Commenter Cormac-ballz asks:
What I don't get is: Congress is less popular than Bush because they didn't stop the war/stand up to Bush etc.The Democrats won Congress by replacing the Republicans in the South with Blue Dog Democrats.
But Bush should be less popular because he's the one persecuting the war in first place!
Is there something about U.S. citizens that I fail to grasp? Is it because they don't sympathise with people they view as wimpy (e.g., Congress).
Those Democrats who won in the South promised not to damage the war effort. This has disgusted 1/2 the Democrats. The Republicans are disgusted to begin with. The other 1/2 of the Democrats are disgusted with the disgusted Democrats and no one is interested in solving the overspending problem.
So you have the Republicans who still support Bush - 24% and no one who supports Congress.
There is also the wimp factor which underlies the attitude of the Southern Democrats. They come from a martial culture. It transcends Republican/Democrat.
In many ways the Republicans won the last election. Southern Democrats are closer to the Republicans than they are to San Francisco liberal Democrats.
Cross Posted at Classical Values and at The Astute Bloggers