Monday, November 06, 2006

Ronnie’s Rollin’ in His Grave

So much for the old “Reagan coalition” that once helped Ronald Reagan reach the White House and stay in power there. In the Political Wire blog, John Kenneth White, a professor of politics at the Catholic University of America, writes:
It took thirty years to build the Reagan coalition. It has taken George W. Bush just two years to destroy it. Polls taken by Reuters/Zogby International on the eve of the 2006 midterm elections confirm this analysis. In each of the Senate and House races surveyed, key groups that once formed the backbone to the Reagan coalition--i.e., men, born-again voters, married, those with children under age 17 living at home, Independents, and those earning between $35,000 and $50,000--either favor the Democrats, or have forced the races to a draw.
You can read the entire piece here.

READ MORE:Baghdaddy: How Bush Is Betraying Reagan in Iraq,” by William Saletan (Slate).

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