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Americans Don't Like John Kerry: Poll
NewsMax ^ | Nov. 27, 2006 | Reuters

Posted on 11/28/2006 7:00:46 AM PST by kddid

Democratic Sen. John Kerry, mulling a second bid for the U.S. presidency, finished dead last in a poll released Monday on the likability of 20 top American political figures.

Among those placing ahead of Kerry were about a dozen potential 2008 White House rivals, including Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York and Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona.

"This is bad, bad news for Kerry," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute in Hamden, Connecticut, which conducted the survey.

"Americans know who he is, and have pretty much decided they don't like him," said Brown. He noted the poll found that 95 percent of respondents said they had heard enough about Kerry, who lost the 2004 White House race to U.S. President George W. Bush, to rate the Massachusetts Democrat.

The poll of 1,623 registered voters was conducted after the Nov. 7 national elections, which saw Democrats win back control of the U.S. Congress from Republicans.

During the congressional campaign, Kerry sought to help fellow Democrats but drew bipartisan fire for "a botched joke" about Bush and the Iraq war.

Yet even before Kerry's attempt at humor, he did not fare well in similar Quinnipiac polls this year.

The survey asked respondents to rate 20 political figures on a "feeling thermometer." The warmer or more favorable they felt toward a person the higher score they gave them on a scale of zero to 100. Respondents were given the option of saying they did not know enough about the figure to offer a rating.

In the current poll, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, a Republican, ranked first with a mean score of 64.2, followed by Democratic Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, 58.8, and McCain, 57.7. All three are potential presidential candidates.

While Obama received a high score, 41 percent said they had not heard enough about the first-term senator to offer an opinion.

Bush finished 15th with 43.8, behind former Vice President Al Gore, a Democrat who lost the 2000 White House race to Bush, who was 14th with 44.9.

Kerry was last with a rating of 39.6. In three earlier polls this year, he never scored above 46.3.

While many presidential contenders have a chance to make "a good first impression" on voters, Brown said, "Kerry has to convince people who don't like him that they are wrong and that they should change their minds."

In the new likability survey, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice ranked fourth with 56.1, followed by former Democratic President Bill Clinton, 55.8, and Sen. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, who won re-election this month as an independent after losing the Democratic primary, 52.7.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Republican, was seventh at 51.1, followed by two other potential presidential contenders, former Democratic Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina, 49.9, and Hillary Clinton, 49.

New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, another possible White House contender, ranked 10th, at 47.7. Two in three respondents said they did not know enough about him to form an opinion.

Among other possible presidential contenders were: Democratic Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware, with a score of 47; Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a Republican, 45.9; Democratic Sen. Evan Bayh of Indiana, 43.3; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a Republican, 42, and outgoing Senate Republican Leader Bill Frist, 41.5.


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KEYWORDS: gigolokerry; hanoikerry; ichabodcrane; kerryiddogpoop; kerrystinks; ketchupboy; loser; lurch; terayzadumpskerry; totalqueerduufus; traitorkerry; unfitfordogcatcher
It's time for Kerry to just go away. Maybe now we won't hear much about/from him anymore. I won't hold my breath though, because I think he is foolish enough to run again.
1 posted on 11/28/2006 7:00:48 AM PST by kddid
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To: kddid

Duh


2 posted on 11/28/2006 7:02:26 AM PST by albie
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To: kddid

How could anyone not like a personable, good-looking, sincere, humble, honest, super rich, intelligent, war-hero like Jon (I don't apologize to anyone) Caray? /s


3 posted on 11/28/2006 7:03:28 AM PST by stockstrader ("Where government advances--and it advances relentlessly--freedom is imperiled"-Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: kddid
no,no,no,...let him run
I'm waiting to see him get hammered pillar to post by his own party. Plus, all the other Rats will have to spend money against him.

win-win
4 posted on 11/28/2006 7:04:36 AM PST by stylin19a ("Klaatu Barada Nikto")
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To: kddid
I disagree; Jahn Carrie should be the '08 nominee. Better him than The Wicked Witch of the East.

;)

5 posted on 11/28/2006 7:05:26 AM PST by kromike
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To: kddid

I personally don't trust the average Americans ability to pick their nose, much less who's likable etc. Obama's been on Oprah and that pig likes him. Bingo! So do we all! "Thanks Oprah for helping me understand who's likeable and who isn't"! (in Forrest Gump voice)


6 posted on 11/28/2006 7:07:23 AM PST by albie
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To: kddid

Let him run again. I think the humiliation of the primaries would be fun to watch.


