Any other Democratic pollster I'd mock, but PPP's Tom Jensen has earned a certain forbearance:
Americans are now pretty evenly divided about whether they would rather have Barack Obama or George W. Bush in the White House. 48% prefer Obama while 46% say they would rather have the old President back.
These numbers suggest some peril for Democrats in making Bush a focus of their messaging this fall.
To put it mildly.
The full numbers are here, and they are bad, bad, bad news for the Democrats across the board: the President's underwater in his personal popularity, there's an outright majority against the health care plan, and a larger majority favors its repeal. I'll let Unlikely Voter crunch this poll further, but to untrained eyes it doesn't look like PPP is precisely on track to get back into the Left's good graces via the time-honored practice of telling them what they want to hear. In fact, about the only good news for the President here is that independents still prefer him to George W Bush.
Well. Maybe next month.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.