Drew McKissick's blog
The latest poll from ABC News re: the President's job approval takes a look at how he's viewed by conservatives in reference to how he's handling the immigration issue. The numbers aren't good.
President Bush's immigration reform package has badly damaged his ratings on the issue from his core supporters, with his approval rating for handling immigration plummeting among Republicans and conservatives.
Not only has the immigration issue driven that big wedge we mentioned between the White House and the party base, but also seems to be driving a big wedge between the RNC and the pocket-books of rank-and-file Republicans. From the Washington Times: read more »
It's no secret that the immigration issue has driven a HUGE wedge between conservatives and the White House. What seems to have made it worse is that instead of working to address the concerns of the party base, the White House has gotten more strident, and in some cases gone on the offensive against critics on the right.