Monday, March 06, 2006


Another Day, Another Low For the Prez...


Lat week, we covered the CBS poll numbers that came out for the President, an all time low at 34%. The Apologists tried to spin the numbers, saying that CBS was just part of the "liberal media."

Today, more bad news in the form of poll numbers - this time from The Washington Post - ABC News. No doubt, the Apologists will once again slip their blinders on and, rather than admitting that there might be ANY hint of a problem, just dismiss the numbers away once again.

Again, I state, they do so at their own peril.

And once again, I'll challenge the Apologists... come up with numbers from another poll that state the case any better for the President. Any poll that might paint the picture a bit rosier, perhaps.

To give you a sense of exactly how bad these numbers are, Bush's approval number is now level with people who think rock and roll has been bad for America. Cheney is now only eight points ahead of the willingness to eat a rat on a reality TV show. (Thanks Blue Gal for pointing me to Bob Harris for these stats.)

Highlights of this most recent poll include:

* 80% believe that recent violence makes civil war in Iraq likely - this includes SEVEN IN TEN REPUBLICANS (are you listening Apologists?);

* 52% of those surveyed believed that the US should begin withdrawal of forces from Iraq;

* Two-thirds of the respondents fear that the president has no clear plan for resolving the Iraq situation. This is the highest level of doubt recorded since the question was first asked three years ago.

But that's OK, Apologists. You just keep pretending that everything's OK. Keep telling yourself that. 2006 and 2008 will be here before you know it, and then you won't have to worry about it any more.

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Posted by FleshPresser at 10:46 PM /

1 Comments

  • Blogger Blue Gal posted at 7:27 PM  
    Oh you're welcome for the tip...us Pennsylvanians have to help each other out (went to high school in Cambridge Springs). Actually, I found out about the Bob Harris quote from NPR's Wait, Wait, don't tell me. They said it was a blogger, but the one that plays with statistics like that is usually Bob Harris.

    Keep up the great blogging.

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