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Invisible1stimer
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Bush's approval rating is at 40 percent. An all time low.
    #4682340 - 09/19/05 04:26 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush's vow to rebuild the Gulf Coast did little to help his standing with the public, only 40 percent of whom now approve of his performance in office, according to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll released Monday.

Just 41 percent of the 818 adults polled between Friday and Monday said they approved of Bush's handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, while 57 percent disapproved.

And support for his management of the war in Iraq has dropped to 32 percent, with 67 percent telling pollsters they disapproved of how Bush is prosecuting the conflict.

The survey had a sampling error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

Fifty-nine percent said they considered the 2003 invasion of Iraq a mistake, 63 percent said they wanted to see some or all U.S. troops withdrawn from that country and 54 percent told pollsters they favor cutting spending on the war to pay for disaster relief.

Just 35 percent of those polled approved of Bush's handling of the economy, with 63 percent saying they disapproved.

Bush's overall job approval number was 40 percent, with 58 percent of those surveyed telling pollsters they disapproved of his performance in office. It is the second time his approval rating has hit that low a mark.

His personal qualities hit fresh lows: Only 49 percent called him a strong and decisive leader, down from 54 percent in July and 51 percent in August. Just 42 percent said he cares about people like themselves, and 47 percent called him honest and trustworthy.

By contrast, 51 percent did not consider him strong and decisive, 50 percent would not call him honest and 56 percent said he didn't care about people like them.

The poll did contain one bright spot for Bush, as 60 percent of those surveyed supported the confirmation of John Roberts, his pick for chief justice of the United States. Just 26 percent opposed Roberts' confirmation, while 14 percent had no opinion.
New Orleans speech

In a nationally televised speech Thursday from New Orleans' Jackson Square, Bush pledged to put the full might and money of the federal government behind the rebuilding of the hurricane-stricken region and vowed to find out what went wrong during the disaster response so that it never happens again.

He said the federal government will cover the "great majority" of the costs of reconstruction, estimated at $150 billion and up. And he conceded that the response to the disaster overwhelmed "every level of government" in the days following the hurricane.

But only 25 percent of those polled said they had great confidence in his administration's ability to rebuild the city and other Gulf Coast communities battered by Katrina, which slammed ashore August 29.

Another 43 percent said they had a moderate amount of confidence in the administration, while 21 percent said they had little confidence and 10 percent said they had none.

Nearly 900 deaths have been blamed on Katrina, which struck near the Louisiana-Mississippi state line. The chaotic response and sharp criticism of federal authorities prompted the resignation of Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Michael Brown and raised fears that the federal response to a major terrorist attack would be equally disorganized.

However, 50 percent of those polled said they feared the federal government would spend too much on reconstruction, and 45 percent said Americans should make "major sacrifices" to pay for the effort. But only 20 percent said they would be willing to make those sacrifices themselves.

Seventeen percent said they would be willing to pay higher taxes to support reconstruction efforts, while 15 percent favored financing the cost with more deficit spending. Six percent said they would pay for reconstruction efforts with cuts in domestic spending.
War spending

But 54 percent said they would cut spending for the war in Iraq, which 59 percent of those polled said was a mistake to have launched. That figure is the highest recorded in a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll. Only 39 percent said the invasion of Iraq was the right thing to have done.

Three in 10 favored a full U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, and 33 percent said they would support a partial withdrawal. Only 26 percent said they wanted to keep the number of troops at the current level of 138,000, and 8 percent said they wanted to see more troops deployed there.

A U.S.-led army invaded Iraq in March 2003, arguing that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was concealing weapons of mass destruction in violation of U.N. resolutions and could have provided those weapons to terrorists. No such weapons were found after Saddam's ouster, though a U.S. probe found Baghdad concealed some weapons-related research from U.N. inspectors.

Nearly 1,900 U.S. troops and an estimated tens of thousands of Iraqis have been killed since the invasion. The Bush administration now says U.S. troops are needed to secure the establishment of a democratic government in Iraq.




Bush now joins the beloved company of presidents Johnson and Nixon with the lowest approval ratings ever.


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Edited by 1stimer (09/19/05 04:27 PM)


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Re: Bush's approval rating is at 40 percent. An all time low. [Re: 1stimer]
    #4682694 - 09/19/05 06:04 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

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1stimer said:


Bush now joins the beloved company of presidents Johnson and Nixon with the lowest approval ratings ever.




do you have a source?



http://abcnews.go.com/sections/politics/DailyNews/poll_clintonlegacy010117.html






End-of Presidency Job Approval Ratings
Bill Clinton (2001) 65%
Ronald Reagan (1989) 64
Dwight Eisenhower (1961) 59
John F. Kennedy (1963) 63
George Bush (1993) 56
Gerald Ford (1977) 53
Lyndon Johnson (1969) 49
Jimmy Carter (1981) 34
Richard Nixon (1974) 24


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America's debt problem is a "sign of leadership failure"

We have "reckless fiscal policies"

America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.

Americans deserve better

Barack Obama


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Re: Bush's approval rating is at 40 percent. An all time low. [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4682766 - 09/19/05 06:22 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Nicely done. The guy who doesn't do a fucking thing is loved by all because he didn't piss anybody off, just left all of the heavy lifting to the next guy. I'm not fooled.


