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Bush's approval ratings hit new low
Reuters ^ | April 24 2006

Posted on 04/24/2006 1:46:06 PM PDT by jmc1969

President George W. Bush's approval rating fell to 32 percent, a new low for his presidency, a CNN poll showed on Monday.

The survey showed that 60 percent of Americans disapprove of the way Bush is handling his job.

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1 posted on 04/24/2006 1:46:08 PM PDT by jmc1969
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To: jmc1969

Close the border and start deporting, and what watch the poll climb!


2 posted on 04/24/2006 1:47:25 PM PDT by Die_Hard Conservative Lady
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To: jmc1969

People must have heard his great speech in Irvine CA.and the never ending insult slap-in-the-face line "jobs Americans just won't do"


3 posted on 04/24/2006 1:47:39 PM PDT by stopem (If we need a "guest worker" we'll call........if the phone doesn't ring it's me!)
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To: jmc1969

Oil price hits a new high and Bush approval hits a new low.


4 posted on 04/24/2006 1:47:43 PM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady
Close the border and start deporting, and what watch the poll climb!

No it won't. Pictures of screaming children on buses headed for the border would be a disaster for Bush and the GOP.

5 posted on 04/24/2006 1:48:42 PM PDT by sinkspur (Things are about to happen that will answer all your questions and solve all your problems.)
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To: jmc1969
The survey showed that 60 percent of Americans disapprove of the way Bush is handling his job.

Correction: 60 percent of CNN devotees trust the bull the MSM slings.

6 posted on 04/24/2006 1:48:46 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: dc-zoo
Oil price hits a new high and Bush approval hits a new low.

Or...Illegals in America hits a new high and Bush approval hits a new low.

Both issues are working against him...or is it the other way around?
7 posted on 04/24/2006 1:49:11 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (If every illegal came here, carrying a barrell of oil, our problems would be solved (at least w/gas))
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To: jmc1969

Anyone notice that everytime he says "comprehensive immigration reform" and "jobs that americans won't do" it drops another point?

Keep repeating that mantra now Mr. President, apparently you are one of the few left that can still stand to hear it.


8 posted on 04/24/2006 1:49:50 PM PDT by sheana
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To: jmc1969

CNN, and the lunatic mediots in charge of the MSM win these polls, and we win elections.


9 posted on 04/24/2006 1:49:54 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist homosexual lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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10 posted on 04/24/2006 1:50:48 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (There's a dwindling market for Marxist homosexual lunatic wet dreams posing as journalism)
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To: jmc1969

yeah 32% of CNN watchers..


11 posted on 04/24/2006 1:50:49 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Kerry-Mckinney in 2008!)
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To: jmc1969

Oh well, the MSM has once again proved themselves to be a bunch of liars so why rely on their poll.


12 posted on 04/24/2006 1:50:57 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: jmc1969

Illegal immigration is at an all time high (Hmmm, coincidence?)


13 posted on 04/24/2006 1:52:14 PM PDT by piceapungens
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To: sinkspur

I agree but don't worry, I doubt that will happen.


14 posted on 04/24/2006 1:52:16 PM PDT by mlc9852
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To: sinkspur

Yeah, sounds like, "I feel their pain'.. 'for the children'..

Protect and Respect Americans Mr. President, Close the borders now! Cut off the freebies, arrest employers of illegals and many will go home on their own.


15 posted on 04/24/2006 1:52:26 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless America and All who protect and preserve this Great Nation.)
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To: Cementjungle
Well, FOX's poll from last week had his number at 33%...and had the republican number below 70%.

Have you been reading the threads lately? These numbers are not hard to swallow...

16 posted on 04/24/2006 1:54:20 PM PDT by ContemptofCourt
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To: jmc1969

He could visit conservative strongholds being overrun by illegals and tell his base how he is all for thinly-veiled amnesty. That should bump his polls up. Not.


17 posted on 04/24/2006 1:54:56 PM PDT by LexBaird (Tyrannosaurus Lex, unapologetic carnivore)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

The border thing is a no win either which way Bush goes on it so who really give a rat's a*s anymore? Iraq is the number one issue by almost 2 to 1 then Immigration but followed by gas within a couple points. Bush should just deal with Iraq and gas then let the chips fall where they may with immigration.


18 posted on 04/24/2006 1:55:09 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

Give all Americans $3 million,and what watch the poll climb!


19 posted on 04/24/2006 1:55:13 PM PDT by woofie
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To: ContemptofCourt
These numbers are not hard to swallow...

