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Poll: Bush Worst President Since 1945 - Reagan Picked As Best President In Nationwide Survey
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Posted on 06/01/2006 8:35:25 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Poll: Bush Worst President Since 1945 Reagan Picked As Best President In Nationwide Survey

(CBS News) President Bush has been named as the worst president since the end of the World War II in a new national poll.

Mr. Bush was chosen by 37 percent of the voters who participated in the the Quinnipiac Unversity survey. Richard Nixon finished second with 17 percent -- just ahead of Bill Clinton with 16 percent.

Ronald Reagan was the top choice as best president, with 28 percent. Finishing second was Clinton with 25 percent.

The poll reflected deep partisan divisions. Mr. Bush was ranked worst by 56 percent of Democrats and 35 percent of independent voters but only 7 percent of Republicans.

Reagan, on thew other hand, was named as the No. 1 president by 56 percent of Republicans and 25 percent of independent voters but only 7 percent of Democrats.

"Kennedy and Truman get big Democratic votes, especially among baby boomers (45 - 64 years old) and seniors (over 65), but recent memory counts," said Maurice Carroll, director of Quinnipiac's Polling Institute.

"Democrats say Clinton's the best and Republicans say he's the worst. Republicans don't think much of Jimmy Carter either. There's no contest for the GOP favorite: It's the Gipper," Carroll adde

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1 posted on 06/01/2006 8:35:30 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
I'm sorry, does anybody remember Jimbo Carter?
2 posted on 06/01/2006 8:37:20 AM PDT by MPJackal ("If you are not with us, you are against us.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Whatever my issues with Pres. Bush, he's been a pretty good President. His is no Carter, and no Clintoon.


3 posted on 06/01/2006 8:37:38 AM PDT by Little Ray (If you want to be a martyr, we want to martyr you.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Ain't it the truth!


4 posted on 06/01/2006 8:37:45 AM PDT by basil (Exercise your Second Amendment--buy another gun today!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Any assessment of a presidency while it's still underway is just so much creative maturbation.


5 posted on 06/01/2006 8:38:49 AM PDT by atomicpossum (Replies must follow approved guidelines or you will be kill-filed without appeal.)
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To: basil

Remember Carter?
How about Clinton?


6 posted on 06/01/2006 8:39:00 AM PDT by Darksheare ("Oh No! Zombies!" Actually, they aren't. They just haven't had their coffee yet.)
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To: Sub-Driver

The only poll that counts is conducted every four years in November.

Everything else is opinion pieces in the guise of a poll.


7 posted on 06/01/2006 8:39:14 AM PDT by mnehring (Those who advocate, and act to promote, victory by Democrats are not conservatives!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Roosevelt - it can be argued that his policies worsened the depression, but what can not be argued is he started us on the road to socialism.


8 posted on 06/01/2006 8:41:02 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN
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To: Darksheare

Jimmah Cahtah was the worst president of the United States. Bill Clinton was the worst man to have become president.


9 posted on 06/01/2006 8:41:07 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: MPJackal

I remember Jimmah, though I was just a young skull full of mush at the time. I was a toddler during the LBJ years but from what I've learned since, I'd have a hard time deciding between the two for 'worse president since WWII.'


10 posted on 06/01/2006 8:41:31 AM PDT by posterchild (Waiting for inspiration for a new tagline.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Quite amusing (and silly) since Reagan was just about as hated during his days in the White House. In fact, many people are still convinced his Alzheimers started during his second term. Yet now he is loved? Well I'm glad to see it. Perhaps one day people will appreciate Bush for facing up to and not running away from difficult challenges.


11 posted on 06/01/2006 8:42:12 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Sub-Driver

Polls come out the way the pollster wants them to come out. They are meaningless.


12 posted on 06/01/2006 8:42:21 AM PDT by RoadTest (For the love of money is the root of all evil - I Timothy 6:10)
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To: posterchild

Er, I wasn't a toddler for all of the LBJ years, just the final year:)


13 posted on 06/01/2006 8:42:46 AM PDT by posterchild (Waiting for inspiration for a new tagline.)
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To: Darksheare
How about Clinton?

50+ Reasons Jimmy Carter was a Better President than Bill Clinton

by P.J. O'Rourke

14 posted on 06/01/2006 8:43:18 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Sub-Driver

Clinton - Rated second best and third worst. Shows how meaningless these type polls are.


15 posted on 06/01/2006 8:43:55 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: MPJackal

Carter really wasn't a president. He was just a placeholder, keeping the seat warm for Regan.


16 posted on 06/01/2006 8:44:06 AM PDT by ladtx ("It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it." -- -- General Douglas MacArthur)
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To: Sub-Driver
The Quinnipiac University poll was carried out from From May 23-30 and surveyed 1,534 registered voters nationwide. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points.

..like most polls, it don't tell you the voter breakdown by party...probably 900 democrats,200 independents,and 400 republicans...the other 34 don't even know what day it was.......

