- The Washington Times - Friday, August 6, 2010

In a recent Rasmussen survey of 1,000 likely voters, 54 percent said they would favor extending President George W. Bush’s 2001 tax cuts - the centerpiece of his 2000 presidential platform. Just 30 percent of respondents seemed to think the American economy is better off with people having less disposable income.

Meanwhile, a new Gallup poll shows President Obama’s job-approval rating is at 41 percent, with 53 percent of Americans disapproving of the job he is doing. Couple this with an astonishing 71 percent of Missouri voters opposing Mr. Obama’s signature health care initiative in a recent statewide referendum, and it all points to a simple question: Were a presidential election held now, would the American people reject the “change” of the 2008 election and re-elect Mr. Bush - whom the left vilified as “the worst president in our history” - over the “Anointed One”?

Scoff at me if you will, but given the polling data, this seems an easy call to make.

EUGENE R. DUNN

Medford, N.Y.