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Re: Bush's approval rating is at 40 percent. An all time low. [Re: zappaisgod]
    #4683062 - 09/19/05 07:42 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)



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Re: Bush's approval rating is at 40 percent. An all time low. [Re: Los_Pepes]
    #4683505 - 09/19/05 09:27 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Bush has gotten the ball rolling and the time has come for a more capable man to take over. Oh boy I'm excited.


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Re: Bush's approval rating is at 40 percent. An all time low. [Re: 1stimer]
    #4683718 - 09/19/05 10:08 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

One thing that is never acknowledged in this poll is that many who disapprove of Bush are republicans that think he is too fiscally liberal.

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Just 35 percent of those polled approved of Bush's handling of the economy, with 63 percent saying they disapproved.




This is a good example. The economy has actually been doing very well with great growth and good unemployment numbers. Half of that statistic are liberals who just hate bush and the other half is republicans who disapprove of his spending strategy. Also, bush NEVER mentions key economic numbers like Clinton did and that is no one's fault but his own.


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Re: Bush's approval rating is at 40 percent. An all time low. [Re: Catalysis]
    #4683790 - 09/19/05 10:25 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Given these numbers Bush has no chance in the next election.


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Re: Bush's approval rating is at 40 percent. An all time low. [Re: JesusChrist]
    #4683796 - 09/19/05 10:27 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

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Given these numbers Bush has no chance in the next election.




Given the fact that he cannot run in the next election, I would put money on your assertion. :wink:


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Re: Bush's approval rating is at 40 percent. An all time low. [Re: Catalysis]
    #4684860 - 09/20/05 01:50 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

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Catalysis said:
One thing that is never acknowledged in this poll is that many who disapprove of Bush are republicans that think he is too fiscally liberal.

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Just 35 percent of those polled approved of Bush's handling of the economy, with 63 percent saying they disapproved.




This is a good example. The economy has actually been doing very well with great growth and good unemployment numbers. Half of that statistic are liberals who just hate bush and the other half is republicans who disapprove of his spending strategy. Also, bush NEVER mentions key economic numbers like Clinton did and that is no one's fault but his own.




growth and unemployment figures are fallacious at best.. the numbers that really do matter dont look too impressive ..

http://www.epinet.org/content.cfm/webfeatures_econindicators_income20050831

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The number and share of persons in poverty also increased last year, from 12.5% to 12.7%, the fourth consecutive increase since poverty hit 11.3% in 2000 (the end of the last expansion). Since that year, 5.4 million more persons, including 1.4 million children, have been added to the poverty rolls.




the real surprise was that a full 37% of the respondents would actually defend such a policy...


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Re: Bush's approval rating is at 40 percent. An all time low. [Re: Annapurna1]
    #4685030 - 09/20/05 03:08 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

I notice you doubt the growth numbers, the unemployment numbers...

But you buy into the "poverty roll" numbers?

Isn't defining and measuring something like poverty a more nebulous undertaking than measuring harder statistics like GDP growth, inflation, home ownership, and unemployment?


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Re: Bush's approval rating is at 40 percent. An all time low. [Re: 1stimer]
    #4685816 - 09/20/05 01:08 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Interesting statistics; too bad the morons already gave him his second term.


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Re: Bush's approval rating is at 40 percent. An all time low. [Re: mantis]
    #4686142 - 09/20/05 03:23 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Kerry leads Bush in new poll (Feb 2, 2004)
CNN ^ | Feb 2, 2004



Kerry leads Bush in new poll Bush's approval numbers dip

(CNN) --Sen. John Kerry, the front-runner among Democrats vying for their party's presidential nomination, leads President Bush in a head-to-head matchup, according to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll released Monday.

Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina and retired Gen. Wesley Clark also emerge as formidable opponents, according to hypothetical matchups in the poll, which found a decline in Bush's approval numbers.

The poll, based on interviews with 1,001 adult Americans, including 562 likely voters, was conducted in the days after the New Hampshire primary.

The poll underscores both Kerry's momentum after his wins in New Hampshire and Iowa, and increased favorability among Democrats in general as they dominate political news with their primaries and steady criticism of Bush.

The general election is slightly more than nine months away and Bush has yet to launch his campaign in earnest, meaning the poll numbers are all but certain to shift.

When the 562 likely voters were asked for their choice from a Bush v. Kerry race, 53 percent of those picked Kerry, and 46 percent favored Bush.




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America's debt problem is a "sign of leadership failure"

We have "reckless fiscal policies"

America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.

Americans deserve better

Barack Obama


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Re: Bush's approval rating is at 40 percent. An all time low. [Re: Annapurna1]
    #4686365 - 09/20/05 04:29 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

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Annapurna1 said:

http://www.epinet.org/content.cfm/webfeatures_econindicators_income20050831






Nice link you got there. From their issues guide:


"ISSUE GUIDES
living wage
minimum wage
offshoring
poverty and family
retirement security
social security
unemployment
welfare"

That's all of it. Another socialist hatchet job.


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