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Bush's Approval Up On Zarqawi's Death, But It May Not Last
Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 10, 2006 | JED GRAHAM

Posted on 06/10/2006 5:44:47 PM PDT by RWR8189

For one day at least, President Bush was more popular than he's been all year.

The president's lagging poll numbers got a swift boost from Thursday's news that U.S. warplanes had killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the most wanted-terrorist in Iraq.

Polling done on Thursday for the IBD/TIPP Presidential Leadership Index gave Bush a 44.2 rating, up from 39.1 in the prior days of June and 38.9 in May. The last time the Index reached this level was in December, when it hit 44.3.

Readings below 50 are negative. The complete June index will be released on Tuesday.

Raghavan Mayur, president of TIPP, a unit of TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence, said the sudden rise in sentiment on a range of issues, including America's standing in the world, suggests Bush's bounce is "totally attributable" to Zarqawi.

(Excerpt) Read more at investors.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: approval; bush43; poll; polling; polls; tipp; zarqawi; zarqawibounce

1 posted on 06/10/2006 5:44:52 PM PDT by RWR8189
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To: RWR8189

Bush don't care about polls and popularity he wants to get the job done in Iraq.

I think most of these are fixed anyway !


2 posted on 06/10/2006 5:50:29 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Children are a Blessing Abortion is slapping God in the Face !)
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To: RWR8189

MSM has to brainstorm now about how to present events in bad light in order to bring those numbers down.


3 posted on 06/10/2006 5:53:52 PM PDT by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: RWR8189

the Zark bounce shows exactly fickle opinion polls are......have they ever called you??? i'm 52 and i've NEVER been asked to be in that 'representative group' or 4-500 people who speak for the other 152 million....


4 posted on 06/10/2006 5:54:03 PM PDT by Nightrider
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To: RWR8189

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5 posted on 06/10/2006 5:57:54 PM PDT by new cruelty
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To: RWR8189
Bush's Approval Up

Time to dust off the Abu Graihb and Gitmo pictures!

6 posted on 06/10/2006 6:00:45 PM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires.)
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To: RWR8189
Curious GWB

http://www.atomfilms.com/af/content/curious_gwb

7 posted on 06/10/2006 6:01:45 PM PDT by badpacifist (The media has our troops surrounded. Someone must break through enemy lines.)
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To: RWR8189

"Bush's Approval Up On Zarqawi's Death, But It May Not Last"
As long as the ratmedia has anything to say about it, 'it may not last'".


8 posted on 06/10/2006 6:03:24 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (John Spencer: Fighting to save America from Hillary Clinton..)
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To: RWR8189
"Bush's Approval Up On Zarqawi's Death, But It May Not Last"

Zarqawi's Death may not last?

What a scoop!

9 posted on 06/10/2006 6:05:25 PM PDT by leftcoaster
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To: new cruelty

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10 posted on 06/10/2006 6:05:59 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Hey Senators, what have you done with those Conservatives we sent to Congress? (CyberAnt Inspired))
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To: Nightrider

I've never been called by a pollster in my 45 years.

Then again, I'm not on the list of DNC contributors. :)


11 posted on 06/10/2006 6:06:04 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: new cruelty

You cracked it..Jake


12 posted on 06/10/2006 6:08:00 PM PDT by sanjacjake
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To: jmaroneps37

If the rat media has something to say about it, "It won't last."

The death of Zarqowi and the following raids was a major blow to Al Qaeda. Bush and the troops deserve kudos.


13 posted on 06/10/2006 6:08:02 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Hey Senators, what have you done with those Conservatives we sent to Congress? (CyberAnt Inspired))
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To: RWR8189
"It May Not Last", Bushes approval rating up.

Might as well put the negative up first as to put it in there at all.

14 posted on 06/10/2006 6:15:03 PM PDT by fish hawk
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To: RWR8189

But it may go up more.


15 posted on 06/10/2006 6:15:22 PM PDT by Unicorn (Too many wimps around.)
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To: Ciexyz
MSM has to brainstorm now about how to present events in bad light in order to bring those numbers down.

No, the MSM could take the year off and Bush could do it himself by kissing another liberal's a$$ or by pushing one of his liberal ideas.

16 posted on 06/10/2006 6:15:36 PM PDT by rodeocowboy (Vote Constitution Party in 2006 to send a message to the Republican Party for 2008!)
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To: RWR8189

I missed the part of the poll that asked "Will your approval last?"


17 posted on 06/10/2006 6:16:44 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: Nightrider

Once in the 80s.

