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Old 05-05-2007, 02:32 PM   #1
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Bush's approval rating hits an all time low

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According to the new NEWSWEEK Poll, the public’s approval of Bush has sunk to 28 percent, an all-time low for this president in our poll, and a point lower than Gallup recorded for his father at Bush Sr.’s nadir. The last president to be this unpopular was Jimmy Carter who also scored a 28 percent approval in 1979.
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Polls don't mean anything unless they support your position.

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That percentage is higher than i expected
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The scary thing about the poll numbers is that there are still humans walking around approving the way Bush does his job as president. I would like some perspective on that 28% of the population. What else to they approve of just to get an idea of how they view the world. It would be very enlightening. Do they buy Clay Aiken records and approve of the job he is doing as a singer or watch Paris Hilton movies and approve of her job as an actress?
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I would like some perspective on that 28% of the population.
I wouldn't.
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The scary thing about the poll numbers is that there are still humans walking around approving the way Bush does his job as president. I would like some perspective on that 28% of the population.


This is about as low as he can go.

I was 18 when Nixon resigned. July 1974.

And he still had die hard supporters.


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Nixon (Gallup)

1/1973
Approve 51%
Disapprove 37%

6/1973
Approve 44%
Disapprove 45%

1/1974
Approve 27%
Disapprove 63%

8/1974
Approve 24%
Disapprove 66%
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I thought Bush's approval rating hit an all time low in 2003, 2004, 2005...well you get the hint...
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The scary thing about the poll numbers is that there are still humans walking around approving the way Bush does his job as president. I would like some perspective on that 28% of the population. What else to they approve of just to get an idea of how they view the world.
There are plenty of them in my neck of the woods. If I get their gist, it's not so much that they support Bush, but they feel like in order to stay true to their moral Christian family (read: fascist fundamentalist) values, they have to blindly support "God's chosen one" (read: the Republican).

OK, now I'm going to go purge because I just typed that
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There are plenty of them in my neck of the woods. If I get their gist, it's not so much that they support Bush, but they feel like in order to stay true to their moral Christian family (read: fascist fundamentalist) values, they have to blindly support "God's chosen one" (read: the Republican).

OK, now I'm going to go purge because I just typed that
You are exactly right! They support him based on ideology, therefore he can do no wrong. This boggles my mind especially when they call themselves "Christians". The hypocrisy is dumb founding. I am a believer, but believe me, not all Christians support/follow this lunatic of a leader (imo) whose actions are in total contradiction to the actions of Christ.
I look to Bono and Edge as people who walk the talk, quietly and with much grace.
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You are exactly right! They support him based on ideology, therefore he can do no wrong. This boggles my mind especially when they call themselves "Christians". The hypocrisy is dumb founding. I am a believer, but believe me, not all Christians support/follow this lunatic of a leader (imo) whose actions are in total contradiction to the actions of Christ.
Right, that's how the people are in my are too...scary people
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28% huh? Well you know what? The other 22.5% or whatever that voted for him twice and got us all into this better damn well support him too. Where were you in 2000 and 2004 when we elected this boob? No way, ya don't get off that easy...Bush voters ought to be wearing "1 <3 Bush" T-shirts until 2008 when we end this national nightmare.

Seriously though, that's pretty bad. I wonder if that 24% for Nixon in '74 was the worst ever for a President?
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Polls don't mean anything unless they support your position.

I think we should have a poll on this...
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I think we should have a poll on this...
I'll only believe in it if it proves me right.
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28% huh? Well you know what? The other 22.5% or whatever that voted for him twice and got us all into this better damn well support him too. Where were you in 2000 and 2004 when we elected this boob? No way, ya don't get off that easy...Bush voters ought to be wearing "1 <3 Bush" T-shirts until 2008 when we end this national nightmare.

Seriously though, that's pretty bad. I wonder if that 24% for Nixon in '74 was the worst ever for a President?
The worst ever was 22% for Truman in 1952, but today Truman is regarded as one of the greatest Presidents ever.

Over 70% of registered Republicans support Bush. According to the latest gallup poll, 40% of Americans are against any sort of pullout from Iraq. Bush's approval rating in the latest gallup poll is 36%. The fact of the matter is, most of these often repeated criticisms of Bush were there in 2004, and Bush won that election with the first clear majority for any Presidential win since 1988. George Bush received more votes in 2004 than any President has in history. One of Bush's strongest area's of support is the military and there are Americans from every single background race and religion across this country that currently support Bush, as well as U2 fans and members of this forum.
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