They are for the bushbots.

20 posted on 04/24/2006 1:55:16 PM PDT by JackDanielsOldNo7 (If it wasn't for marriage, I would not have this screenname.)
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To: sinkspur

yep...the image of kids and broken up families being deported would be an even worse PR nightmare for the President.


21 posted on 04/24/2006 1:55:32 PM PDT by ruschpa
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady
Close the border and start deporting...

I was listening to the radio about an hour ago and heard W say there was no way they were going to deport that many people.

But he's not up for re-election, is he?

22 posted on 04/24/2006 1:56:24 PM PDT by randog (What the...?!)
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To: jmc1969
The mud-slinging is starting early this year.

Keep it up. There will be nothing left for an October surprise and Repubs will sweep Congress.

23 posted on 04/24/2006 1:56:48 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: jmc1969
I was watching his California speech today on Fox, thinking what a fine speech he was giving, and then he repeated that dog-eared statement about the terrorists "hijacking a great religion."

That is the equivalent of saying that the Evangelicals or the Catholics or the Baptists have hijacked Christianity.

The Wahhabis and Salafists and Qutbists and Twelvers (and other hard core Shia) have not hijacked a religion...they are a solid part of it.

I understand that he must pick his words carefully so as not to divide his constituents, but if he honestly believes islam has been hijacked...he is a minority of one (well, two if you count Condi).

24 posted on 04/24/2006 1:57:16 PM PDT by Dark Skies
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

I think it's more a gas price issue than anything else. The higher the price the lower his ratings.


25 posted on 04/24/2006 1:57:29 PM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: ruschpa
yep...the image of kids and broken up families being deported would be an even worse PR nightmare for the President

It's a balance of putting the nation first or putting politics first.

26 posted on 04/24/2006 1:57:38 PM PDT by MaineVoter2002 (http://jednet207.tripod.com/PoliticalLinks.html)
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To: sinkspur
Pictures of screaming children on buses headed for the border would be a disaster for Bush and the GOP.

And pictures of screaming children of illegals skipping (stolen, taxfunded) school to wave mexican flags is a plus?

27 posted on 04/24/2006 1:58:14 PM PDT by LexBaird (Tyrannosaurus Lex, unapologetic carnivore)
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To: jmc1969

So what's your thoughts on this that prompted it be posted?


28 posted on 04/24/2006 1:58:45 PM PDT by RedBloodedAmerican
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady
Close the border and start deporting, and what watch the poll climb!

Excellent point!

29 posted on 04/24/2006 1:59:35 PM PDT by neutrino (Globalization is the economic treason that dare not speak its name.(173))
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To: RedBloodedAmerican

Unless the president can come down hard on the border and deal with gas prices it will be a bad November I suspect. The public wants action not talk at this point in time.


30 posted on 04/24/2006 2:01:39 PM PDT by jmc1969
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To: tobyhill

Because all of the polls are pretty much in convergence. All but the most loyal of bushbots are unhappy with the direction the country is going, to varying degrees. Illegal immigration is the issue that galvanizes the country now.


31 posted on 04/24/2006 2:01:55 PM PDT by Flavius Josephus (Nationalism is not a crime.)
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7
Rasmussen has him at 40...

A mass deportation just wont work. That does not negate the need for immediate border security. Stop the flood, then sort out the rest later. JMHO...

32 posted on 04/24/2006 2:02:34 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Kerry-Mckinney in 2008!)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady

Exactamundo.


33 posted on 04/24/2006 2:02:59 PM PDT by hershey (nli)
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To: cardinal4
Stop the flood, then sort out the rest later.

We did this 20 years ago and here we are doing it again. The flood will not stop until there is a real plan in place. For the mightiest country in the world, we sure have a lot of idiots sailing the ship.

34 posted on 04/24/2006 2:04:22 PM PDT by Glenn (There is a looming Tupperware shortage. Plan appropriately.)
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To: sinkspur
No it won't. Pictures of screaming children on buses headed for the border would be a disaster for Bush and the GOP.

That's a ridiculous argument, of course. Only a few are even suggesting that this is the way to handle it -- and it's mostly the pro-illegal lobby, trying to scare the ones who want illegal immigration stopped.

It's also a false argument. How about enforcing the law against businesses and getting rid of free government incentives for illegals? I mean, there ARE other reasons the illegals are coming besides Mexico being so dreadful.

Bush might as well be standing at the border with a bullhorn hollering "come on over!"

