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Pelosi 49% Favorable, Other Congressional Leaders Panned by Voters(Baloney)
Rassmussen Report ^ | February 5, 2007

Posted on 02/05/2007 2:41:58 PM PST by Kaslin

America’s Congressional Leaders may be well known in their home town, but unknown to most Americans.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) is viewed favorably by 49% of American voters and unfavorably by 40%. That’s an improvement from a month ago when 43% had a favorable opinion of her. Those figures also give Pelosi the highest name recognition of anybody in the Congressional Leadership ranks and make her the only Congressional Leader with a higher favorable total than unfavorable.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: California; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: piglosi
Rasmussen clearly oversampled democRats
1 posted on 02/05/2007 2:42:00 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Rasmussen clearly oversampled democRats

More likely the 'RATS from SFO.... IMHO...

2 posted on 02/05/2007 2:43:17 PM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The answers remain available; Wisdom is obtained by asking all the right questions!)
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To: Kaslin
LOL, and some people think the MSM is a dinosaur.
3 posted on 02/05/2007 2:44:13 PM PST by roses of sharon
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To: Kaslin

If 49% of Americans have a favorable view of this dingbat, we are finished as a nation.





4 posted on 02/05/2007 2:46:08 PM PST by DarthVader (Conservatives aren't always right , but Liberals are almost always wrong.)
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To: DarthVader

Indeed we are. Her favorable rating is probably less then half of 49%


5 posted on 02/05/2007 2:48:43 PM PST by Kaslin (In war, there are two exit strategies. One is called victory. The other is called defeat.)
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To: Kaslin

I'm surprised it's not 100%! She's so popular! ~sarc Actually, when you get down to it, her "handlers" are being very careful as to not allow any negative press or unflattering pics released on her. (The lack of negative press is the easy part.)


6 posted on 02/05/2007 2:50:14 PM PST by albie
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To: Kaslin

I'll bet this is accurate. Look at all the favorable publicity she has gotten! She is a loving grandmother, a faithful Catholic, an accomplished woman of great charm. Who could say otherwise--when all most Americans really care about anyhow is the Super Bowl and American Idol?


7 posted on 02/05/2007 2:51:47 PM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: Kaslin
If, according to Rasmussen, President Bush is at 44% after six years, and Pelosi is at 49% after six weeks...

We should be feeling pretty good.
8 posted on 02/05/2007 2:53:18 PM PST by pollyannaish
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To: Kaslin

Pelosi? 49% -- for doing what for America? NOTHING.
-- but what other strategy do useless socialists have in this country??

Certainly nothing FOR America and its citizens. God forbid should one of them stand for anything but socialist power and control....this poll is a sham because it was taken most likely in downtown New York City....or San Francisco.


9 posted on 02/05/2007 2:56:22 PM PST by EagleUSA
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To: pollyannaish

Yeah, but even with the president being at 44% Rasmussen is still oversampling the rats


10 posted on 02/05/2007 2:56:29 PM PST by Kaslin (In war, there are two exit strategies. One is called victory. The other is called defeat.)
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To: DarthVader

I tend to believe this number, and I think you're correct.


11 posted on 02/05/2007 2:58:08 PM PST by My2Cents ("I support the right-ward most candidate who has a legitimate chance to win." -- W.F. Buckley)
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To: Kaslin
You may be absolutely correct.

Mostly this is an excellent example of how the press distorts a 5% difference...one is "High because everybody just loves Pelosi" while the other is "Practically the worst ever in the history of the entire world and we mean it because EVERYBODY hates the President."

The funniest part is, that's putting their own ingrained distortions aside and using their own numbers!

12 posted on 02/05/2007 3:03:28 PM PST by pollyannaish
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To: My2Cents

> I tend to believe this number, and I think you're correct.

Agreed. But I would also say that if she has this high
of an approval rating, the Republicans (including the
president) are not doing their job.


13 posted on 02/05/2007 3:05:19 PM PST by John from Manhattan
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To: John from Manhattan

I TOTALLY agree with your assessment. Congressional Republicans seem to have learned nothing from the '06 elections.


14 posted on 02/05/2007 3:16:09 PM PST by My2Cents ("I support the right-ward most candidate who has a legitimate chance to win." -- W.F. Buckley)
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To: DarthVader
"If 49% of Americans have a favorable view of this dingbat, we are finished as a nation"

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: The Oprah Winfrey/Doctor Phil/The View bunch of women will vote for ANY woman for ANY office, simply for the female representation. This segment, coupled with the straight-D voters in the voting booths, coupled with the entitlements' recievers who vote for the socialists, makes the Democrat getting at LEAST 45% of the votes in a National election or popularity contest, and it's EXTREMELY difficult to expect the Hildabeast NOT to win in 2008 for that reason.

15 posted on 02/05/2007 3:30:26 PM PST by traditional1
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To: traditional1

"This segment, coupled with the straight-D voters in the voting booths, coupled with the entitlements' recievers who vote for the socialists, makes the Democrat getting at LEAST 45% of the votes in a National election or popularity contest."

