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Bush Approval Rating Lowest Since 1948

Wed Dec 29, 2004 10:47 am

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-bushpolls28dec28,1,6013669,print.story

A Gallup survey conducted for CNN and USA Today puts Bush's approval rating at 49% — close to his preelection numbers. That's 10 to 20 points lower than every elected sitting president at this stage since just after World War II, according to Gallup, which has been tabulating such data since Harry S. Truman won a full term in 1948.

Bush's Gallup rating echoed a survey published last week by ABC News and the Washington Post, which put his approval rating at 48%. That poll also found that 56% of Americans believed the Iraq war was not worth fighting. Time magazine also put Bush's overall approval at 49%.


Of course, these are all right wing media outlets, so I am sure the people with their heads in the sand left wing members of A.net will cry foul.
 
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RE: Bush Approval Rating Lowest Since 1948

Wed Dec 29, 2004 10:52 am

Of course, these are all right wing media outlets, so I am sure the people with their heads in the sand left wing members of A.net will cry foul.

Aren't you a bright one? When you resort to name calling for those of opposing political beliefs, you not only make your argument weak, but yourself as well.

Bush's approval ratings at roughly 49% are no real surprise. Nothing much has happened since the election, and the numbers are roughly the same as they were at that time.
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RE: Bush Approval Rating Lowest Since 1948

Wed Dec 29, 2004 10:55 am

Quite a feat - he was only 2 years old in 1948.
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RE: Bush Approval Rating Lowest Since 1948

Wed Dec 29, 2004 10:57 am

"Quite a feat - he was only 2 years old in 1948."

Realising that he had already lost the support of one of his parents at that age, I feel a bit sorry for the guy.  Laugh out loud
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RE: Bush Approval Rating Lowest Since 1948

Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:00 am

Save the night college psychology crap for the YYZ is better than YUL posts.

My argument is the numbers themselves, they tell the story.
 
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RE: Bush Approval Rating Lowest Since 1948

Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:01 am

 Sleepy And Gallup said that Kerry was going to win the election. Sleepy

Their reputation cratered as bad as the Kerry campaign after coming in second to last (only Zogby was worse) in their election polling.
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RE: Bush Approval Rating Lowest Since 1948

Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:03 am

Clickhappy, I think your point didn't quite get through to me. At times, this english-language forum doesn't tell me whether a comment was tongue-in-cheek or not.
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RE: Bush Approval Rating Lowest Since 1948

Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:04 am

Night college psychology crap??? I hope you realize I haven't taken one psychology class in my life. It was just common sense, that's all.  Big grin

The numbers tell the story that nothing's changed since the recent election. The United States is currently a divided nation. Quite funny, Bush used to say "I'm a uniter not a divider." I guess he was wrong about that too!  Smile
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RE: Bush Approval Rating Lowest Since 1948

Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:06 am

No worries Algoes, my comments were not directed at you.

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RE: Bush Approval Rating Lowest Since 1948

Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:07 am

LMAO Aloges.


Clickhappy, keep in mind that the election is in Janruary and likewise the war is going to get worse because of that fact.

I don't think it has anything to do with the fact that if your numbers are down at this point so soon after the election then you're a worse president. It's just the effect of the war.


His still is a pathetic president though.
 
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RE: Bush Approval Rating Lowest Since 1948

Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:10 am

Can we at least agree that Michel Leblanc is a putz?
 
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RE: Bush Approval Rating Lowest Since 1948

Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:10 am

Nonono, I was talking about your line in the thread opener! No worries right back at you!
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RE: Bush Approval Rating Lowest Since 1948

Wed Dec 29, 2004 11:13 am

LOL, sure, keep stabbing Mr. Happy! Stop reading my profile!

Sure, Leblanc is a putz, but he's a shrewed business man who continues to pile up the cash!
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RE: Bush Approval Rating Lowest Since 1948

Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:23 pm




He won, accept it and get on with your life, the rest of us have.
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RE: Bush Approval Rating Lowest Since 1948

Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:25 pm

Not low enough apparently.

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RE: Bush Approval Rating Lowest Since 1948

Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:33 pm

Any yet the crawl at the bottom of the CNN screen tonight said that a poll showed Bush to be admired by four times as many people as said they admired Clinton - who came in second.

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RE: Bush Approval Rating Lowest Since 1948

Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:36 pm

Something about him being the first President to win a majority in...how long was it again?

First President to win along with gains for his party in the house and senate in...how long again?

LOL...Gallup.
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RE: Bush Approval Rating Lowest Since 1948

Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:39 pm

Kerry was for this poll before he was against it



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RE: Bush Approval Rating Lowest Since 1948

Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:41 pm

Stowaway . . .welcome to my RU list!  Big thumbs up

Jamesag96:Something about him being the first President to win a majority in...how long was it again?

Something about him winning more Popular Votes than any, ANY, other US president in history . . .



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RE: Bush Approval Rating Lowest Since 1948

Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:42 pm

And he still beat Kerry....

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RE: Bush Approval Rating Lowest Since 1948

Wed Dec 29, 2004 1:41 pm

Why would be care about approval ratings at this point.... he's already secured reelection and (for better or worse) established his Legacy-- so of what concern would it be to him?
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RE: Bush Approval Rating Lowest Since 1948

Wed Dec 29, 2004 2:08 pm

ConcordeBoy, it doesn't matter from a re-election perspective. However it does matter that people in his own party are being far more critical now that the campaigning is over.

He was quick to call it a 'mandate'. And he equates a mandate with a 'monopoly'. It was neither.

Even his own people are starting to circle the wagons a bit.

The approval rating is relevant because it shows he isn't the unifier he claimed he was.
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RE: Bush Approval Rating Lowest Since 1948

Thu Dec 30, 2004 12:15 am

He never called it a mandate...he said political capital and he was correct. You might remember Clinton was saddled with the "Mandate" moniker after the 96 election in which he did not secure anywhere near the votes or % points that GW did.
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RE: Bush Approval Rating Lowest Since 1948

Sat Jan 01, 2005 3:24 pm

I'm just happy we "Flushed the Johns in 2004!!!"
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RE: Bush Approval Rating Lowest Since 1948

Sat Jan 01, 2005 3:28 pm

What exactly does this mean:
That's 10 to 20 points lower than every elected sitting president at this stage since just after World War II, according to Gallup, which has been tabulating such data since Harry S. Truman won a full term in 1948.

Does that apply ONLY to second term presidents?

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