Friday, March 10, 2006

Polls Still Don't Matter

I've said many times that polls are meanlingless, and today is no different. AP released a poll that puts King President Bush's overall approval rating at only 37%.

Well that's obviously false. They clearly only asked Democrats what they thought.
More and more people, particularly Republicans, disapprove of President Bush's performance, question his character and no longer consider him a strong leader against terrorism, according to an AP-Ipsos poll documenting one of the bleakest points of his presidency.

Oh. Ok, well, they must have only asked people who voted Republican for the first time in the past election.
I'm not happy with how things are going," said Margaret Campanelli, a retiree in Norwich, Conn., who said she tends to vote Republican. "I'm particularly not happy with Iraq, not happy with how things worked with Hurricane Katrina."

I know - they must be equating the stalemate of the US Congress with the President's leadership. That tends to happen.
Stung by criticism, senior officials at the White House and the RNC are reminding GOP members of Congress that Bush's approval ratings may be low, but theirs is lower and have declined at the same pace as Bush's. The message to GOP lawmakers is that criticizing the president weakens him _ and them _ politically.

"When issue like the internal Republican debate over the ports dominates the news it puts us another day away from all of us figuring out what policies we need to win," said Terry Nelson, a Republican consultant and political director for Bush's re-election campaign in 2004.

Anyways, he's a second-term president. It doesn't matter anymore. He's in, what are people going to do?
Personally, far fewer Americans consider Bush likable, honest, strong and dependable than they did just after his re-election campaign.

By comparison, Presidents Clinton and Reagan had public approval in the mid 60s at this stage of their second terms in office, while Eisenhower was close to 60 percent, according to Gallup polls. Nixon, who was increasingly tangled up in the Watergate scandal, was in the high 20s in early 1974.

I'm sure that if they asked only Republicans and no Democraps they'd find the numbers stayed the same.
Bush's job approval among Republicans plummeted from 82 percent in February to 74 percent, a dangerous sign in a midterm election year when parties rely on enthusiasm from their most loyal voters. The biggest losses were among white males.

Thank G-d white males never got us anywhere in this country. Let's just remember that everyone is steadfast in their support of the president and his policies in giving the Iraqi people democracy and freedom.
Nearly four out of five Americans, including 70 percent of Republicans, believe civil war will break out in Iraq _ the bloody hot spot upon which Bush has staked his presidency. Nearly 70 percent of people say the U.S. is on the wrong track, a 6-point jump since February.

I just hope that DovBear the Humble hasn't seen this yet.


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