A nuclear weapon or two detonated in a American city will change that perspective radically. Unfortunately thats what it will take.


16 posted on 02/05/2007 3:38:14 PM PST by DarthVader (Conservatives aren't always right , but Liberals are almost always wrong.)
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To: DarthVader

It's just name recognition from massive media hype...if the people polled really knew anything about her, that score would be in the negative column.


17 posted on 02/05/2007 3:38:22 PM PST by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: Kaslin

I'm having a bit of trouble figuring out which polls to believe these days. Apparently, we're *not* supposed to believe a poll that gives Pelosi a 49% favorable rating, but we are supposed to believe a poll that at a 33% support level, a New York mayor is our best prospects for a presidential candidate. Was I supposed to believe that 2003 poll that showed Howard Dean and Dick Gephardt on track to win the Democratic nomination?


18 posted on 02/05/2007 3:55:59 PM PST by Old_Mil (http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: DrDeb

Ping


19 posted on 02/05/2007 4:00:49 PM PST by Kaslin (In war, there are two exit strategies. One is called victory. The other is called defeat.)
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To: madprof98; pollyannaish; Kaslin; albie
Anyone who doesn't understand that Mrs. Pelosi is running for president just doesn't get politics.

This cozy little 49% announcement comes right on the heels of Hitlery's less than stellar trek to Iowa last week and goose-egg jokes about evil men. Mrs. Pelosi is not now nor never has been married to a scumbag. Mrs. Pelosi's children have never been photographed drunk in the back of limos. Mrs. Pelosi always wears ladylike clothes, Mrs. Pelosi's sexual preferences have never been questioned. Mrs. Pelosi has her finger on the pulse of the people, a tight grip on congress, and endless access to a pile of major money without wasting time fundraising.

Mrs. Pelosi is too busy to campaign, of course, but just wait for the spontaneous paid demonstrations to start on the floor of the Democrat convention. Good golly, Miss Molly, none will be as shocked as Mrs. Pelosi.

Mr. Pelosi will be dumbfounded. He'll never take a smidge of credit nor a moment in the limelight, but he is, I'll wager, paying megabucks to pollsters, ward bosses, and those spontaneous demonstrators -- not to mention a gaggle of journalists who can hardly wait to write laudatory fluff pieces about Mrs Pelosi whenever licquored up on Mr. Pelosi's expensive single malt, undoubtedly flowing in veritable waterfalls from California to the NY island (this land was made for Nance and me, tra la).

Back in San Francisco, Mr. Pelosi and Mr. Blum, investor hubby of DiFi, are surely whipping out paperwork for their subsubsubrosa corporations working in the shadows to get their mitts on the entire Bay Area, tomorrow the state. I'll betcha by now you COULD buy the Golden Gate Bridge from them, as I'm almost positive they own it already. The GGB has one foot in the Presidio, you know, that old Army base built on the most glorious swath of view property in Baghdad by the Bay that recently was released by the Army and is now being ever so delicately raped by developers, one acre at a time but not so anyone would notice.

The point is, Mrs. Pelosi is positioned incredibly well to take over the world. Just you watch. My woman's intuition felt a mighty shift of gravity the day the Rats won congress. Hill started circling the drain, Nance's mountain is lifting her every day until the final volcanic eruption at the convention. The sky's the limit.

Isn't THAT a bummer?
20 posted on 02/05/2007 5:06:30 PM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Kaslin
Rasmussen clearly oversampled democRats

This sort of nonsense is most probably noise in the sample selection.

21 posted on 02/05/2007 5:10:24 PM PST by Ole Okie (Even Planet Mars is warming. Any SUV's on Mars lately?)
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To: Kaslin

It's too early in the political season to take such polls seriously.


22 posted on 02/05/2007 5:12:20 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore
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To: Veto!
I agree that Hillary is old news and pretty much done. So how smart is Pelosi in real life?
23 posted on 02/05/2007 8:21:00 PM PST by pollyannaish
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To: Kaslin

Freeper Poll Denial Syndrome, thought vanquished on election night 2006, still lives!!!!


24 posted on 02/05/2007 8:23:08 PM PST by HitmanLV ("I mean, that's a storybook, man!")
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To: pollyannaish

Smart enough to become Speaker of the House. She's a politician to the bone. Have you seen the photo of her at about age 11 - 12 riding in a motorcade with her dad, then mayor of Baltimore? Fascinating, scary, blind ambition written all over her face. If she lived in a different country, I'd hope they'd vote her in, just to watch her operating. But please, God, not here.


25 posted on 02/06/2007 7:47:50 AM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: pollyannaish

However, upon reflection, i wonder whether that nervous demeanor of hers is for some reason, say a nasty scandal she's trying very hard to keep the lid on. You think? Her closet is pretty big, could be a lot of skeletons.


26 posted on 02/06/2007 9:02:55 AM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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