December 18th, 2009
03:00 PM ET
7 months ago

Cafferty: Reminding voters about Bush era best strategy for Democrats?

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When Democrats swept into power in Congress and the White House last year – a big part of their message was running against the record of the Bush administration.

And some are hoping that strategy works for them again in the 2010 midterm elections.

The web site Talking Points Memo reports Democrats plan to tell voters that Republicans only want to turn back the clock to the Bush era. They say the Republican Party in Washington today is no different than the one that ran Congress before.

Also Democrats insist the party won't take the same kind of beating at the hands of Republicans that it did back in 1994. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says they "fully intend to be in the majority" after November – and other party leaders say they're more prepared this time.

They better hope they are, considering poll numbers that show support for the Democratic Party slumping. A new Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll shows only 35-percent of voters have positive feelings for the Democratic party – that's down 14-points since February.

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