Polling Report [*] has three new Presidential polls up, all done this week, all showing Bush slipping badly.
Zogby shows 52% saying it’s time for someone new as President, with only 40% saying that Bush deserves re-election. That twelve-point net negative is up from three in mid-August and one in mid-July; up to that point, Bush had been in positive territory.
Similarly, 41% told Time/CNN that they would “definitely” vote against Bush, while only 29% were “definitely” for him. He still beats all of the Democrats in trial heats, but now by margins of only 3 (vs. Hillary) to 11 (vs. Gephardt). Lieberman and Kerry have gone from down 15-16 points in December to down 5-6 now.
Ipsos-Reid/Cook still has Bush in positive territory, 38-36, but the downtrend is the same: his +2 was +8 two weeks ago and +12 two weeks before that.
CBS News had Bush down 4 (33% “probably vote Bush” vs. 37% “probably vote Democratic”) a week ago.
Tradesports still quotes Bush’s re-election at 65 cents bid, 66 cents offered. I’m not ready to bet on a Democrat yet, but those are starting to look like tempting odds.