July 18, 2010

EXCEPT FOR THE FACT THAT...:

Either Reagan or George W. Bush could shape the fall election (David S. Broder, July 18, 2010, Washington Post)

Unprompted, only 25 percent of voters in this survey said that they think that if Republicans regain a majority it will signal a return to Bush's economic policies. By comparison, 65 percent say that a Republican Congress would promote "a new economic agenda that is different" from Bush's.

The difference is dramatic when Bush enters the equation. Obama's economic agenda is preferred over Bush's by 49 percent to 34 percent. But a generic conservative approach, pitting a leader "who will start from scratch with new ideas to shrink government, cut taxes and grow the economy" beats one committed to sticking with Obama's policies, 64 percent to 30 percent. [...]

One question in the Third Way poll asked which path voters prefer to jump-start private-sector job creation and economic growth -- new government investments or cutting taxes on business?

Cutting taxes on business won 54 percent to 32 percent. This sounds to me like Ronald Reagan returning to whomp Barack Obama.


...W was in reality what Reagan was only rhetorically, especially on taxes, which The Gipper raised repeatedly.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 18, 2010 7:12 AM
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