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When ‘Blame Bush’ Fails, What Do Democrats Do?

Incumbent Democrats: Sure, you’re not all that pleased with the job we’ve done, but remember how much you didn’t like Bush, and we’re not him.

Voters in swing districts: Actually, we’re starting to miss Bush, and we prefer him to the current guy.

Really.

A prominent Democratic pollster is circulating a survey that shows George W. Bush is 6 points more popular than President Obama in “Frontline” districts — seats held by Democrats that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sees as most vulnerable to Republican takeover. That Bush is more popular than Obama in Democratic-held seats is cause for outright fear.

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