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44 Percent Would Rather Have Bush In Office?
Atlantic ^ | 9 Dec 2009 | Marc Ambinder

Posted on 12/09/2009 5:18:31 PM PST by oblomov

It's a bit hard to believe, but that's what a Public Policy Polling survey suggests: that only half of Americans would rather have President Obama in the White House than his predecessor, while 44 percent would prefer George W. Bush to still be president. Here's PPP's Tom Jensen:

"Perhaps the greatest measure of Obama's declining support is that just 50% of voters now say they prefer having him as President to George W. Bush, with 44% saying they'd rather have his predecessor. Given the horrendous approval ratings Bush showed during his final term that's somewhat of a surprise and an indication that voters are increasingly placing the blame on Obama for the country's difficulties instead of giving him space because of the tough situation he inherited. The closeness in the Obama/Bush numbers also has implications for the 2010 elections. Using the Bush card may not be particularly effective for Democrats anymore, which is good news generally for Republicans and especially ones like Rob Portman who are running for office and have close ties to the former President.

Beating someone 55 percent to 44 percent is a pretty good margin in politics, but it's surprising given that the two contestants in this numbers game are Obama and the wildly unpopular Bush.

(Excerpt) Read more at politics.theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2009polls; andrewsullivan; atlantic; atlantic4barack; atlantic4bho; atlantic4obama; atlantichatessarah; bhojobapproval; bush; fourth100days; obama; theatlantic
I wonder how the MSM will react when this number tops 50%.
1 posted on 12/09/2009 5:18:34 PM PST by oblomov
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To: oblomov

2 posted on 12/09/2009 5:21:08 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: oblomov
for the country's difficulties instead of giving him space because of the tough situation he inherited. and his party significantly helped create.

Fixed.

3 posted on 12/09/2009 5:22:14 PM PST by A message
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To: oblomov
I guess the rectums of the American people, especially those that voted for Obama, are getting sore from repeated mugging by the Great One.
4 posted on 12/09/2009 5:22:55 PM PST by vetvetdoug (FUBO, a fashion statement for conservatives.)
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To: oblomov
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5 posted on 12/09/2009 5:23:37 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: oblomov
I wonder how the MSM will react when this number tops 50%.

that is an unstatement.

6 posted on 12/09/2009 5:27:13 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (free enterprise (the first word is a verb))
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To: oblomov

They’ll ignore this as usual. 44% could be those waffling imbeciles called independents who swam in the hopeychangey river..


7 posted on 12/09/2009 5:29:36 PM PST by max americana (i)
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To: oblomov
Given the horrendous approval ratings Bush showed during his final term that's somewhat of a surprise

Not when considering the obvious bias the MSM has shown on both sides of the equation. Their campaign against President Bush can only be classified as character assasination while their "tingly leg feeling" over their chosen one is overtly absurd.

8 posted on 12/09/2009 5:30:05 PM PST by pfflier
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Are you serious?


9 posted on 12/09/2009 5:31:55 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Yes, I do.


10 posted on 12/09/2009 5:34:27 PM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Sorry, no more Bushes for a while. The republican party needs new conservative blood like Palin. Can Palin win? Maybe— but I worry she has too much baggage at this point. I still maintain she needs to lay low and disappear until after the midterms and come back roaring and refreshed for the race if she does run.
11 posted on 12/09/2009 5:35:45 PM PST by mrsixpack36
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

WTF??????????????????

Meet the “new” RINO Party ...

http://republicanwhip.house.gov/newsroom/2009/04/national-council-for-a-new-america-formed.html

Our National Panel of Experts:

Governor Haley Barbour
Governor Jeb Bush
Governor Bobby Jindal
Senator John McCain
Governor Mitt Romney

(snip)

Sincerely,

John Boehner, Eric Cantor, Mike Pence, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, John Carter, Pete Sessions, David Dreier, Kevin McCarthy, Roy Blunt

Mitch McConnell, Jon Kyl, Lamar Alexander, John Ensign, John Cornyn, John Thune, Kay Bailey Hutchison

//

http://theplumline.whorunsgov.com/republican-party/gingrich-to-be-a-public-face-of-cantors-effort-to-remake-gop/

Gingrich Joins Cantor’s Effort To Remake GOP

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9/10/09

As expected after yesterday’s cloture vote, Cass Sunstein was confirmed as the administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. The vote was 57-40. Click here to read OMB Watch’s statement on the confirmation.