17 posted on 06/01/2006 8:44:09 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF...8th TFW...Ubon Thailand...408thMMS..."69"...Night Line Delivery...AMMO!!)
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To: ladtx

Regan = = Reagan


18 posted on 06/01/2006 8:44:26 AM PDT by ladtx ("It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it." -- -- General Douglas MacArthur)
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To: rhombus

Yes, I too remember when Reagan was stupid, a dinosaur, and so on -- in fact, all the things G.W. Bush is today.


19 posted on 06/01/2006 8:44:30 AM PDT by joylyn
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To: Sub-Driver

Another deceptive drive-by media misleading headline. You have to read the article to find out he was voted worst president by DEMOCRAPS

The title implies he was voted worst by everyone.


20 posted on 06/01/2006 8:45:25 AM PDT by Mr. K (Some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: rhombus

Bingo!


21 posted on 06/01/2006 8:45:35 AM PDT by dfwgator (Florida Gators - 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions)
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To: Sub-Driver

they left off this part off the poll...

The Quinnipiac University poll was carried out from From May 23-30 and surveyed 1,534 registered voters nationwide. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points.

too bad they only asked 1500 people, the democrats are just so desperate for a win they will take anything like this as a victory
just this morning matt lauer is interviewing the american idol winner and he says that more people voted for taylor than for bush, but unfortunately for you democrats you only get to vote once i'm sure the liberals wish that you could vote for president 10 times each over the telephone, but you liberal losers really need to move on Bush won kerry lost get over it and take those stupid kerry-edwards bumper stickers off your subaru wagon


22 posted on 06/01/2006 8:45:54 AM PDT by edzo4
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To: Sub-Driver

Jimmy Carter was at least 10x worse. People either have short memories or they weren't old enough to remember.


23 posted on 06/01/2006 8:46:07 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Sub-Driver

Just like Truman, Bush's presidency will be seen in a much better historical light.

And Reagan deserves top billing along with about 3 or 4 others.


24 posted on 06/01/2006 8:46:31 AM PDT by pissant
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To: Sub-Driver
Sometimes the best action is not the most popular. It takes courage and leadership to pursue the right course.

Klintoon governed by watching the polls and going which ever way the wind blew - that's why the public, which is generally pretty stupid, awarded him second place. Slick had been too busy avoiding problems, lining his pockets from campaign contributions from the Red Chinese and indoctrinating interns to face the hard questions. That's why President Bush inherited a world that led to 9/11.

25 posted on 06/01/2006 8:46:57 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Former SAC Trained Killer)
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To: Sub-Driver

Sorry,

But Jim-E-Carter was (and still is) the worst Preident in the history of the Universe.


26 posted on 06/01/2006 8:47:15 AM PDT by roaddog727 (eludium PU36 explosive space modulator)
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To: Sub-Driver

this poll was taken either in venezuela, cuba or 49th street and the east river.


27 posted on 06/01/2006 8:48:11 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Zactly.


28 posted on 06/01/2006 8:49:58 AM PDT by Darksheare ("Oh No! Zombies!" Actually, they aren't. They just haven't had their coffee yet.)
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To: rhombus
Quite amusing (and silly) since Reagan was just about as hated during his days in the White House. In fact, many people are still convinced his Alzheimers started during his second term. Yet now he is loved? Well I'm glad to see it. Perhaps one day people will appreciate Bush for facing up to and not running away from difficult challenges.

Let's see. Reagan is remembered for phrases like "Shining city on the hill," "Mr. Gorbachev tear down this wall," or "The Evil Empire." So far W will be remembered for "Doing the work Americans won't do," "Addicted to oil," or "Islam is the religion of peace."

29 posted on 06/01/2006 8:50:00 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Since 1945?

Does this mean he's better than FDR in his first two terms, or aren't they counting dictators.


30 posted on 06/01/2006 8:50:08 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: VRWCmember; Darksheare
And a rebuttal:

O'Contraire
Why Jimmy Carter is worse than Bill Clinton


by Daniel Clark

31 posted on 06/01/2006 8:50:42 AM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: Sub-Driver

How do you limit it to just one?


32 posted on 06/01/2006 8:50:47 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: ladtx
Carter really wasn't a president. He was just a placeholder, keeping the seat warm for Regan.

while "lusting" and letting Americans languish for 444 days as hostages, while discussing nuclear proliferation with his daughter while dodging killer rabbits and cleaning up after Billy pee'd all over the WH grounds and interest rates where at 19%....just another day

33 posted on 06/01/2006 8:51:15 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF...8th TFW...Ubon Thailand...408thMMS..."69"...Night Line Delivery...AMMO!!)
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To: Dixie Yooper

At last! A poll not designed to create headlines, but to inform and educate! (sarc)


34 posted on 06/01/2006 8:51:15 AM PDT by Patrick1
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To: Sub-Driver

W isn't running again so this is beating a dead horse. Every modern President has this happen if he survives into a 2nd term. If you took this (with the MSM antagonism) in 1986, Reagan was at a low with the Iran-Contra. Carter was Afganistan / Soviet Union and approaching Iran Hostage. W has an active war with an actively antagonistic (NY Times) MSM.


