Skip to comments.For Most Bush Voters, No Regrets After 2 Years
Posted on 05/02/2007 11:21:18 AM PDT by West Coast Conservative
George W. Bush was elected to a second term by a big majority of Republicans, half of political independents and 11 percent of Democrats. Now, more than two years later, the majority of those voters say they are satisfied with the Bush presidency. But some have lost faith, and those who have say it is because they can no longer back Mr. Bushs support of the war in Iraq.
Fifty-eight percent of Mr. Bushs voters say their feelings about the administration can best be described as satisfied but not enthusiastic. Nine percent said they are enthusiastic. But 26 percent said they were dissatisfied and 6 percent said they were angry, according to a New York Times/CBS News poll taken in March.
When asked if they approve of the way Mr. Bush is doing his job, 66 percent said they approve while 21 percent said they disapprove and 13 percent are unsure.
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Regrets ? I would enthusiastically vote for him if he ran in 2008!
Everyday since 2004 I am grateful that Kerry is not our President.
Given the recent vote in the SC on PBA I too would vote for him again.
Regrets ? I would enthusiastically vote for him if he ran in 2008!
Enough is enough. I don’t have regrets but am glad their are only 8 years max for President or we may never have had President Bush and we would still have President Clinton. They were talking about him running a third time and winning. No the system is just fine!!!!
Jerk alert! Did Bush say he was going to do that? No. Next time pay attention, Homer.
Also, the courage to fight terrorism will be his stamp on history in the foreign issues category.
I've not been impressed with his compromise on some things--and I'd like to see him fight back more. He also has been hamstringed by Weasels in the Congress of his own party (Sphincter, Senator Betray Us of Nebraska, McLame...).
He is running a third time.
What color is the sky on this guy's home planet?
ROTFLMAO. Unfortunately your are right. Damn...
Co-President Clintons are running for another unconstitutional 8 years. And the media is encouraging such a legacy.
The appointments of Roberts and Alito to the USSC are two primary reasons why I don’t regret voting for Bush in ‘04. I shudder to think of who Kerry would have appointed.
This is a CBS News poll from last month — totally BOGUS! . . . Authentic Repupublicans do NOT respond to cBS polls; in fact, MOST Republicans refuse to cooperate with ANY pollster — yet another reason current MSM polling data is sooooooooooooooooooooo inaccurate!!!
[According to RASMUSSEN (who is also oversampling Democrats/undersampling Republicans), the President currently enjoys an almost 80% approval rating among Republicans!!]
But some have lost faith, and those who have say it is because they can no longer back Mr. Bushs support of the war in Iraq.
According to the reporterette, all of those who are dissatisfied with Bushs second term are specifically and universally dissatisfied because they are unhappy with the Iraq war.
I am skeptical of the reporterettes assertion on this point. Many people with working brains have the ability to evaluate a politician's performance on more than one issue.
I voted for the President twice.
That said, I’m very disappointed by his ‘coasting’ for the first two years of his second term. He lost focus regarding Iraq, failed to secure the border with Mexico, and keeps telling me I should support his amnesty proposal - while telling me it isn’t an amnesty proposal. Then wonders how the GOP lost both the House and Senate?
Now he’s getting beat down by the far leftwingnuts daily, and only recently decided to fight back politically.
He isn’t making it easy for those of us that elected, then reelected him, in short.
Given the choices, I regret I couldn’t vote for him twice.
Dammit. That’s what they wanted to say.
Congratulations! The whole world knows how f-ing stupid you are now.
Big spending believer in Big Government. But a good man.
Regrets, I have a few -- but President Bush was/is an order of magnitude better than the alternatives (God gave us an undeserved break this go-around).
...but at 39/59 among the entire electorate.
“...but at 39/59 among the entire electorate.”
1.) This article/post is about REPUBLICAN support;
2.) RASMUSSEN has succombed to MSM ‘groupthink/act’ pressure and altered his sampling formula from 37% Republican/Republican-leaning Independents: 37% Democrat/Democrat-leaning Independents: 24% Unaffiliated in 2005 to the following sampling for the month of APRIL:
For the month of April, 2007, those targets are 37.5 Democrat, 31.8 Republican, and 30.5% Unaffiliated.
All of the disillusioned Republicans that I know are that way because of corruption, runaway spending, or (most often) poor immigration policies. Iraq might not even be in the top 10.
Oh, and while I dsagree with the president on several things (not the war....) I don’t regret my vote. Gore / Kerry would have been far, far worse.
Anybody who P!sses off the Democraps that much is alright in my book.
Like em or hate em. the Clinton’s showed how it’s done as far as fighting back. Our side could do the same thing and still have the truth on their side. The days of staying above the fray are over thanks to instant communications. If you don’t respond immediately and forcefully, you’re fried. This group at the White House have no learned that and it’s a shame.
Those are two biggies, and thirdly tax cuts! I think President Bush is one of the best presidents this country has had.
