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lancdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 08:14 PM
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I'm stunned that Bush got just a 4-6 pt. boost in overnight polls
Don't get me wrong, I still think, realistically, he'll be hard to beat in 2004, especially if the economy starts creating lots of jobs. I know the country is divided, but I thought for sure he'd climb into the mid-to-high 60s, at least for a couple of days. Yesterday, everyone was declaring his election in 2004 a fait accompli. This is just another example of media overkill.

http://www.pollingreport.com

I don't have a link to the NBC poll, but there's a thread on it here.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 08:16 PM
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1. It usually takes a week for the impact of something to hit the polls
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LittleDannySlowhorse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 08:21 PM
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2. Yep
It's too soon to tell what this means for anyone.
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boxster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 08:22 PM
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4. I agree. I think we're celebrating a tad too early.
Though, I certainly hope that the early pattern is continued. It would be an indication that the American people are actually catching on.
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TexasPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 08:23 PM
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7. and, for a couple weeks, he's been trending up
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lancdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 08:34 PM
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11. Really?
Could you elaborate?
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TexasPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 09:18 PM
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18. since 'Houston, the turkey has landed'
his numbers stopped falling. If someone has it, post that cool chart of all the president's with their approval ratings laid over the top of each other... that puts a perspective on W*'s spikes that is hard to match.

A moderate upward trend is relatively uncommon for him...
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slinkerwink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 09:11 PM
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16. that's why caution is the name of the game this week
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 08:22 PM
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3. well the stock market
didn`t care and by most indications christmas shopping is down. but the sun king flew to iraq and pulled saddam out of his hole,did`nt he? at least that`s what everyone is saying..even dean thinks the president should celibrate..
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arewethereyet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 09:30 PM
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19. thats why the stock market couldn't care
the WalMart figures were not happy. Xmas spending isn't looking as merry as before, thats why it went down after a strong rally to begin.
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 10:08 PM
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22. Good!
I made sure this year to do my Christmas shopping elsewhere. Maybe that's the way to hurt Wally World. Boycott them during the Christmas buying season.
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tsipple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 08:22 PM
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5. Link to NBC/WSJ Poll Thread
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barbaraann Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 08:22 PM
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6. Did you see the photos of people celebrating?
Almost every photo I saw in the news was one person or a tiny group of people. It was pathetic--the media was desperately trying to make it look like there was mass jubilation.

I think most people (like me) are greatly relieved, but not thrilled. I think that if every single American soldier were to return home safely there would indeed be great jubilation, and I would love to see that.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 08:23 PM
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8. Really? Something like this should have given him 10-15 pts.
4 - 6 pts will evaporate in a month.
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LittleDannySlowhorse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 08:26 PM
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10. Well, he got 3 points from the turkey stunt
So if capturing Saddam Hussein is roughly as important to the American people as having President Fuckface do a two-hour photo op with mock poultry, I don't know if he'll even get a month out of this.

As I said before though, it's too soon to tell.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 09:41 PM
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20. Hey...that's what I call him...
without the "president" part. :)
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LittleDannySlowhorse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 10:54 PM
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24. Forgive me!
I keep forgetting... GOVERNOR Fuckface.
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Cush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 08:24 PM
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9. Hmm
Well, this will be "Saddam Week", so don't expect too much coverage of other events.

So next week there could be a jump
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lancdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 08:38 PM
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12. True
I just thought the overnight trend would've been more favorable to Bush.
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Nlighten1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 08:43 PM
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13. As Public Enemy said...
Don't believe the hype!
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youngred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 08:44 PM
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14. Hard to beat, but people realize that this changes nothing
People are increasingly disliking Bush and that is only good for the country.... I shall love to see taht RW hubris get knocked down a peg come 2004
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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 09:09 PM
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15. the 3s may say recovery,
but people still are not seeing it and what if the next few quarters are back to the usual Wecovey?
the idiot george is NOT a shoein.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 09:17 PM
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17. Mildly surprised * didn't get more of a boost
from the capture of Saddam. If people really were frothing at the mouth to get him, * should at least have gotten 10 points.

4-6 points, hmm... I bet Turb Blossom is disappointed.
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forgethell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 09:52 PM
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21. Man I hate to say it
but if he gets 55, 56, 57 %, we may not have any Senators or Congressmen left. Not that most of them are worth a bucket of warm spit, anyway, at least so far as slowing done the RW agenda.
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-03 10:53 PM
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23. Nobody Likes the WiseASS, Poppy Was @ 90+%
but didn't know the price of milk.
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