Skip to comments.Bush Approval 53% according to Gallup, on par with re-elected Presidents.
Posted on 07/06/2004 3:29:29 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
Bush has risen 4 points to 53% approval according to Gallup. Gallup is the only one with historical data on all recent Presidents. 53% approval is on par with Reagan and Clinton when they were re-elected at this same point in time before the election. This is good news indeed. I was eagerly waiting to see this latest Gallup number. Very good news.
Woohoo ! ! Go GWB Go !
good news if you believe that stuff
Brace for a momentary "Edwards" bounce.
sounds about right.
"Brace for a momentary "Edwards" bounce."
I wouldn't be too sure about that.
What makes you think any Edwards supporters would have become undecideds?
Expect a lot of LLL to be pissed that the DLC is calling the shots - Edwards is a DLCer.
Expect Union thugs to be angry their boy Gephardt wasn't chosen.
Expect Hillary to be angry she wasn't chosen, and break out FBI files.
I'm glad to hear this. On the surface Edwards seems a good choice, but unfortunately he has the same problem Kerry does, when he begins to speak up the doubt really sets in. And his two Americas crap ain't going to play well with that America that Edwards want to squeeze on behalf of the other America. If there ever was a candidate who lacked gravitas, it's him.
LEVITAS he has in copious amounts.
Credit to MadIvan for the concept!
I'm considering the squishy middle, about 10% of the voters, who sway with the breeze. They give their support based upon the last good or bad news they heard the tube. Kerry's decided on Edwards...he has good teeth and darn good haircut...so the squishy middle will sway to Kerry for a day or so, until another bit of good news comes out of the Bush campaign.
Real good pick by Kerry, he really has a firm grasp on what the Ameriican people are looking for in a President.
Women especially want to vote for a man that has better hair than they do.
All of those trial lawyer lovers will be out in force as well.
Kerry is a stupid ass.
Edwards = Fluffitas
PING for great news!!!!!!!!!11
Oops. I spoke too soon (or maybe too late). Glad to see someone else thought this worthy of posting on FR.
It's a real possibility. Rove, et al have all they need now. The Leftist and The Lawyer - a match made in hell. Get busy, guys.
There's probably so much dirty laundry on those two that the Bush team could have a field day. Therein lies the rub--they must be as aggressive as the grassroots!
A killer instinct and some smart attack ads. You know they'll clean house in the debates. The question is how bad do they want it?
Interesting internals on this Gallup Poll:
Total Registered Voters Polled: 1,824
- Non-Hispanic Whites: 727 (40%)
- Blacks: 704 (39%)
- Hispanics: 299 (16%)
- Others: 94 (5%)
Why the oversampling of Blacks & Hispanics? They had to make some HUGE adjustments at the top line to get their final results.
Tripple Aces for your tag line.
I also think his pretty boy thing will work against him over time. Same kind of thing as when you're struck by someone because of their looks, and then as you become more exposed to them you begin to notice imperfections of said beauts, and if their innerds (to put in terms edwards would understand) are mush, the road from beautiful to get me away from him becomes all too well traveled, with the first next exit being the new found path.
clinton is good illustration of my point. The soccer moms went ga-ga over him, in part at least, because he wasn't a pretty boy. He was a bit more masculine (we won't count his fear of penetration against him for the time being), while still remaining in touch with the not too feminine side of himself. In short, he was a passive-agressive type, pefectly suited for the public opinion whores A.K.A. independents.
My 2 cents: Don't get mad @ me, get Glade.
Right now W's average approval ratings is 49.1% from last 10 polls (Dem/GOP/CBS/Rasmussen polls don't count). The max W will get over his average approval rating in a 3 way race is 1% and 1.5% in a 2 way race.
So: If the election were held today, the approx election results would be.
All known as a 'dead cat' bounce in trading lingo, i.e., a slight bump before going over a cliff.
"also think his pretty boy thing will work against him over time."
Especially considering that all the things said about Quayle are actually true about Fluffy Edwards.
I had just completed that analysis & I see that you had already posted it!
The oversampling just jumped off the page.
LOL...a slight bounce before getting hit by the rear wheel.
I never know what to believe ... they all contradict each other. Zogby, this afternoon, said not to expect a rise in the polls either for Edwards or the Dim Convention ... country too polarized.