No more needs to be said :D
No regrets. None.
Regrets? I’ve had a few, though none about my voting for President Bush.
While I haven’t agreed with everything he’s done (especially on spending like Prescription Drugs), he has been a HUGELY successful president, in my opinion. His biggest weakness BY FAR is his refusal to trumpet the massive successes of his administration, both domestically and internationally, because of his respect for the office of the presidency and his refusal to engage in what he views as common partisanship. This has enabled his enemies to bitterly attack him without having to worry about reprisals. Here are his biggest successes:
1) Partial Birth Abortion Ban, due to his appointment of Roberts and Alito: President Bush is largely responsible for the biggest win the pro-life movement has had since Roe was handed down in 1973.
2) War on Terror: President Bush has, in complete defiance of the Media and the lefties in this country, defended our nation from another terrorist attack and gone after terrorists abroad on an unprecedented scale. He has been positively Churchillian on this, and history will remember him as one of our most courageous presidents.
3) The Booming Economy: Thanks to his embrace of Reaganomics, and his enactment of the broad tax cuts, this nation’s economy is absolutely booming, with all taxpaying Americans getting a tax cut. It has been a miraculous recovery from the wreckage of 9/11, and this President is responsible for that. This boom has resulted in all time record tax revenues pouring into the Treasury and a deficit that is soon to be eliminated, even with all the post-9/11 spending that was required.
"We interviewed 2 million people on Dubya, and of the 1,999,950 people that said they approved of President Bush's handling of the country, we are going to interview the 50 people who don't like him because we feel this group 'represents the will of the people'..."
It's all about the MEE-dia..
Remeber how the NY Times & CBS polled voters six years into the Clinton Presidency whether the regretted voting for BJ, now that he was being impeached? Good times, good times...
I am just grateful we had this man in charge on and after 9-11. Kerry or Gore would still be "talking" to the terrorists.
Would you want to spend 12 years in the White House?
It’s an extremely stressful job, to say the least.
Hopefully more can be said after this summer.
I think he’s fallen short of my expectations, but I’m glad it’s him in office and not John “Flip-flop” Kerry.
I think the President would heartily agree.
Homer is a liar who said he voted for Bush.
Pray for W and Our Troops
Not that great a trade for the trillions of new debt, the expansion of the welfare state, amnesty and the possible shift in the balance of political power that brings, the “religion of peace”, Mel “Amnestia” Martinez as the new “General Chair” of the RNC, finally having a Congress he could “work with” after 2006, the engineered increase of Muslim immigration into the US after 9/11, celebrating our enemy’s holiday in the White House (Eid), celebrating “Cinco de Mayo” (which is NOT an American holiday at all) in the White House while Mexicans march with their flag in our streets, and insulting Americans to a foreign audiences (said speech available at the WH website).....
There’s plenty for Conservatives to be angry with him over.
Kerry still would’ve been worse, but I would like - FOR ONCE - to not have to hold my nose and vote for the liberal with an “R” to avoid the liberal with a “D”.
I generally agree with your other too points, but the President won’t even name our enemy in this war and has never fought it as one.
Come on, his Administration intends to arm Fatah AGAIN!
I do not regret my vote for the President and if I could, I would vote for him in 2008. I love W!
You’re wrong about this. The fact is that we’ve achieved military victory in both Iraq and Afghanistan and are succeeding in the much more difficult task of stablizing the countries post-war.
No, I’m not. Iraq and Afghanistan aren’t the totality of the war. They’re just two theaters in the war.
Agreed that the war doesn’t end when Iraq and Afghanistan are stablized, but only the President and those who support him are willing to pursue the terrorists where we find them (including in Iran and Syria). Right now the President is building strongholds in the Middle East for the inevitable conflicts with Iran and Syria that are coming. It’s sad to see that even some FReepers have gone wobbly on the Iraq war, which is part of the War on Terror.
This is why I feel that on the War on Terror, Bush HAS been Churchillian. He will be vindicated by history.
Is he? Why is his Administration funding Fatah? Why is SA and the UAE considered “staunch allies” when they fund the Sunni half of international terrorism and the spread of Jihad?
Praising your enemy isn’t Churchillian at all. Encouraging Muslim immigration into your country isn’t Churchillian. Not living up to your rhetoric isn’t Churchillian.
There is no “War on Terror”. Terror is a tactic. There is a war going on, but he will not name the enemy for fear of offending them.
BTW, I’m not sure I agree that a stronghold in the ME is one with a constitution that places Islam as the highest law. Has no one studied Kemal and Turkey?
I voted for W twice and am satisfied with his leadership. Were he to be able to run again, he would get my support. I am a lot more supportive of him whenever he acts in a more conservative manner. I am in doubt of him whenever he wanders off the reservation and panders to Democrats.
Wandering and Pandering does not serve him, the country or any of us well.