Bush's ever-shrinking base
Republicans Suffer From Bush: US Map Trending Blue
Fri Nov 18, 2005
The Survey USA 50-state polling is out for November, as noted before, and it’s not good news for Bush in more ways than one. His `base’ of strong support has dwindled to a grand total of two states. He is also losing ground among Republicans, notably in the South. And the number of respondents who are identified as Republican is decreasing. Will Bush ruin his own party? Maps and charts below…
First, the political landscape. Bush is loathed in the Northeast, and highly unpopular in parts of the Midwest and California. Most of what were called the swing states give him a 36-40% rating. His solid support in the Plains and the South is mostly a measly 41-45%. (I guess there’s not too much the matter with Kansas after all.) Only a handful seem to have any sort of sympathy for him whatsoever. This map is so much more satisfying than the ones from last year. And it supports the idea that we shouldn’t abandon certain regions of the country: they are coming to their senses.