Monday, April 17, 2006

Red States: Pink, Blue, Bluerer

I love what the polls are showing right now. I get giddy when I hear a red state has not only turned pink, but tends to a shade of light blue. The problem with all this good news is that our Democratic leaders have done nothing to make it happen. President Bush and the Republican leadership are tanking their numbers all on their own.

It's easy for some Republicans to take a look at what is going on, recognize the lies and corruption and respond negatively to a poll. It's a lot harder to translate those negative poll responses into crossover votes at the voting booths in November.

Richard Morin seems enthusiastic about the color palette of the country right now, but I'm going to hold off on my victory dance until November 8. Cautious or not, I'm still smiling at the most recent numbers and will toast them over a second cup of coffee.

Update: Charles Babington, also of the WaPo goes into a little more detail on the red state voters who plan to vote for Democrats. This was an interesting read, but tucked in the article was the same statistic the Republicans keep touting - that most voters are happy with their current House member, so national discontent might not translate into a regime change in the fall.


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