Conservative Wall Street Journal Poll:Bush Approval Ratings

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  1. ASLANSPAL

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    Bush Approval Ratings
    Sink to Lowest Point in Presidency

    President Bush's job approval ratings are at their lowest point of his presidency as only 40% of U.S. adults have a favorable opinion of his job performance and 58% have a negative opinion, according to a Harris Interactive poll.


    The war in Iraq has climbed to the top of a list of issues Americans say it's most important for the U.S. to address and the economy is now viewed as the second most important issue, according to the poll.

    At the same time, Vice President Dick Cheney's approval ratings slipped to 35% from 38% in June, while Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's approval ratings dropped to 40% from 42%.
     
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    You ought not post other people's words without a link.
     
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    The drop is happening because Bush doesn't seem like he's honest or a true conservative.

    He promised a conservative agenda, but he's not delivering.

    The Gaza pullout is a prime example. Along with Roberts (who's clearly another Souter), Roe v. Wade, not condeming Frist with stem cells.... I could go on.

    More than 1/2 the country is conservative based on the last election now. The libs will never like him anyhow. If he's below 50%, he's losing the base.

    He's gotta straighten out things and live up to his promise as a Christian conservative!
     
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    Doesn't matter what the polls say, the Fact Remains that Bush is President and doesn't care what the polls say.

    And democrats cannot understand that because they live by the polls.
     
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    When Bush was riding high in the polls, the Dems said polls didn't matter; now they're constantly emphasizing how low his poll numbers are.
     
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    The ASP strikes again! :D
     
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    Don't fool yourself the President and especially
    Karl Rove watch the polls.

    These are historically low polls for a sitting
    President...in other words he is making history.

    And these lowerering poll numbers are an indication he is out of touch with the American
    people.

    It is significant if he does not want to get
    overly lame in his lame duck years and be abandoned by Republican congressman.

    His management is being evaluated by the American
    people and they have a right to let him know.

    Osama Bin Laden and his neglect in capturing or
    killing him is abysmal and needs to realize if he
    does not do that ..he will be the worst President
    in our history.

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    Old Regular every time I see your name I think of
    times when Gas was cheaper...another reason bush
    the oil man (who brags about it) poll numbers
    are down as well.

    Gas $2.61 a gallon reminds people once a week
    how good bush is as an oil man.
     
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    Karl Rove watches the polls - Sure! He'd be a fool not to. That's part of his job.

    George Bush watches the polls? I doubt it.
    Dick Cheney watches the polls? I doubt it.

    Does Rove tell these guys what the Poll Numbers are? Absolutely.

    Do they care? Not Really.

    So Alanspal - What's your point?
     
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    Bush has won his last election ever so his personal polls do not matter as much. There are 2 obvious reasons for the low numbers: a terrible war in which 1/2 of the Democrats want to abandon no matter the consequences, and high oil prices.

    I myself would not call The Wall Street Journal conservative so much as I would call it scholarly country-club GOP. A better conservative paper is the thoughtful Investors Business Daily.

    I agree that the numbers are unimportant at this stage of the Bush term. For one thing, Bush is on a working vacation out of hot Washington DC while Congress is taking a non-working vacation. For another thing, Bush has no real control over events in Iraq and the price of oil so the blame is misplaced.

    I like both Presidents Bush. The current President has an all-American personality of kindness and good-nature. He is someone that you can like easily.

    As for his father, I can hardly say enough for all of the good things that he did for his country from age 17 until even now. And his grandfather Prescott Bush was also a great man who drafted the legislation for the interstate highway system.

    History will be very kind to the Bush family.
     
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    cmg that is one big apology for someone who is
    doing a terrible job and is out of touch...his
    management style hearkens(pun)back to his days
    of Arbusto and how he runs companies into the ground and others are left holding the tab..by
    all means he should be held accountable..and I stand on my statement if he does not catch or
    kill Osama Bin Laden he will be the worst 8 year
    President in our history ..and the polls are a part of history as well and are etched in stone
    for future reference.

    By all means Rove tells them to care Hardsheller
    and the point is Historical low numbers are being
    met..even lower than Richard Nixons at the height
    of Watergate.