7 posted on 11/28/2006 7:08:44 AM PST by WV Mountain Mama (What would Reagan do?)
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To: WV Mountain Mama
I think you'll get your wish. Ought to be fun to watch.
8 posted on 11/28/2006 7:11:17 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (BTUs are my Beat.)
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To: kddid

9 posted on 11/28/2006 7:12:08 AM PST by pabianice
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To: albie
Hey what's not to like? He's an arogant snob who looks down his long nose at the great unwashed and feels that they are beneath him. He's a traitor to his country, puts the interests of a corrupt UN and his beloved France ahead of US interests. He's a gigolo who's never accomplished anything on his own other than to get elected to the senate and while there for 18 years has done nothing and rarely even shows up. He's a liar, a socialist and a self-touting supposed war hero when, as we all know real heros don't tell you that they're heros.

I really can't understand what's wrong with people not feeling all warm and fuzzy when they think of Jon Francois Fonda Heinz Keri!

10 posted on 11/28/2006 7:13:10 AM PST by marlon
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To: kddid
But it would be so much fun to watch him run again.

Doh!!

11 posted on 11/28/2006 7:19:31 AM PST by Dooderbutt (It's God's job to judge the terrorists. It's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: kddid
But it would be so much fun to watch him run again.

Doh!!

12 posted on 11/28/2006 7:19:35 AM PST by Dooderbutt (It's God's job to judge the terrorists. It's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: Dooderbutt

Ooops....double post. Sorry about that.


13 posted on 11/28/2006 7:19:59 AM PST by Dooderbutt (It's God's job to judge the terrorists. It's our job to arrange the meeting.)
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To: kddid

Well, now I know the public isn't completely crazy.


14 posted on 11/28/2006 7:21:02 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: kddid

Good.

(Except for the French, it's nearly unanimous now.)


15 posted on 11/28/2006 7:21:10 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: kddid
But...WHY?


16 posted on 11/28/2006 7:23:28 AM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: kddid

OK, I'll bite. Who's John Kerry?


17 posted on 11/28/2006 7:24:03 AM PST by lp boonie (Good judgement comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgement)
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To: kddid

They didn't like Benedict Arnold either.

Semper Fi'
Jarhead


18 posted on 11/28/2006 7:24:13 AM PST by Buffettfan (VIVA LA MIGRA! - LONG LIVE THE MINUTEMEN!)
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To: kddid

"Americans Don't Like John Kerry"


Relevant only to his presidential aspirations.

As long as the MassachuIdiots keep sending this traitorous scum to Washington, the rest of the country has to bear the burden.


19 posted on 11/28/2006 7:26:32 AM PST by EyeGuy
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To: kddid
"This is bad, bad news for Kerry," said Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute in Hamden, Connecticut, which conducted the survey.

Because of the IA pimary, Kerry thinks he is the come back kid. He is so incredibly pompous, it would destroy him not to run again. Kerry is like a pro sports player who doesn't know when to quit. It will take anhialation before he goes away.

20 posted on 11/28/2006 7:29:47 AM PST by kerryusama04 (Isa 8:20, Eze 22:26)
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To: Buffettfan

John have you signed your SF 180 yet.


21 posted on 11/28/2006 7:31:06 AM PST by jocko12
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To: kddid
John Kerry finished dead last in a poll on the likability of 20 American political figures.

Narcissistic Kerry will interpret this to mean he is one of the 20 most liked people in America.

22 posted on 11/28/2006 7:34:43 AM PST by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: marlon
He's a liar, a socialist and a self-touting supposed war hero when, as we all know real heros don't tell you that they're heros.

.I am John Kerry...who served in Vietnam....reporting for duty

23 posted on 11/28/2006 7:36:25 AM PST by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Fake but Accurate": NY Times)
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To: Interesting Times; abner; Nick Danger
It's so nice to see the fruits of your labors!

Ping.

Regards,

TS

24 posted on 11/28/2006 7:36:29 AM PST by The Shrew (www.swiftvets.com & www.wintersoldier.com - The Truth Shall Set YOU Free!)
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To: pabianice

What font did you use for that?


25 posted on 11/28/2006 7:37:42 AM PST by IM2MAD
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To: stockstrader
How could anyone not like a personable, good-looking, sincere, humble, honest, super rich, intelligent, war-hero like Jon (I don't apologize to anyone) Caray? /s

The people in Mass. love him along with fat Ted.
26 posted on 11/28/2006 7:40:23 AM PST by Big Horn (Life is a sexually transmitted disease that is 100% fatal . Author unknown)
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To: kddid

Finally! A poll I can believe!

Where's that 'Captain Obvious' picture when you need it?

:-)


27 posted on 11/28/2006 7:46:14 AM PST by SueRae
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan
That introduction was one of the most repulsive, condescending, patronizing, insulting and disingenuos opening lines in the history of politics!

