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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:29 AM
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Poll: Trust in the Administration Is Dropping (52% "deliberately misled")

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1545244,...

Poll: Trust in the Administration Is Dropping
A majority believe Bush "deliberately misled" the American people on Iraq, according to a new survey. Even the media get higher marks for trustworthiness

A rash of books critical of the Bush administration's conduct of the Iraq war together with damaging leaks from the National Intelligence Estimate appear to have weakened President Bush's credibility, according to a a TIME/The Oprah Winfrey Show poll.

A majority of Americans (52%) now believe that President Bush "deliberately misled" Americans to build his case for the Iraq war, up four points from late last year. Only 41% now believe that the President was "truthful and honest" based on the intelligence he was given down four points from late last year.

Views on Bush's truthfulness remain highly partisan, with large majorities of Democrats and a lesser majority of independents questioning Bush's truthfulness.

Democrats (85%) and Independents (55%) believe President Bush misled the country into going to war. Only 13% of Republicans share this view.
57% of "blue" states and 48% of "red" states feel that President Bush was deliberately misleading.
66% of white born-again or evangelical Christians felt that President Bush was truthful and honest with regard to the Iraq war.

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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:35 AM
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1. Bush "deliberately misled" the American people on Iraq...
bush LIED.

Lie \Lie\, v. i. d); p. pr. & vb.
n. Lying (l"ng).] en,
leen, leoen, AS. le<'o>gan; akin to D. liegen,
OS. & OHG. liogan, G. l<"u>gen, Icel. lj<=u>ga, Sw. ljuga,
Dan. lyve, Goth. liugan, Russ. lgate.]

To utter falsehood with an intention to deceive; to say or do
that which is intended to deceive another

Lie \Lie\ (l), n. G. l<"u>ge, lug, Icel. lygi, Dan. & Sw. l<"o>gn, Goth. liugn.
See Lie to utter a falsehood.]
1. A falsehood uttered or acted for the purpose of deception;
an intentional violation of truth; an untruth spoken with
the intention to deceive.

The proper notion of a lie is an endeavoring to
deceive another by signifying that to him as true,
which we ourselves think not to be so. --S. Clarke.

It is willful deceit that makes a lie. A man may act
a lie, as by pointing his finger in a wrong
direction when a traveler inquires of him his road.
--Paley.

2. A fiction; a fable; an untruth. --Dryden.

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BootinUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:45 AM
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2. Only 13% of Republicans
know how to spit out the truth. Shocking.
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:20 AM
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7. Yes, but that is the 13% of Republicans with an IQ over 100. nt
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:40 PM
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9. That 13% may not care. They may just be evil. (nt)
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 09:45 AM
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3. That 13% is a group we may be able to convice to vote Dem or stay home. nt
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grytpype Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 10:20 AM
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4. Bush Lied, Hundreds of Thousands Died.
Bush has killed more Americans than Al Qaeda (as of October 9, when the US deaths in Iraq crossed the 2,752 mark).
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:05 AM
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5. "Misled" is a weasel word
Lied. He lied.
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davekriss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:17 AM
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6. Blind allegiance to their Fuhrur
That is, the 87% that believe Bush was truthful in his march to war. One truly needed to be blind in late 2002, early 2003 not to see the lies.
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carzen Donating Member (112 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:37 PM
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8. I'm surprised the number is as low as 52%
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:53 PM
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10. so, what is the problem with the 48% who still believe?????
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kurth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:52 PM
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11. The TIME/Oprah Winfrey Show poll??
Is Oprah in the polling business too?
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:12 PM
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12. It can't be any clearer that Bush tricked the people into going to war
under false or/and fabricated intel (Colin Powell)
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damntexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:58 PM
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13. Ooh, even lower credibility than the MSM!
But how can 41% still believe in Dubya's veracity?
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