Sometimes numbers are not what they seem. David Sarasohn had an article in today's Oregonian that pointed out some pretty grim numbers for the Republican Party. While the national poll numbers do not look great for President Obama, they do look good. Research 2000 has his numbers at 55-37, ABC at 57-40, Fox at 55-41, and Gallup at 56-40. Close enough to say that his job approval is about 55%. But when you poll the South, that rating is 27-68. In the rest of the nation, 67-24. That breaks down like this, 59-32 in the West, 62-30 in the Midwest, and 82-7 in the Northeast. In the rating game between the to partys, the Republicans win in the South, 48-37, lose in the West, 12-72, in the Midwest 10-78, and in the Norheast 6-87. You might think the Repubs would be a little worried about 2010.