Here’s a little-publicized aspect of the new USA Today/CNN/Gallup Poll showing Californians booting the increasingly green Gray Davis: Bill Clinton’s support did more harm than good.
Question 13: “Did Bill Clinton’s campaigning against the recall of Governor Davis make you more likely to vote to recall Davis, did it not make much difference, or did it make you less likely to vote to recall Davis?”
Among registered voters, 18 percent said more likely, 68 percent said no difference and 12 percent said less likely. Among probable voters, 21 percent said more likely, 66 percent said no difference and 11 percent said less likely.
Bill Clinton is the Typhoid Mary of the Democratic Party. He seems to be immune to the disease himself that causes political death of Democrats around him. He is still very popular among Democrats despite the fact that when he became President they had a majority in both houses, but since then the Republicans have had narrow control. People that he campaigns for die a political death or are diminshed when Bill comes a campaigning.