I wonder if he wrote it,,,or what other political expert (hack) came up with that brilliant brainstorm?

28 posted on 11/28/2006 8:00:20 AM PST by stockstrader ("Where government advances--and it advances relentlessly--freedom is imperiled"-Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: kddid
Waiting for a poll to see what most Americans think of our media.

Waiting for a poll to see what most Americans think of the French.

29 posted on 11/28/2006 8:02:48 AM PST by OldFriend (FALLEN HERO JEFFREY TOCZYLOWSKI, REST IN PEACE)
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To: Big Horn
Of course they love Jon and Teddy.

In addition to their looney, far-left, over-the-top, nut-case liberal leanings--they also 'bring home the bacon',,,,when it comes to picking the country's taxpayers' pockets--with the 'Big Dig'!

30 posted on 11/28/2006 8:06:17 AM PST by stockstrader ("Where government advances--and it advances relentlessly--freedom is imperiled"-Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: kddid

And may I add that *we refuse to apologize to anyone* for not liking him.


31 posted on 11/28/2006 8:06:26 AM PST by small voice in the wilderness (The worst case scenario is even worse than I imagined.)
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To: kddid

32 posted on 11/28/2006 8:08:08 AM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: OldFriend

"Lovey! The Americans are being mean to me. Will you buy me Guitar Hero II?"


33 posted on 11/28/2006 8:08:37 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: popdonnelly
yeah but what do we do with, MASS., ELECTORATES?. kennedy, frank, kerry the mark bros., redux.
34 posted on 11/28/2006 8:16:22 AM PST by kungfooyou
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To: kerryusama04

Quinnipiac is owned and operated by the DNC. Most likely the poll was designed by her heinous to undermine jon carry.


35 posted on 11/28/2006 8:17:11 AM PST by OldFriend (FALLEN HERO JEFFREY TOCZYLOWSKI, REST IN PEACE)
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To: Dooderbutt

We did have fun didn't we!


36 posted on 11/28/2006 8:34:30 AM PST by angcat ("IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUR TROOPS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM")
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To: kddid
I don't think even Democratic Senators like him.


37 posted on 11/28/2006 8:36:06 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: kddid
Among those placing ahead of Kerry were about a dozen potential 2008 White House rivals...

My 14 year old golden retriever would place ahead of Kerry...

38 posted on 11/28/2006 8:36:16 AM PST by GOPJ (Muslims wear us down through terrorism.They should be worn down through mockery & criticism-Fjordman)
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To: kddid

I'll bet if he frags himself again....he could hoist his numbers up a bit.


39 posted on 11/28/2006 8:36:32 AM PST by Osage Orange (The old/liberal/socialist media is the most ruthless and destructive enemy of this country.)
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To: kddid
Among those placing ahead of Kerry were about a dozen potential 2008 White House rivals...

My 14 year old golden retriever would place ahead of Kerry...

40 posted on 11/28/2006 8:36:55 AM PST by GOPJ (Muslims wear us down through terrorism.They should be worn down through mockery & criticism-Fjordman)
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To: kddid
Looking back a couple years later, his campaign was kinda fun though. I hope he runs again.


41 posted on 11/28/2006 8:42:17 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: kddid

Kerry was just CERTAIN after the 'Democrat win' in the House and Senate that he would be a shoein (is that correctly spelled?) for the 2008 bid.


42 posted on 11/28/2006 8:45:14 AM PST by Southerngl
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To: kddid

Why should he go away? Kerry's great for us - he reminds the voters that democrats are a few elites propped up by large numbers of disconnected interest groups/


43 posted on 11/28/2006 8:48:01 AM PST by GOPJ (Muslims wear us down through terrorism.They should be worn down through mockery & criticism-Fjordman)
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To: kddid

(Sigh!) If only he'd gone to Vietnam...


44 posted on 11/28/2006 8:53:36 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: popdonnelly
Well, now I know the public isn't completely crazy.

No, but they're ruled by their feelings and will vote accordingly. That does not bode well for the nation. As President Bush found out, feelings can change in a hurry.

45 posted on 11/28/2006 8:56:31 AM PST by pray4liberty (School District horrors: http://totallyunjust.tripod.com)
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To: dead

Thanks for the laugh! That one of JFK and little Johnny made me LOL!!!! That one's my favorite!


46 posted on 11/28/2006 10:03:35 AM PST by nfldgirl ("I love a good rant every now-n-then!")
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To: dead
I don't think even Democratic Senators like him.

No, but they sure like his (or wife's) money.

47 posted on 11/29/2006 7:27:48 PM PST by pray4liberty (School District horrors: http://totallyunjust.tripod.com)
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