Dem survey shows George W. Bush more popular than Obama in vulnerable congressional districts 

Over at Hotline, Reid Wilson has pretty informative read on the campaign strategies of congressional Democrats, who are quickly trying to create daylight between themselves and the President. It’s worth reading for some smart strategic campaign analysis, but it also contains this eye-popping detail:

The advice from Democratic consultants and strategists is almost unanimous: Run away from the president, and fast. 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.

But disassociating oneself from an incumbent president is never easy, and Democrats have to walk a narrow line.

Ouch. It’s getting ugly out there for Democrats.

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