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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:01 PM
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Rasmussen has W. at 43% approval to 56% Disapproval
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 02:07 PM by louis c
however, an even more telling number is that 41% of americans strongly disapprove while just 22% strongly approve.

I have stated here before that Scott Rasmussen does all that is possible to make President Asshole look, well, less bad. I know that and I take that into consideration.

When the Commander-in-Chump reaches this level in his friend's polls, he's really in bad shape.

Wait 'till the indictments come, holy sh*t, no one will be able to make him look, shall we say, "less bad", because there is no one that can make this dismal excuse for a human being look "good" to anyone anymore.

Link:

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/Bush_Job_Approval.htm
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:03 PM
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1. i thought even rasmussen had him below 40 last week
:shrug: no?
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:05 PM
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2. rasmussen has never had him below 43%
Scott's his last friend that has any quotable polling.

He's gone.
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Lexingtonian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:25 PM
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3. I sort of like Rasmussen

They seem to tease every last tiny little bit of soft, guilty, secret Bush support out of their pollees. I used to think Rasmussen was dishonest (and some of it is clearly slimey), but now I consider what they do pretty useful.

Bush's top polling rating is 'handling terrorism' and otherwise dealing with disaster, and the same number as 'strong leader', which last I checked was stuck at 49%. Rasmussen does polling with subtle allusions this- questions about Hurricane Katrina- that run their numbers higher than the rest of pollsters. But Rasmussen's drop in the daily rating ever further below the 49% says there is really severe, mounting, downward pressure on Bush's ratings.

Hey, I can live with that. It sure looks like a one way trip.
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 02:28 PM
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4. You read Rasmussen the same way I do.....
realizing that he's pushing the numbers for the "asshole", so that when the pressure is downward here, there's no guess work left. The Asshole's gone.
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Lexingtonian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 03:12 PM
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5. it goes wider than that, happily
Edited on Wed Oct-19-05 03:15 PM by Lexingtonian
In wider polling for support of the two Parties' agendas, support for the Republican agenda is in the past year or two invariably identical to the Bush overall approval rating. Same with the overall support for the Republicans in Congress.

It all lumps together in the electorate- Bush, his Congress, and their Party are all inseparable, pieces of the same thing, in voters' minds.

After looking at it for a while, Presidencies stop working when their approval drops under their Party's proportion of the electorate, here 38%. At 32% all the moderate Republicans are gone and, linking as they do, there's no hope of Republicans holding onto majorities in Congress. At ~29% the hardline GOP coalition begins to disintegrate. 22-24% is where you get to the rockheads, the right end of the spectrum's counterpart bloc to the bloc of liberals at the right end.

I like to think I see a rate of permanent and total rejection of the present kind of Republicanism (i.e. the hardline Right kind created by Nixon) of about 1% or 1.1% per month throughout the Bush Presidential terms in the numbers. Goodwill or benefit of the doubt for this Republicanism starts at a virtual 100% in January 2001 in this model, approval runs and jumps and tumbles according to the incidents but never actually breaks through this slowly descending ceiling/asymptote of rejection of it. And now we're seeing Republicans struggle against it as it cuts into their own- but it's relentlessly crushing them.

I'm feeling pretty good about it and the next elections. I think a year from now we won't even be worrying about defeat, we'll be worrying ourselves about what and whether our own side will do enough following its/our victory.
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 04:21 PM
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6. Very good evaluation
I support your conclusions wholeheartedly
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 07:38 PM
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7. kick in the evening
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louis c Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-20-05 01:58 PM
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8. The numbers today are the same as yesterday
Edited on Thu Oct-20-05 01:59 PM by louis c
a very good sign for those of us who love America and can't wait for the day when President Asshole and his cronies are gone for good.
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