A new poll conducted by top Democratic pollster Celinda Lake for the Larry LaRocco for Senate campaign shows that 54 percent of Idahoans surveyed disapprove of George W. Bush's job performance - this from a state where Bush scored some of his highest margins in 2004 and 2000. This may bode ill for LaRocco's Republican opponent Jim Risch, who has tied himself to Bush despite the president's flagging fortunes. There's more at New West, and the LaRocco campaign says it has some more interesting numbers that it'll release Tuesday.
Meanwhile, as "scootermom" notes in the comments at New West, you really have to wonder about the 46 percent of our neighbors who do approve of Bush. And of course, Bush isn't running this year; McCain is. Here's hoping the Lake-LaRocco poll asked about the presidential race as well.
Update: Per New West's report, "Lake’s poll also showed 54 percent had a favorable opinion of McCain while 50 percent viewed Obama favorably." That's not the same as "If the election was held today, would you vote for McCain or Obama," but it does show an unusually competitive landscape for Obama here in the Gem State.