    Polls are done Scientifically(Oops! I mentioned
    Science)and measure the pulse of the nation ..we
    have several polling sources but they all seem
    to be within range of each other.

    ARC has bush at 36% that is a historic low
    WSJ/Harris(conservative)has him at 40%

    The pulse of the nation is showing bush is out
    of touch. imho

    Another reason Rove tells him to care is the
    2006 mid terms.

    Another reason Rove tells him to care if the
    American people tune bush out then bush and his
    policys are tuned out and if he is out of touch
    then people tell and write their congressman who
    pass it along to rove...it is related.

    Cheney and Bush may deep in their hearts do not care and that only exposes how they use and fool the electorate but they are told to care because
    rove tells them to care if anything for a decent
    legacy.
     
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    You really don't get it do you Alanspal?

    You really Believe George W. Bush or any president can actually do everything they desire to do.

    Washington, D. C. is full of turf protectors, obstructionists and back stabbers whose only concern is their own interests.

    Now you say that describes W and Cheney.

    I say it describes the other 99.9 percent of the buffoons they have to deal with on a daily basis.
     
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    Another apology for bush ..which is fine
    when will bushbots take responsibility and stop making excuses for this out of touch president who has a track record of running things into the ground.

    "Washington, D. C. is full of turf protectors, obstructionists and back stabbers whose only concern is their own interests"
    =Who controls the Congress!?

    Remember bush ran as a leader and not as a
    deceiver but it seems that the later is the norm
    and mix that with p.r. gimmicks and you do not
    have a commander in chief ..you have a cheerleader
    in chief with very little substance. imho

    So Hardsheller are you saying the polls are unscientific .

    "You really Believe George W. Bush or any president can actually do everything they desire to do."
    = boy never said that but bush is the executive
    branch and his party also controls congress that
    is without question..are you saying even his own
    party is deserting him Hardsheller. Just take
    the marriage amendment promise which garnered him
    a lot of votes in 2004 ..I see that as a big
    gimmick he perpetrated on those whom he got
    excited to vote for him and now he shows them
    the curb...we all agree the President has the
    bully pulpit..but he has not said a peep or lifted
    a hand to follow through on that promise ..so the point is , he obstructs his own promises. Another
    is his leadership in the price of oil he actually
    said this:

    BUSH: It's an issue I know a lot about. I was a small oil person for a while in west Texas. This is an administration that's had no plan. And all of a sudden the results of having no plan have caught up with America. First and foremost we have to fully fund -- heat which is a way to help low income people in the east to pay for high fuel bills. We need an active exploration incentive in America. We need to explore at home. You bet I want to open up a small part of Alaska. When that field is online it will produce one million barrels a day. Today we import one million barrels from Saddam Hussein. I would rather that a million come from our own hemisphere, have it come from our own country as opposed to Saddam Hussein. I want to develop the coal resources in America. Have clean coal technologies. We better start exploring it or otherwise we'll be in deep trouble in the future because of our dependency upon foreign sources of crude. (now he said this 5 years ago ..well guess
    what we are in trouble..my salient point where
    was his leadership for 5 years and please do not
    use the excuse he was obstructed..again who controls the Congress).

    He made this enormous flip
    flop in 1999:Gas Prices :
    Mr. Bush was critical of Al Gore in the 2000 campaign for being part of “the administration that's been in charge” while the “price of gasoline has gone steadily upward.” In December 1999, in the first Republican primary debate, Mr. Bush saidPresident Clinton “must jawbone OPEC members to lower prices.”

    As gas topped a record level of $50 a barrel this week, Mr. Bush has shown no propensity to personally pressure, or “jawbone,” Mideast oil producers to increase output.

    A spokesman for the president reportedly said in March that Mr. Bush will not personally lobby oil cartel leaders to change their minds.

    Again flip flop deception..saying things to get
    elected but once elected gets lazy just as he
    was lazy when he ran a business.imho

    Again polls show the pulse of the nation scientifically and they are showing him out
    of touch. imho
    back at you ;)
    Me thinks you really don't get it Hardsheller? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Yes Alanspal, I'm saying that Polls are unscientific because every poll that is taken is created by subjective human beings and taken by subjective human beings.

    I thought this was proven conclusively on election night, 2004. Did you miss that?
     
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    Alanspal,

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