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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:17 AM
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No Change, Bush Remains Below 50% in U.S.
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http://www.angus-reid.com/polls/index.cfm/fuseaction/vi...

No Change, Bush Remains Below 50% in U.S.


(Angus Reid Global Scan) George W. Bush keeps a steady level of public support in the United States, according to a poll by Gallup released by CNN and USA Today. 49 per cent of respondents approve of the presidents performance.

Busha Republicanearned a second four-year term in the November 2004 presidential election. In his Jul. 16 radio address, Bush outlined four key domestic proposals to enhance economic growth: the pending energy bill, the ratification of the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), a "fiscally responsible highway bill that modernizes roads and bridges, improves safety and opens up new job opportunities" and Social Security reform.

On Jul. 22 in Georgia, Bush discussed his Social Security reform proposals, saying, "Ill be frank with you, some people are playing politics with the issue there. They just dont, simply, want to do anything."

During his re-election campaign, Bush vowed to reform the Social Security system. The president has proposed allowing workers to divert up to four per cent of their Social Security taxes into personal accounts that could be invested in stocks and bonds.

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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:18 AM
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1. does that mean he isn't the president anymore?
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Jara sang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:19 AM
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2. Halliburton, Bechtel start your engines!
"fiscally responsible highway bill that modernizes roads and bridges, improves safety and opens up new job opportunities"
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:19 AM
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3. If 49% approve of what has gone down, we as a nation are f***ed IMHO
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 09:21 AM
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4. I agree totally! What will it take?
Maybe Bush giving the finger to the press? :-)
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bunkerbuster1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:08 AM
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5. goddamned innumerate journamalists...
"four per cent of their Social Security taxes into personal accounts..."

It's not 4% of the goddamned mother fucking TAXES you morons!

arghhhhhh!
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:50 AM
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6. and we know what happened
when his popularity dipped in 2001...don't we? :-(
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CJCRANE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:58 AM
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7. "Below 50% in US"
Then what's his approval rating outside the US?
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CountAllVotes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:22 AM
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8. probably about 10%
based on recent travels. :grr:

Maybe these polls are fixed too. Did this ever occur to anyone? Maybe *'s approval is way below 40% and they don't dare reveal this to the American people.

:think:

:kick:
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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:24 AM
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9. see this thread
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ingasm Donating Member (43 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 11:32 AM
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10. And the Lord said....
But the enlightened people in the south say that God will always be on Bush's side. Noooooooooooooooo!
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0rganism Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:23 PM
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11. The only poll that mattered was in November 2004
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 12:24 PM by 0rganism
Now that he's a lame(r) duck, bush's ratings can be in the single digits, and he doesn't have jack shit to worry about. He's got his, his top supporters have theirs, now he just has to get a handful of appeals court judges and two or more supreme court justices in place to uphold the neo-con power grab.

The American people have spoken through the mouth of Diebold, and declared to the world that we are IDIOTS. All the low poll numbers in the world can't touch bush now. In order to hurt him at this point, he'd have to face direct opposition from the senate, now packed with even more republican bullshit artists than in 2004.

Even now, the Democrats have shown little willingness (and even less acumen) to take advantage of the low polls to press for a congressional advantage. Every time a Dean or a Conyers gets serious about fighting republican corruption and fascism, they're immediately undercut by a Lieberman or a Nelson. If republicans had this problem back in 1994, they'd be the minority party today.
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WhiteTara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:23 PM
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12. Despite Gallup's best efforts
they can't lie enough to get his numbers over 50%. But in truth, the numbers are still too high at 41%. My survey in shopping lines and airport lines and phone calls with strangers put it at a lowly 20%.
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jsamuel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 05:26 PM
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13. Gallup is practically Bush's PR Manager
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 05:27 PM by jsamuel
lie if you have to...

How many of those responded were Repubs vs Dems?

That's what I thought...
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