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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:44 PM
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Bush's plunging popularity bodes ill for Santorum (PA poll)
Being aligned with president not a good thing, poll finds.

By Jeff Miller
Call Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON | President Bush's falling approval ratings are casting a shadow over Republican U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum's bid for a third term, a new Morning Call/Muhlenberg College poll found.

Among the 54 percent of Pennsylvania voters dissatisfied with Bush's job performance, only 9 percent intend to support Santorum while 57 percent back his likely Democratic challenger, Bob Casey Jr.

Overall, Casey leads Santorum, 37 percent to 29 percent, with 31 percent undecided. <snip>

''It will be a significant challenge for Santorum to show a divide between him and the White House,'' said Christopher Borick, director of Muhlenberg's Institute of Public Opinion, which conducted the poll. <snip>

http://www.mcall.com/news/nationworld/state/all-a4_5pol...
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ktowntennesseedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:46 PM
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1. I feel sorry for Rick.
NOT!!!!!!!

:rofl:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:42 PM
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20. Good! It's
"NOT"!!! :)
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:47 PM
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2. It couldn't happen to a more deserving person. NT
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deadparrot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:47 PM
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3. Au revoir, Ricky!
:hi:
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:47 PM
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4. May Bush's coattails extend to every Senator and House member.
Bush is radoactive, and Santorum perhaps even more so. Good news!
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:49 PM
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5. Too bad, Rick. You could have been a loser without any help from W
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GinaMaria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:49 PM
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6. I think Santorum could sink with or without *
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:49 PM
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7. didn't they get the memo?
bush's popuLarity is now soaring!! :rofl:
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:49 PM
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8. What "plunging"?
I just read that his approval rating has gone UP to 45%.

Please feel free to tell me that what I read was wrong, wrong, wrong.

Please.................
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:06 PM
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10. I'd guess inertia increasinly dominates his ratins. It caint be ..
John Q Public is switchin back and forth real quick: "I loves im. I loves im not. I loves im. I loves im not ..."

Nope. Attitudes is hardenin, and George II is accumulatin enemies bigtime.

Course, maybe all that means for us Dems, once again, is: We has got yet another opportunity to snatch defeat from the jaws of certain victory ...
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OldLeftieLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:23 PM
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12. You know,
there has to be a moment in which our hero stands up. Someone with the balls of a Peter Rodino, or a Sam Ervin, or a Howard Baker, or even a Sam Dash - someone who's unfraid of this bunch and who will put his faith in the law.

Of course, first, these thugs have to be caught.
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lancdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:28 PM
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15. The article is about his numbers in PA alone
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I Have A Dream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:35 PM
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18. The most recent information that I've seen is at the links below.
http://www.surveyusa.com/100USSenators0805SortedbyHighe...

http://www.surveyusa.com/100USSenators0805SortedbyNetAp...

The information's from August, but he's next to the last in reference to approval ratings and net approval ratings. I don't know if things have changed much since then, but he's said some more stupid things since August, and they have been covered in the local press at least where I live.
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11cents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 06:50 PM
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9. John McCain: "I did not eat cake with that man."
In fact, he's never met him.
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MarkTwain Donating Member (902 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:19 PM
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11. 31 Percent Undecided....
.... you have just GOT to be kidding.

A third of the population of a relatively sophisticated state like Pennsylvania has yet to realize what a bag of shit is Little Ricky and the GOP?

Considering the size of the GOP base in that state, one can only hope that this represents a severe disconnect by those loyal Republicans who have moved from the GOP side of the equation into the undecided side but have yet to make the leap into reality....

.... after so many of Little Ricky's fucked up remarks, strategies, and policies and the consummate failures of DimSon and the GOP in general, just what more is it going to take to move them to Casey is the real question.
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amber dog democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:23 PM
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13. Texas is worse
I still see a fair amount of Chimp stickers on SUVs and pickups...but fewer than there were a couple of years ago. Maybethere is a percnetage, say 25 or 30%, that will follow the Chimperor no matter what. Got to love cognative dissonance.
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lancdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:30 PM
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16. I was surprised by that, too
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 07:33 PM by lancdem
No other PA poll has anything close to that. I live here, so I know.
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:52 PM
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24. I can't believe that 31% either, but all these ribbons on cars and "W"
bumper stickers are still a concern to me. How could anyone be undecided with those two candidates? Crazy.
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:24 PM
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14. Sanctimonius Santorum Sinking....
with a big W anchor around his neck.

I like it!
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AX10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:35 PM
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17. Santorum is gone, with or without Bush.
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antonialee839 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:40 PM
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19. It will be a pleasure to kick that creep to the curb of my state.
:kick:
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BurgherHoldtheLies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 07:57 PM
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21. Show a divide???? (P)ricky has backed W 100% these past 5 years.
And who's sanctimonious mug did we see standing front and center behind Bushie at the inauguration this year????

Anyone?

Yes, it was (P)ricky.



Get the hell out of PA you hypocrite...on second thought, just stay in Virginia where you ACTUALLY live.
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Free2BMe Donating Member (535 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:19 PM
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22. According to David Brooks,,PBS..News Hour
Bush's rating in up 6 points..Where he didn't say.
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:46 PM
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23. Brooks is a reliable source of current Repub soundbites, usually ..
.. slightly polished to make him sound thoughtful and independent.

Tonight, Brooks was citing Gallup. But Gallup started blaring "Bush is back up" about a week after Katrina struck, when most of the obviously lying Repub talking heads were hooting the same.
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