35 posted on 04/24/2006 2:04:26 PM PDT by Types_with_Fist (I'm on FReep so often that when I read an article at another site I scroll down for the comments.)
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To: Die_Hard Conservative Lady
The numbers would be phenomenal.
36 posted on 04/24/2006 2:04:43 PM PDT by Paige ("Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." --George Washington)
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To: LexBaird

;) Good comeback!!


37 posted on 04/24/2006 2:05:20 PM PDT by stopem (If we need a "guest worker" we'll call........if the phone doesn't ring it's me!)
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To: jmc1969

An immediate and visible method of being seen "to do smoething" whould be to repeal the federal gas tax temporarily..


38 posted on 04/24/2006 2:05:44 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Kerry-Mckinney in 2008!)
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To: jmc1969
It's going to get even lower when his latest Illegal Immigration remarks reach the general public. (Where the Democrats failed, the Republicans succeeded.)
39 posted on 04/24/2006 2:06:02 PM PDT by Savage Beast (The Democrat Party: Goneril and Regan on a national scale!)
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To: jmc1969
You can bet the lamestream media is patting themselves on the back including Fox. They need news and I do not trust Fox any more either.
40 posted on 04/24/2006 2:06:02 PM PDT by Paige ("Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." --George Washington)
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To: for-q-clinton

Yeah, I believe he also said today that there's nothing he can do about the gas prices. Why doesn't he just come out on stage and hit himself in the head with a 2X4? That would hurt him less than what's coming out of his mouth today.


41 posted on 04/24/2006 2:07:03 PM PDT by Flavius Josephus (Nationalism is not a crime.)
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To: cardinal4

His Fox poll are also in the dumps.


42 posted on 04/24/2006 2:07:31 PM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Grampa Dave
I caught the anouncement on CNN. My excuse? Liberal spouse had the T/V on. I wonder if it is just me but..... the un- adulterated enthusiam and virtual joy in Wolf Blitzer' voice breeched professional decorum.

If only something can cause them to give a Katie Courician sour grapes delivery. The time is over due for CNN to take a prat fall. Time will tell.

43 posted on 04/24/2006 2:07:46 PM PDT by Peter Libra
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To: SeaBiscuit
To blindly support the Pres is silly. Are we not allowed to state the obvious ? His message , such as it is , jobs Americans won't do ! Like the Marines , Army etc. ? C'mon this is getting ridiculous ! Did no one point out to him while driving thru Cali , the signs showing a gallon of regular @ 3.25 per ? While in Calli did no one show him the stink hole known as the "border" ? His administration refuses to attack their critics. The Sun. shows are populated by the enemy . No response . The talk shows will be unlistenable by labor day. Can you imagine 6 mos of, The democrats are worse than the repubs ! Vote for the less odious !
44 posted on 04/24/2006 2:07:53 PM PDT by fantom
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To: Flavius Josephus
I am a strong Bush supporter. He is a helluva lot better than the electable alternatives.

I think he really needs to tack to the right, no doubt about it. He also needs to pound the liberals and 'rats for their refusal to allow energy development here in America.

Oh, and he needs to tell the Republicans in Congress (the Senate especially) to grow some gonads.

The immigration thing is a sticky wicket--he's essentially doing the same thing Reagan did, as far as I can tell. If he does that and truly cracks down on the border, things will be okay.

45 posted on 04/24/2006 2:08:00 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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Does this mean Bush's chances for re-election have slipped?

Opinion polls come and go and ebb and flow, but we actually elect a new President only once every four years.
46 posted on 04/24/2006 2:09:09 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: Glenn

THey did NOT stop the flood 20 years ago. We believed they would if we'd just let them give the amnesty. The People are not too interested in letting them have the amnesty and trusting them on the security this time.


47 posted on 04/24/2006 2:09:36 PM PDT by Flavius Josephus (Nationalism is not a crime.)
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To: Flavius Josephus

Not according to the FOX poll. The Fox poll shows Iraq number one, immigration two but followed by the economy by just 1 or 2 points.


48 posted on 04/24/2006 2:12:40 PM PDT by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: jmc1969

Rasmussen says he's at 45%. One can pick whatever poll they want.


49 posted on 04/24/2006 2:13:11 PM PDT by Kenny Bunkport
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To: sinkspur
Pictures of screaming children on buses headed for the border would be a disaster for Bush and the GOP.

Hire Janet Reno...she has experience repatriating children at gunpoint!

50 posted on 04/24/2006 2:13:36 PM PDT by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (Toon Town, Iran...........where reality is the real fantasy.)
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