Bush Approval Rating at 51%

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  1. KenH

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    Wednesday July 06, 2005--Fifty-one percent (51%) of American adults approve of the way George W. Bush is performing his role as President. This is the first time his Approval Rating has topped 50% since June 10.

    Forty-eight percent (48%) disapprove of the President's performance.

    It remains to be seen whether this improvement reflects lasting change or is merely statistical noise.

    - rest at SOURCE
     
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    Sounds like we are back to where we were at the election, huh?
     
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    I'm a Bush supportor, and this has to be noise. Even those of us who like the man are fed up with gas prices, food prices, and such things.
     
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    He scored some points with "When A Friend Gets Attacked, I Don't Like It”... the whole country
    reads headlines about 100 million dollars is going to be spent for this circus...then Bush
    comes on board and admonishes special interests.

    That was a popular thing to do. imho
     
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    Just a passing thought, but Chirac's approval rating in France is about 28%. [​IMG]
     
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    Gas prices, adjusted for inflation, are lower than in the 1970's.
     
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    Still higher than they were just six months ago though, aren't they?
     
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    Still higher than they were just six months ago though, aren't they? </font>[/QUOTE]So What? :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
     
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    The following table illustrates how relatively inexpensive gasoline is compared to other products. It shows the price of gasoline per gallon compared to the price of a sample of other liquids products Virginia consumers buy on a regular basis. As of May 2005, the average price of gasoline in Virginia was $2.02 per gallon.

    http://www.vpcga.com/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=152

    Retail Price of a Gallon of Gasoline in Virginia Compared to a Sample of Other Items, May 2005

    Items $/gallon

    Gasoline $2.07

    Milk $2.99

    Coca-Cola $2.84

    Gatorade $5.20

    Evian Water $5.60

    Orange Juice $6.64

    Crisco Oil $7.44

    Perrier Water $8.16

    Snapple $10.32

    Scope Mouthwash $27.20

    Lemon Oil $27.22

    Olive Oil $51.04

    Shampoo $40.44

    Real Maple Syrup $57.08

    Jack Daniel's Bourbon $101.12

    Visine Eye Drops $995.84

    Nasacort Nasal Spray $2,615.28
     
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    Like I said, they were not as high just six months ago. If your response to that is "so what," then why should I possibly care what the price of gas was in the seventies?

    Bottom line: gas prices are going up. All of the items you list are delivered to the store by truck. That would mean that the prices of these items will be going up too, as the costs are passed onto the consumer.
     
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    Great post!!!
    That really kind of brings you back to reality.
     
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    What does all that list have to do with transportation?? If anything the price of oil
    will impact old regs grocery list.

    Bush the oil man is an abject failure imho

    but that is not what is boosting his ratings right now
    and I don't think it is noise either it has everything to do with the supreme court though.

    People in the middle and left of middle are feeling bush out and are moving his direction and
    they are sensing the same. imho

    Laura Bush is pro choice...Barbara mom Bush is pro
    choice..pappy bush is pro choice...those voices
    are telling him to move to the middle and chastise
    all these special interests that are making it a
    circus.

    They are going to frame Alberto Gonzales as in the middle and if bush wants him ..bush will get
    him...the Democrats will not say much it is the
    moderate Republicans game and I think George is
    playing their game.imho

    Fred Thompson now of Hollywood has to be a slap
    in the face of special interests from the right,
    again it shows bush moving towards the middle.

    I look for his numbers to go up 53 even 54% just
    because he is maneuvering to the middle.
     
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    The trouble is, gasoline is used in much higher quantities than these other fluids.
     
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    Yes, indeed: certainly clears it up for me. I guess that, despite the FACT that gas prices are higher than they were six months ago, and still headed upward, I really have nothing about which to worry, right?

    The "reality" will be much more apparent later this summer...........
     
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    Yes, but what I see when I look at that list are a lot of products that I don't need nearly as much as gasoline but many Americans won't do without their coca-cola or gatorade, or perrier water.

    Then we complain about paying 2.00 a gallon for fuel to get us to work and the grocery store and the doctor's office.

    I enjoy the irony of it all. [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, indeed: certainly clears it up for me. I guess that, despite the FACT that gas prices are higher than they were six months ago, and still headed upward, I really have nothing about which to worry, right?

    The "reality" will be much more apparent later this summer...........
    </font>[/QUOTE]That's right. You really don't have a thing to worry about since you're a Christian.

    Worry is one sin I can certainly do without. How about you? [​IMG]
     
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    Well...maybe not.

    You disappoint me,BiR. [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks BiR ..you never disappoint me or God [​IMG]

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2004-05-25-gas-inflation_x.htm

    Fuel prices cost consumers at more than just the pump
    By Doug Abrahms, Gannett News Service
    WASHINGTON — Consumers feeling the pinch of $2-a-gallon gasoline every time they fill up could also start seeing higher prices when they buy groceries, get a pizza delivered or catch a cab.
    Higher gasoline prices mean higher costs to ship goods to the store, from stew to salsa, and some retailers have started passing on those costs. Lawn mowing and trash collecting services are charging more because of high gas. And manufacturers that use oil to make plastics or operate their plants are also trying to pass on higher costs to consumers.

    Some examples of rising prices:

    • Hormel Foods is raising prices on Spam, Dinty Moore stew and Chi-Chi's salsa at least 4.5% because of increased costs. "This is the first price increase we've taken since 2000," said spokeswoman Julie Craven.

    • Birds Eye Foods, maker of frozen vegetables, pretzels and salad dressing, is raising prices at least 5% next month partly because it's paying more for shipping and for plastic bags, which are made from petroleum products.

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    Then again Texas Sky might be right it may be
    just noise..people are tired of bush the oily
    man mr. ceo of our country &lt;sarcasm&gt;

    If oil goes to 80 dollars a barrel perhaps
    bush goes to plug nickel in popularity.

    but as it stands now I think his bump is tied
    to the Supreme Court process and the perception
    he is moving towards the middle.
     

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