)-3
CONGRESSIONAL DEMS:40 (42)52 (50)-4
CONGRESSIONAL GOPS:12 (13)73 (73)-1
DEMOCRATIC PARTY:50 (52)42 (41)-3
REPUBLICAN PARTY:20 (20)71 (70)-1

Full crosstabs here. This poll is updated every Friday morning, and you can see trendline graphs here.

So, no one is happy with Congress these days (least of all Congressional GOP at 12), though the Democratic party still has a major lead over the fading GOP nationally. Nancy Pelosi takes this week's biggest hit in the R2K poll. And for the first time, right and wrong track are tied in the Daily Kos Research 2000 poll at 48.

But the interesting graphs are about the GOP disliking Obama, and the continuing regional nature of same.

It is especially interesting in light of National Journal's cover story, from Ron Brownstein (For GOP, A Southern Exposure), which reflects something we've been saying since before the election - the South masks how weak the GOP is elsewhere. This from National Journal:

Republican strength in the South has both compensated for and masked the extent of the GOP's decline elsewhere. By several key measures, the party is now weaker outside the South than at any time since the Depression; in some ways, it is weaker than ever before.

Take a look at these non-South numbers, for example:

The National Journal story has some terrific graphs and good discussion about Congress, not just the Presidency (we will take a closer look this weekend.) Our regular readers are, of course, not surprised. This is from Daily Kos (5/08):

Know what else it means? The Republicans, under George W. Bush, have succeeded in remaking themselves from a national party into a regional party (the South).

The chickens are coming home to roost.

Update [2009-5-22 13:3:27 by DemFromCT]:: We asked one further question (working on updating the cross-tab formatting.)

Would you like to see more Democrats or Republicans elected to Congress in 2010?


ALL 42% 30% 28%

MEN 39% 34% 27%

WOMEN 45% 26% 29%
DEM 80% 4% 16%
REP 5% 79% 16%
IND 34% 24% 42%
OTH/REF 32% 29% 39%
NON VOTERS 35% 22% 43%

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Fri May 22, 2009 at 09:14 AM PDT.

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