Politics Bush Sinks to New Low, Obama Bobs Above the Rest
posted by September 30 at 9:19 AMon
Gallup reports that Bush never fails to let us down.
None of these guys or parties is floating above 50 percent while the economy circles the drain, but Obama rates the highest.
In terms of winning over the political center where most swing voters reside, however, the jury still seems to be out. Obama and McCain receive nearly identical ratings from political independents for their handling of the Wall Street crisis, and they’re not positive. Only about a third of independents approve of the way each candidate has responded.
The second poll is probably out the window in light of everything that happened yesterday. But which candidate or party will suffer more? McCain tried to lead Republicans on the bailout bill, but it was ultimately his party that killed it. So he hardly comes off as a great leader. But I’m afraid Obama’s messages of “change” and “hope” could lose potency after yesterday’s unbridled collapse. Seems like fear could play in stodgy old McCain’s favor.