"Let me put it to you this way: I earned capital in the campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it. It is my style. That's what happened in the -- after the 2000 election, I earned some capital. I've earned capital in this election -- and I'm going to spend it for what I told the people I'd spend it on, which is -- you've heard the agenda: Social Security and tax reform, moving this economy forward, education, fighting and winning the war on terror."Certainly this little gem of a catchphrase has come back to haunt Bush Jr. in the same way that "Read My Lips: No New Taxes" bit his Daddy in the 1992 Presidential Campaign.
Asked if they would “definitely” or “probably” vote for the Democrat or Republican in next year’s fall congressional election, 48% said the Democrat would get their support, compared to 40% who said they would vote for the Republican.... The poll shows weakness for Republicans among demographic groups that are typically supportive. In “red” states that favored George W. Bush in the presidential election last year, generic congressional Republicans hold a 46% to 43% advantage over their generic Democratic counterparts. But in “blue” states won by Democrat John Kerry last year, the Democratic lead is much larger – there the congressional Democrat leads by a 54% to 34% margin.Indeed, this trend is mirrored throughout the current polling statistics. Key match-ups include:
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