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Jon8503 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:31 AM
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Bush's Approval Rating Hits New Low
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 05:32 AM by Jon8503
By RON FOURNIER, AP Political Writer

WASHINGTON - 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.

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'm not happy with how things are going," said Margaret Campanelli, a retiree in Norwich, Conn., who said she tends to vote GOP. "I'm particularly not happy with Iraq, not happy with how things worked with Hurricane Katrina."

Republican Party leaders said the survey explains why GOP lawmakers are rushing to distance themselves from Bush on a range of issues port security, immigration, spending, warrantless eavesdropping and trade, for example.

The positioning is most intense among Republicans facing election in November and those considering 2008 presidential campaigns.

"You're in the position of this cycle now that is difficult anyway. In second term off-year elections, there gets to be a familiarity factor," said Sen. Sam Brownback (news, bio, voting record), R-Kan., a potential presidential candidate

(rest of article @ link below)

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060310/ap_on_go_pr_wh/bush...
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:33 AM
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1. Oh come on now, his supporters can't be in their last throes, again.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:37 AM
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2. I don't care if they come around now! I'm never forgiving them!
I want to bring Bush to justice, then bring the people who voted for him to justice too.
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SledDriver Donating Member (699 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:40 AM
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3. Yet they keep voting for him.
They don't like him, but they still vote repuke?
Then SHUT.THE.FUCK.UP. You got what you deserve!
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acmejack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:47 AM
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4. The problem with that is we also received what they deserve!
Which is perverted justice in my mind.
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 06:50 AM
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5. Where is the NBC/WSJ Poll? it's overdue.
Are they on 'orders' to postpone release until Chimp 'finds' Osama?
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Radio_Guy Donating Member (875 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:21 AM
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6. Here's what I don't understand
"Nearly four out of five Americans, including 70 percent of Republicans, believe civil war will break out in Iraq"

I don't believe civil war will break out in Iraq. I know civil war has broken out in Iraq. Many of these polls are asked of the misinformed or underinformed. If everyone knew what goes on in the White House, very few would vote Republican ever again.
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tlsmith1963 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 07:28 AM
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7. They Are So Naiive
Last night, my Republican stepfather noticed that I was on DU & wondered why we want to impeach Bush. "Because he's too power-hungry", I told him. He just couldn't believe that Bush was power-hungry! This country is being held hostage to people who just *don't pay attention*! I bet most Republicans don't even know what a neocon is! It's disgusting. No wonder our country is in such a mess. Most people are either too stupid, or they don't bother to pay attention.

Tammy
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