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Old 05-02-2006, 09:49 AM   #151
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http://www.usatoday.com/news/polls/t...05-01-poll.htm

This is like, fun It's new same old info every day!
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^ wow, 63% disapproval!

at last we're finally catching up to the rest of the world where his disapproval ratings are equally as high.
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^ wow, 63% disapproval!
No, that is 63% approval of what he is not doing.




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well below?

organizers said 300,000 -- pick whichever number you feel works best for you, since that's what you'll do anyway.

the DC march was on Darfur -- the anti-war march was focused in NYC.

i do not have numbers on the Darfur demonstrations.

all this, combined with the immigration marches, and it was one rough weekend to be a Republican.
Oh, the organizers claimed there were 300,000. I'm sure thats how many people they wanted if not more, but find an independent source which says there were 300,000 people there. The best I've seen is tens of thousands.

Darfur is not Iraq, so numbers for that demonstration are not relevant to the issue.
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[q]Poll: Gas Prices, Iraq Weigh Down Bush

May 1, 2006

(CBS) With gas prices sky-high and no end of the Iraq war in sight, President George W. Bush's approval rating hits an all-time low in a new CBS News poll.

Only 33 percent approve of his job performance, Mr. Bush's lowest approval rating yet in CBS News polls. A majority – 58 percent of those polled – say they disapprove of the president. Mr. Bush appears to be losing support from his own party. His approval rating among Republicans has dropped to 68 percent

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/...n1567675.shtml

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and this is a president presiding over a 4.7% unemployment rate! with such a roaring economy, he must be doing a particularly bad job in Iraq!

we're also 6 years in. voters know him. his approval ratings aren't going anywhere soon, as opposed to Clinton who was around 38% early in his term and then skyrocketed.

Bush has become Carter.

and i wonder what will happen when the economic boom collapses due to his reckless spending. he better hope he's out of office by then -- it's not like his numbers can get too much worse!

i suppose one thing he has to his advantage is that Iraq is now so bad, so chaotic, so many promises unfulfilled, that any news other than news that depicts how bad, chaotic, and unfulfilled Iraq is can only boost his ratings.

behold, ladies and gentleman -- the american who most benefits from the soft bigotry of low expectations!
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[q]Poll: Gas Prices, Iraq Weigh Down Bush

May 1, 2006

(CBS) With gas prices sky-high and no end of the Iraq war in sight, President George W. Bush's approval rating hits an all-time low in a new CBS News poll.

Only 33 percent approve of his job performance, Mr. Bush's lowest approval rating yet in CBS News polls. A majority – 58 percent of those polled – say they disapprove of the president. Mr. Bush appears to be losing support from his own party. His approval rating among Republicans has dropped to 68 percent

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/...n1567675.shtml

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and this is a president presiding over a 4.7% unemployment rate! with such a roaring economy, he must be doing a particularly bad job in Iraq!

we're also 6 years in. voters know him. his approval ratings aren't going anywhere soon, as opposed to Clinton who was around 38% early in his term and then skyrocketed.

Bush has become Carter.

and i wonder what will happen when the economic boom collapses due to his reckless spending. he better hope he's out of office by then -- it's not like his numbers can get too much worse!

i suppose one thing he has to his advantage is that Iraq is now so bad, so chaotic, so many promises unfulfilled, that any news other than news that depicts how bad, chaotic, and unfulfilled Iraq is can only boost his ratings.

behold, ladies and gentleman -- the american who most benefits from the soft bigotry of low expectations!
Well, I'm sure this will warm your heart some more. Bush's approval rating in the Gallup Poll has now fallen to its lowest level ever, at 34%. But there are still four Presidents since World War II that have had a lower approval rating than the Presidents as the following chart shows.

When it comes to Republicans though, Bush's approval rating has gone up from 74% to 81%! The approval rating among Independents is 21% and 6% of Democrats approve.


Presidential Approval Ratings Low Points


Harry S. Truman
23%
Nov. 1951, Jan. 1952

Richard Nixon
24%
Jul. 1974, Aug. 1974

Jimmy Carter
28%
Jun. 1979

George H.W. Bush
29%
Jul. 1992

George W. Bush
34%
Apr. 2006

Lyndon B. Johnson
35%
Aug. 1968

Ronald Reagan
35%
Jan. 1983

Bill Clinton
37%
Jun. 1993

Gerald Ford
37%
Jan. 1975, Mar. 1975

Dwight D. Eisenhower
48%
Jul. 1960

John F. Kennedy
56%
Sep. 1963



Harry S. Truman is aknowledged to be one of the greatest Presidents the United States ever had, but in January 1952, that was far from the case with a 23% approval rating.


