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Too bad it's a year too late...

by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / November 5, 2005 1:24 AM PST
Bush ratings drop to new lows in poll.

>> For the first time in his presidency, a majority of Americans questioned President George W. Bush's personal integrity as his approval ratings on key issues fell to new lows in an ABC News/Washington Post poll published on Thursday. Fewer than half -- 40 percent -- said Bush was honest and trustworthy. Separately, 67 percent rated his handling of ethics in government negatively and fewer than half called him a strong leader, another first, according to the poll.

Sixty percent of Americans disapproved of his overall job performance, which ABC said was "a level unseen since recession chased his father from office." That compared with a 39 percent approval rating, the poll said. <<

A more detailed analysis can be found at the AABC News site, though the story is not as well written (hence the primary Yahoo/Reuters link above).

One key point not mentioned by Yahoo: >>Those numbers are little changed ? not significantly worse ? from their immediate post-Hurricane Katrina levels. But the intensity of sentiment is running heavily against the president: In another first, the number of Americans who "strongly" disapprove of his job performance outnumber his strong approvers by more than 2-1, 45 percent to 22 percent. << In fact, the "strong disapprovers" now outnumber all the positive responders... At long last the public at large sees the emperor wears no clothes!

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(NT) (NT) zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
by Evie / November 5, 2005 1:50 AM PST
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(NT) (NT) Keep on snoozing while the anti-Republican tide swells!
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May we assume...............
by Mac McMullen / November 5, 2005 2:54 AM PST

.......GWB won't get your vote in 2008 ? Happy

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(NT) (NT) What was Clinton's number at similar time?
by duckman / November 5, 2005 3:22 AM PST
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the numbers
by kmarchal / November 5, 2005 7:56 AM PST

Bill Clinton: 37 percent

George H. W. Bush: 29 percent

Ronald Reagan: 35 percent

Jimmy Carter: 28 percent

Gerald Ford: 37 percent

Richard Nixon: 24 percent

Lyndon Johnson: 35 percent

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It was actually a rhetorical question for DK
by duckman / November 5, 2005 8:25 AM PST
In reply to: the numbers

Since he has NO understanding of the concept of history.

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Much higher, as the article reports. And no foreign riots
by Dave Konkel [Moderator] / November 5, 2005 1:29 PM PST

when Clinton travelled, DM -- unlike Bush, he was respected as a great international leader, rather than a shoot-from-the-hip cowboy.

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eyes and ears
by linkit / November 5, 2005 5:56 PM PST

Look at the signs and listen to the rhetoric of those protestors. They are anticapitalists, global socialists, and hard Marxists. Many of the leaders of those countries are extremely corrupt. Of course, Clinton was respected by those people. They don't protest one of their own.

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Their opinion matters!
by Evie / November 5, 2005 9:08 PM PST
In reply to: eyes and ears

One has to wonder to whom when they are seen carrying Che banners Sad

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One wonders what he was respected for Dave ...
by Evie / November 5, 2005 9:06 PM PST

... more than likely they liked not having to fear him or worry about having their bad side exposed. Saddam didn't take him seriously which is why the prewar intelligence WAS so pi$$ poor.

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What's this then?
by duckman / November 5, 2005 9:10 PM PST
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(NT) (NT) Main stream media only garners 28% itself
by Mac McMullen / November 5, 2005 8:22 AM PST
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Even if those were numbers from last year,
by duckman / November 5, 2005 8:36 AM PST

Would've beaten the chump you voted for any how

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