Haha! Great name, hope I can borrow it: Kerry and Fluffy!
Nonsense, ARG says its 44%!
I never know what to believe ... they all contradict each other. Zogby, this afternoon, said not to expect a rise in the polls either for Edwards or the Dim Convention ... country too polarized
WOW ,,,,Zogby is right for once
NOVEMBER is the real poll...don't know why they poll summer people for winter happenings!....Polls + Polls = ZERO!
No one in the Democratic coalition will be angry. Edwards will be a popular choice. The unions will swallow their pride -- they usually do. All these people are about power
-- power for socialism, when it comes down to it. We face a highly united party, what Lincoln once called "a disciplined, proud, and pampered enemy." (He, too, was speaking of the Democrats.)
Complacency will get us nowhere. We have to fight like dogs if we want to win. The good news: If we fight like dogs, we will win.
Fox/Brit Hume's show a few minutes ago, the All Stars: when people realize Edwards is in bed with the high powered trial lawyer lobby, who work night and day to kick up medical malpractice costs and drive doctors out of medicine, those who've suffered at the hands of these guys will come out loud and clear against Edwards. The Edwards honeymoon will be short and sour.
Good, haven't seen one of these in a while, I was getting curious what the numbers would be based on your theory.
Hill might release Kerry's secret medical/military, divorce records...she knows where all the bodies are buried and the last thing she wants is Kerry in the WH, maybe kicking the bucket as cancer recurs or botox goes to his brain, and Edwards takes over as pres...for a potential eight years.
Dem dirty tricks (including the usual October Surprise), voter fraud, and a tidal wave of anti-Bush media hit-pieces can be expected; I don't think the sheep are tuned-in to presidential politics enough yet to cast discerning votes. Many, if not most, of the "undecideds" will swallow Dan Blather's BS hook, line and sinker.
Remember Dubya had a five-point lead going into election day 2000.
"We have to fight like dogs if we want to win. The good news: If we fight like dogs, we will win."
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Enjoy the John-John time folks. You'll hear little from or about them after Nov 4th.
First, that the Dem bench is awfully thin if Kerry's choices really were limited to McCain, Gephardt, Vilsack, and Edwards.
Second, that Kerry either is not a student of presidential history, or is tempting fate. Only two sitting senators were elected to the presidency in the last 100 years (only three overall, I think). They were Kennedy and Harding and, oddly, both died in office in their first term. To the best of my knowledge, there has never been a ticket of two sitting senators. Should they win, it would be a true historical oddity given the American people's penchant for electing presidents who had prior executive-level experience (VP; governor; secretary of state in the early Republic; commanding general).
Third, Edwards outshines Kerry in looks and speaking style.
Fourth, and this might be the most important point, ever since he got to the senate, Edwards has carefully positioned himself to run for president. He's ambitious as heck, even though there's no core to him. The biggest thing he has going for him is that he's the darling of the Washington and New York political media. And, as a group, the trial lawyers are one of the biggest contributors to the Dem Party, if not the biggest after unions. Kerry seems to have caved to pressure from both the lawyers and the Washington-DC political media, especially the latter.
The political media is going to lie and say Edwards is a "moderate" when he's almost as far Left as Kerry and Kennedy. God help us of this pair are elected.
I know how bad I want it, but their response to the Kerry-Edwards lie factory will be key.
Fight like tomorrow is election day and your behind. Every day counts! Get in their faces wherever they try to spread their lefitst propaganda! Good news is heartening, but doesnt win elections. Lets go for nothing less then landslide.
96.5% + 94.5% Liberal Ratings in the Senate
I've been wondering about this very thing, all day. You are the first I've seen, address it. Thanks.
OK, ok 191% Liberal, I wented to gubbmint skools.
My2Cents: You are right on the money. No punn intended.
"Flipper and Fluffy"!!
60% minorities & non-whites? According to 2000 Census data, whites are 75.1% of the population!
The 39% black number is the big one. With the fact that 90% of blacks vote Democrat, this is quite the skew. Blacks are ONLY 12.3% OF THE POPULATION, yet they are almost on par with whites on this poll.
Bush must be doing VERY well in this case.
I believe they're the #1 & #4 most liberal senators respectively. This has to be one of the most liberal tickets they've ever put up.
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