35 posted on 06/01/2006 8:51:34 AM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: MPJackal
A consequence of Reagan's greatness is people have forgotten Carter, since much of the mess he made was fixed by Ronaldus Maximus.

-Eric

36 posted on 06/01/2006 8:51:34 AM PDT by E Rocc (Myspace "Freepers" group moderator)
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To: Sub-Driver

***The Quinnipiac University poll was carried out from From May 23-30 and surveyed 1,534 registered voters nationwide. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2.5 percentage points.***

No further details?
Was this a CBS sponsored poll?
Anyway, my two cents says LBJ was the worst. We will pay forever for his "Great Society". And he probably would have had Welcome Wagons at the southern border.


37 posted on 06/01/2006 8:52:53 AM PDT by daybreakcoming (If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. A. Lincoln)
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To: Brilliant

He is definitely not the worst. However, after the 24/7 nonstop media campaign to smear him, the libs may have successfully burdened him with that perception.

One thing for sure, he is the worst communicator. I think that is the main problem here. His PR machine is incredibly weak.


38 posted on 06/01/2006 8:53:36 AM PDT by Wristpin ("The Yankees announce plan to buy every player in Baseball....")
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To: VRWCmember

LOL!
That list is huysterical.


39 posted on 06/01/2006 8:54:40 AM PDT by Darksheare ("Oh No! Zombies!" Actually, they aren't. They just haven't had their coffee yet.)
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To: Sub-Driver

We could elect a real rock as President, and Jimmy Carter would still be the worst.


40 posted on 06/01/2006 8:54:41 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: Little Ray
And thankfully, he's no Reagan either. He didn't cut and run from Lebanon, he didn't raise taxes on corporations, he didn't give us O'Connor and Kennedy on the USSC either.

And, oh yes, he didn't grant amnesty to illegals with no qualifications at all.

I'd say I'm pretty thankful for President Bush.

41 posted on 06/01/2006 8:55:00 AM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: CIB-173RDABN

LBJ Doesn't get enough 'credit' for the complete failure of his presidency and the long lasting negative effect on the country. Hell, the illegal immigration problem we have now can be directly pointed back at him..


42 posted on 06/01/2006 8:55:49 AM PDT by mnehring (Those who advocate, and act to promote, victory by Democrats are not conservatives!)
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To: Doogle

Apart from bungling the border issue, GWB at least has sought to defend America. Carter and Clinton weakened us.

In any case, this poll's margin of error is plus or minus irrelevancy.


43 posted on 06/01/2006 8:56:05 AM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: VRWCmember

44 posted on 06/01/2006 8:56:35 AM PDT by edzo4
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To: Sub-Driver
What, no Gerald Ford? The musical achievements on his watch are by themselves enough to put him in the top five:

THE TOP FIVE
Week of September 18, 1976

1. Play That Funky Music
Wild Cherry

2. (Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty
K.C. & The Sunshine Band

3. I'd Really Love to See You Tonight
England Dan & John Ford Coley

4. A Fifth of Beethoven
Walter Murphy & the Big Apple Band

5. You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
Lou Rawls

45 posted on 06/01/2006 8:57:48 AM PDT by untenured
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To: Sub-Driver
Mr. Bush was ranked worst by 56 percent of Democrats and 35 percent of independent voters but only 7 percent of Republicans.

so, all you FR math majors, how much were the RATS oversampled...if Pres. Bush was rated worst by 37% ?
46 posted on 06/01/2006 8:58:25 AM PDT by stylin19a (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps.)
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To: edzo4
..your right!!..no wonder clintoon can't find his legacy,it's on the bottom of his shoe


Doogle
47 posted on 06/01/2006 8:58:45 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF...8th TFW...Ubon Thailand...408thMMS..."69"...Night Line Delivery...AMMO!!)
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To: mnehrling

LBJ - I would agree, but without Roosevelt laying the ground work, LBJ would not have been able to do as much harm as he did. Perhaps we can have a three way tie, Roosevelt/LBJ/Carter (or four way if you want to include Clinton).


48 posted on 06/01/2006 8:59:02 AM PDT by CIB-173RDABN
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To: Sub-Driver
Too much American Idol... and a pi$$-poor knowledge of history can only explain this pathetic, display of ignorance.
49 posted on 06/01/2006 8:59:53 AM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: VRWCmember

Excellent!
And.. typo alert, check your keyboards.


50 posted on 06/01/2006 8:59:57 AM PDT by Darksheare ("Oh No! Zombies!" Actually, they aren't. They just haven't had their coffee yet.)
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