All this polling means little though if it does not have a significant impact on election night such as a change of party control in the Senate Or House in 2006, or both houses plus the White House in 2008. As for right now, team Bush and the Republicans are still setting and carrying out this countries policies as they have been elected to do by the people of this country.
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Are people disapproving of the President or do they disapprove of gas prices, with the President as proxy for general pocketbook conditions?
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All this polling means little though if it does not have a significant impact on election night such as a change of party control in the Senate Or House in 2006, or both houses plus the White House in 2008.


it's less that it warms my heart and more that it validates what 50% of this country has known since 1999 -- George W. Bush is the most incompetent president in memory.

anyway, all of the comparisons to other presidents are far to facile to be taken seriously since they ignore important things such as, you know, the Vietnam War and/or Watergate, precisely *when* in one's term the low approval rating happens (Regan, Clinton), the increased polarization of the country, and the fact that neither Carter nor Bush 1 were re-elected.

so i suppose W is in really stellar company. and he's been falling gradually since 2004, and it hasn't been an up-and-down fluctuation with events; it's been a steady drop combined with a steady increase of those who strongly disapprove and his abandonment by most independents.

all this with a (temporarily) booming economy.



[q]As for right now, team Bush and the Republicans are still setting and carrying out this countries policies as they have been elected to do by the people of this country.[/q]


which is why it is in every American's best interests to pray for the Democrats to retake the House (which they probably will) and the Senate (which they probably won't). history has taught us that a divided government governs best.
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Are people disapproving of the President or do they disapprove of gas prices, with the President as proxy for general pocketbook conditions?


the numbers have been in steady decline since 2004. the gas prices probably hurt, but not significantly enough to put Bush anywhere near 40%. they also provide him with an opportunity to look pro-active and decisive and like a leader, but it's difficult to do so when your administration is staffed with Big Oil executives.
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6% of Democrats approve.


Who the hell are these people?
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Who the hell are these people?


the 12 or so remaining Dixiecrats -- the Zell Millers of the South.
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the numbers have been in steady decline since 2004. the gas prices probably hurt, but not significantly enough to put Bush anywhere near 40%. they also provide him with an opportunity to look pro-active and decisive and like a leader, but it's difficult to do so when your administration is staffed with Big Oil executives.
Do you know which cabinent member(s) have ties to Big Oil?
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it's less that it warms my heart and more that it validates what 50% of this country has known since 1999 -- George W. Bush is the most incompetent president in memory.

anyway, all of the comparisons to other presidents are far to facile to be taken seriously since they ignore important things such as, you know, the Vietnam War and/or Watergate, precisely *when* in one's term the low approval rating happens (Regan, Clinton), the increased polarization of the country, and the fact that neither Carter nor Bush 1 were re-elected.

so i suppose W is in really stellar company. and he's been falling gradually since 2004, and it hasn't been an up-and-down fluctuation with events; it's been a steady drop combined with a steady increase of those who strongly disapprove and his abandonment by most independents.

all this with a (temporarily) booming economy.



[q]As for right now, team Bush and the Republicans are still setting and carrying out this countries policies as they have been elected to do by the people of this country.[/q]


which is why it is in every American's best interests to pray for the Democrats to retake the House (which they probably will) and the Senate (which they probably won't). history has taught us that a divided government governs best.
George Bush received the first majority in the popular vote for a President since 1988, in the 2004 election. Most people thought he was indeed compentent and approved of his policies that he implemented during his first four years in office.

The statistics comparing the approval ratings of past presidents is relevant, and it shows that nearly all presidents since World War II have at some point seen low approval ratings like this. Bill Clinton without all the things that Bush has had to deal with, still saw approval numbers that were in the 30s. Bush has another 2 years and 9 months in office. His approval ratings could indeed rebound.

The economy has been steadily growing since 2002 with a steady drop in unemployment. The Democrats really do not have much to shoot at here. By this time next year, unemployment will likely be equal to the lowest level of the Clinton administration.


As for the November 2006 elections, if the Democrats cannot take back the House, it will prove that all this doomsday talk about the political position of Bush and the Republicans was hot air. Even if Democrats take back the House, it may not mean much considering how the Democrats have shown little unity over the past 6 years.
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THE PRESIDENT: I think the National Anthem ought to be sung in English. And I think people who want to be a citizen of this country ought to learn English, and they ought to learn to sing the National Anthem in English.

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Kevin Phillips notes in his book American Dynasty that during the 2000 presidential campaign, Bush would visit swing states and "drop in at Hispanic festivals and parties, sometimes joining in singing The Star-Spangled Banner in Spanish."
So he will sing it in Spanish to pander for votes

And then he will denounce it
when his poll numbers are low.


Why do 32 per cent still believe this guy?

His credibility is zero.
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