But remember, a poll of 1000 people or less represents about 200,000,000 people.

So there's a good chance that you won't ever be called.


18 posted on 06/10/2006 6:18:12 PM PDT by RWR8189 (George Allen for President)
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To: RWR8189

http://www.schnittshow.com/video/zarqawi_dead_sm.wmv


19 posted on 06/10/2006 6:18:31 PM PDT by rodeocowboy (Vote Constitution Party in 2006 to send a message to the Republican Party for 2008!)
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To: RWR8189

You know...I am really sick of hearing about those darn polls. First, I have NEVER been polled nor do I know anyone whose ever been polled. Second, the President doesn't govern by polls so therefore they don't matter!


20 posted on 06/10/2006 6:19:55 PM PDT by Cricket24 ("We have met the enemy and it's the U.S. press (and the democrats and some Republicans)!")
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To: Darkwolf377

LOL!

"It's just a bounce! Really! It'll go back down again! IT HAS TO!!!" (/lib)


21 posted on 06/10/2006 6:20:34 PM PDT by stands2reason (You cannot bully or insult conservatives into supporting your guy.)
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To: RWR8189

i'm am living for the day that MSM calls me for a poll.........


22 posted on 06/10/2006 6:21:39 PM PDT by Nightrider
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To: rodeocowboy

btt


23 posted on 06/10/2006 6:25:11 PM PDT by Ciexyz (Let us always remember, the Lord is in control.)
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To: RWR8189
. . .but it may not last.

(1) the obligatory qualifying clause for every piece of conservative-linked, conservative-engendered good news the MSM grudgingly has to report

(2) the forewarning clause that signals the MSM's intention to inundate us with a torrent of bad news, actual or apocryphal, to drive this good news off the front pages

24 posted on 06/10/2006 6:26:36 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions, keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Nightrider

I was called just three days ago by the Gallup Poll group....first question was "are you a registered republican or democrat?" When I answered Repub the guy said "of thank you" and hung up.....that is the second time that has happened to me in the last two years....hmmmm


25 posted on 06/10/2006 6:33:19 PM PDT by jmranchman (No problem....I am just a first timer so I wasnt sure.....)
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To: RWR8189

He's still dead. That'll last.


26 posted on 06/10/2006 6:35:08 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: RWR8189

Any reports on Lincoln's poll numbers circa Jun 1863?


27 posted on 06/10/2006 6:37:04 PM PDT by elhombrelibre (The MSM is "the propaganda arm of our enemies." - Jack Kelly)
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To: jmaroneps37

"But It May Not Last"

Poor ole liberals. I just can't feel their pain. For 5 or 6 years now they have done nothing but whine, lie and groan.
The only thing that will cure them is to put them in control.

Now, who in their right mind wants to do that.
Poor ole liberals!


28 posted on 06/10/2006 6:52:38 PM PDT by fabriclady
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To: RWR8189

IBD really needs to get a life

TT


29 posted on 06/10/2006 7:12:19 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: stands2reason

I am expecting the news weeklies to suddenly have cover stories like "Katrina--Just About Ten Months Or So Later, And It's Just Getting Worse" and "The US Economy Is In A Depression--You Just Don't Know It Yet"


30 posted on 06/10/2006 7:19:30 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: Darkwolf377

No need to worry, if even ONE poll out of a thousand shows Bush in the 30's, it will become the new most trusted and important poll to the Bush haters.


31 posted on 06/10/2006 8:07:07 PM PDT by Democratshavenobrains
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To: leftcoaster
Zarqawi's Death may not last? What a scoop!

The MSM uses the word but so much with regards to Bush that Laura Ingraham calls them the butt monkeys.

32 posted on 06/10/2006 8:34:04 PM PDT by Stepan12
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To: Democratshavenobrains
No need to worry, if even ONE poll out of a thousand shows Bush in the 30's, it will become the new most trusted and important poll to the Bush haters.

Yes, suddenly the Bob MacDonald of Boondocks, Massachusetts poll of the five guys at the local bar will be THE poll all the DC insiders trust. (And they'll insist they ALWAYS trusted it.)

33 posted on 06/10/2006 9:20:44 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: softwarecreator

The Rice memo and the National Guard have got to be recycled at least one more time before the administration is done.


34 posted on 06/10/2006 9:23:45 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: RWR8189

The so-called dead cat bounce?


35 posted on 06/11/2006 4:04:42 AM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: jmranchman

next time tell em 'independent'...


36 posted on 06/11/2006 4:56:11 AM PDT by Nightrider
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