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U.S. appetite for drugs begets violence migrants are fleeing
Topic - Tom Jensen
The Lone Star State is still very, very red, and new survey numbers have implications for the Bush political dynasty, a certain state official famous for pink sneakers and the White House aspirations of Texas Gov. Rick Perry himself.
Public Policy Polling came under fire Wednesday after the firm admitted that it withheld a poll from the public last week that showed Colorado state Sen. Angela Giron losing her recall election by double digits.
While lawmakers argue and the White House cringes, consider that the nation's capital now has an official, "native" cocktail. Oh well, why not? D.C. Council member Jack Evans will issue an official proclamation Thursday, naming the "Rickey" as D.C.'s very own libation, and declaring July to be "Rickey Month."
Candidates in the midterm elections unabashedly have attacked their opponents' families in recent campaign ads, leaving political observers to decide where best to draw the line and putting those targeted on the defensive — with the fallout in one instance possibly costing the Democrats a Senate seat.
If the Democrats are looking for graveyards to whistle past, taking false courage in the babble of frightened voices, they should find them in the Middle West, where Republicans once owned most of the electoral real estate and Democrats have pried a lot of it out of their grip in recent decades.
The summer of the discontented voter steams onward and, unfortunately for President Obama, polls show voters are no longer blaming the bad times on the George W. Bush administration.
"Davis had a 39 percent favorability rating right after her famous filibuster last June, but since then voters in the state have mostly moved toward having negative opinions about her," says pollster Tom Jensen.
The new poll reveals that he has a positive approval rating, with 48 percent of voters approving of him to 44 percent who disapprove, Mr. Jensen says.