Mitt and Bush part ways: Mitt’s poll numbers are up in Massachusetts.
Bush’s are down. The amazing thing is how long the president’s numbers stayed as high as they did in this allegedly hyper-liberal state. ... Was he really in a statistical tie with Kerry as of last December? Bush’s numbers only recently began to tumble here, as elsewhere, one has to assume, though I don’t see any job-approval stats. ... Kerry keeps winning elections here. Why, I don’t know. There’s little emotional attachment to the guy. He’s just there. Do you know anyone who’s excited about his presidential run? Do you hear bursting-with-pride/bursting-with-embarrassment debate in local bars and coffee houses about his campaign? Nope. Very strange.