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Awsi Dooger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-17-04 06:18 PM
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The next batch of approval ratings will hint if Bush's poll gain is legit
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They should be released more frequently as election day approaches. We desperately need to keep that number below 50%. TruthIsAll averages 11 numbers and it was 48.38% at last call.

However, I noticed Gallup jumped from 51% to 55%. They absurdly oversample GOP, but if more reliable pollsters like Zogby and American Research Group show a jump in Bush's approval number we can't discount Bush's gain in the polls. There is a direct relationship.

Notice Kerry's approval number did not drop in the Gallup poll, still 52%. By partisan logic it should have fallen if significantly more Republicans were polled this time than during the previous sample a week earlier.

I continue to believe, based on reactions of 19 mostly apolotical people who watched the debate at my home, that Bob Schieffer's jackass final question ("strong women in your life") allowed Bush to give a phony Average Joe response ("met Laura at a backyard barbeque"); restoring his likeability advantage and boosting his approval rating. It was the final impression coming out of the debates.
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