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Old 09-19-2006, 08:24 PM   #31
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really? they sure don't teach that in school

I stand corrected then
Ironically - Lincoln was not well liked by the masses until 2 things happened: 1) The Civil War finally ended with a Northern victory and; 2) he was assassinated.

Brings to mind "death is a career move" being flashed on the Zoo TV screens.
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:32 PM   #32
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Left of Center:

Wall Street Journal

The newspaper that praised the French government for blowing up a Greenpeace ship and killing a man.

Yeah, they're a left-wing rag.
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Old 09-19-2006, 08:44 PM   #33
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I'd say bad is below 50%

ok is 50%

good is 60%

regardless of how much support you need to become a president once you win everybody would support you if its evident your doing a good job. maybe bush has improved slightly in the second half of this year, but its still not good by any means

also AEON, your point about Lincoln being very unpopular is pretty much pointless because of the civil war causing the southern half of the country to vote against him


Well then by your standard, every President since World War II except Kennedy has had bad poll numbers at one time or another. Consider these low point Gallup poll numbers for these Presidents:


-Truman: 22% mid-February, 1952

-Eisenhower: 49% mid-July, 1960

-Kennedy: 56% mid-September, 1963

-Johnson: 35% early August, 1968

-Nixon: 24% mid-July, 1974, and early August, 1974

-Ford: 37% early January, 1975, and late March, 1975

-Carter: 28% late June, 1979

-Reagan: 35% late January, 1983

-George H.W. Bush: 29% late July, 1992

-Clinton: 37% early June, 1993

-George W. Bush: 31% early May, 2006




Also, The 1860 election happened prior to the Civil War. In the 1864 election, the southern states did not vote. Lincoln won the Northern States that year with 55% of the vote.
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but Bush is famous for being so low, for so long, and well into his 2nd term where presidents like Reagan and Clinton settled into mid-50% ratings.

and please note that presidents who were anywhere near as low as Bush never got 2nd terms, and we have others in there who had to deal with little things like Watergate and Vietnam that contributed to their bottom ratings, which, as you've indicated, occurred at precisely the nadir of their presidency.

Bush will be remembered alongside Carter for popularity, and without 9-11, there would never have been a 2nd term
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but Bush is famous for being so low, for so long, and well into his 2nd term where presidents like Reagan and Clinton settled into mid-50% ratings.

and please note that presidents who were anywhere near as low as Bush never got 2nd terms, and we have others in there who had to deal with little things like Watergate and Vietnam that contributed to their bottom ratings, which, as you've indicated, occurred at precisely the nadir of their presidency.

Bush will be remembered alongside Carter for popularity, and without 9-11, there would never have been a 2nd term
thanks for saying what I was going to say
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Ironically - Lincoln was not well liked by the masses until 2 things happened: 1) The Civil War finally ended with a Northern victory and; 2) he was assassinated.

Brings to mind "death is a career move" being flashed on the Zoo TV screens.
hmm thats interesting
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but Bush is famous for being so low, for so long, and well into his 2nd term where presidents like Reagan and Clinton settled into mid-50% ratings.

and please note that presidents who were anywhere near as low as Bush never got 2nd terms, and we have others in there who had to deal with little things like Watergate and Vietnam that contributed to their bottom ratings, which, as you've indicated, occurred at precisely the nadir of their presidency.

Bush will be remembered alongside Carter for popularity, and without 9-11, there would never have been a 2nd term
Bush won a 2nd election, something no Democratic President with the exception of Clinton has done since FDR. He is far from Carter's corner. The fact is, people will remember the elections and or ones decision not to run when they were able to. About as many people will remember Bush's low poll numbers as remember Truman and his 22% approval rating LATE in his term.
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Good lord. Bush is bloody awesome. Well done to him. He's working awfully hard, it seems.
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I'm not surprised. Bush's approval ratings haven't changed *that* much.
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History will excoriate Bush for many things, his polls among the least of them.
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Bush won a 2nd election, something no Democratic President with the exception of Clinton has done since FDR. He is far from Carter's corner. The fact is, people will remember the elections and or ones decision not to run when they were able to. About as many people will remember Bush's low poll numbers as remember Truman and his 22% approval rating LATE in his term.
well what were the reasons for Truman's 22%, and compare them to bushes
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The newspaper that praised the French government for blowing up a Greenpeace ship and killing a man.

Yeah, they're a left-wing rag.


Laugable indeed.
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well what were the reasons for Truman's 22%, and compare them to bushes
Truman forced MacArther to retire. The American public adored MacArthur.

Bush is low because people expected post-Saddam Iraq to be wll into the rebuilding process by now.
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Bush, i call him a monster or devil hasn't won his 1st election at all! some dark powers in the US put him and his administration on the throne. i am sorry for all of you US americans who didn't vote for him and his disastrous hordes. for all the others i hope they learn by history. He is a liar a murderer and a dumbass.
The methods (propaganda) he apply remind me on the darkest age in our german history. US americans i deeply hope that you are able to save democracy and freedom in the future. I hope your nation can restore some lost faith and credibility after the dictatorship of fucking Bush.
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Lincoln was VERY unpopular president. He won the election in 1860 with less than 40 % of the vote, and it weren't for some late summer Union victories in 1864 - he may not have been re-elected.

The point is this: a president should just do the best job he can, with the full measure of integrity and moral judgment, and forget the polls.
Clinton is a great example of a president who based his policies on public opinion. If he was the "moderate" we'd love to believe he was, he would not have unmasked his true colors by putting Ruth Bader Ginsberg - of the ACLU - on the Supreme Court. His poll-based policies are the only explanation as to why he "supported" the DOMA of 1996. Meanwhile, George Allen's contender - while I may disagree with him on issue after issue - actually advocates the principles he believes in. I say good for him, I wouldn't vote for him, but George Allen hasn't been on my good side for this recent year.
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