The vote fell mostly somewhat along party lines. Republican senators Robert Bennett (UT), Orrin Hatch (UT), Susan Collins (ME), Richard Lugar (IN), Olympia Snowe (ME), and George Voinovich joined 51 Democrats (including Sen. Joe Lieberman) in voting for Sunstein. Democratic senators Mark Begich (AK), Blanche Lincoln (AR), Ben Nelson (NE), Mark Pryor (AR), Jim Webb (VA), independent Bernie Sanders (VT), and 34 Republicans voted against.

Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) did not vote.

Sunstein’s nomination grew more and more controversial after the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee approved it on May 20. The Committee approved the nomination by voice vote, and only Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) objected. Committee members Pryor, John McCain (R-AZ), John Ensign (R-NV), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) all voted against Sunstein this time around.

http://www.ombwatch.org/node/10376

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2393032/posts

RNC brings in veteran strategist (a Romneybot, CNN shill who once attacked Palin)
CNN - Political Ticker ^ | 2009-11-23

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Republican National Committee will announce Monday that veteran political strategist Alex Castellanos will assume a senior communications role at the committee, an RNC official tells CNN.

(snip)

“Now the RNC has a new focus and direction - the 2010 elections,” Castellanos said when reached by telephone. “And I am happy to help.”


12 posted on 12/09/2009 5:36:36 PM PST by maggief
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To: mrsixpack36
I still maintain she needs to lay low and disappear until after the midterms and come back roaring and refreshed for the race if she does run.

Have you seen Palin's soaring approval numbers?!? She's doing exactly the right thing right now.

I hope she can find a meaningful, tough job to do from now to the middle of 2011, to shore up any negative perceptions due to leaving the office of Governor early. (Yes, I know why she did it, it was for the good of both her family and the state.)

But in terms of strategic positioning, she's done a GREAT job in the last 3 months!

13 posted on 12/09/2009 5:41:29 PM PST by Yossarian (Free Aquabird!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Stay outta the Bushes!


14 posted on 12/09/2009 5:42:03 PM PST by kempster
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

No and no. Sorry.


15 posted on 12/09/2009 5:47:27 PM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Maria - Release the dogs!
16 posted on 12/09/2009 5:47:36 PM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

No and no. Sorry.

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Wait, the double no was for Jeb. Not for No for Jeb, no for Sarah. Definite yes for Sarah.


17 posted on 12/09/2009 5:49:01 PM PST by autumnraine (You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out!)
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To: oblomov

Why didn’t they poll Obama vs McCain


18 posted on 12/09/2009 5:53:12 PM PST by uncbob
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To: oblomov

I’d take “Billy Beer” Carter again over BO. At least Billy Beer was a grown up. Obama is making a mess that is going to be almost impossible for the adults to straighten out once Americans take their country back from the Marxist piggies.


19 posted on 12/09/2009 6:08:33 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (I don't care who did the hacking. The Climategate emails speak for themselves.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

No matter how bad Obama is, the American people will remain “hopeful”, and any Republican successor will undo none of these socialist measures. Liberals call their programs “settled law”.


20 posted on 12/09/2009 6:09:37 PM PST by Theodore R.
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
Hey, I like the results of this poll, but please...

NO MORE BUSHES
21 posted on 12/09/2009 6:13:53 PM PST by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“Jeb Bush/Palin 2012”

As much as I wholeheartedly disagree with you I admire your passion a lot. At least you aren’t a coward like the Romney supporters who are to afraid to just end their post with “Romney 2012”.

But Palin has to be number one, she’s a phenom, she’s what we need and Jeb is not IMHO. Jeb’s smooth as hell though I’ll give you that.


22 posted on 12/09/2009 6:17:48 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: oblomov
I wonder how the MSM will react when this number tops 50%.

NBC and CBS talking heads will commit suicide, live, bringing about their highest ratings in years. Crissy Matthews will have a vibrator implanted in his leg to regain a that permanent tingle. CNN will properly display their mourning by decorating the sets in black and Keith Olbermann will report Obama's approval is at 90% and still growing.
23 posted on 12/09/2009 6:54:36 PM PST by Brytani (Support Lt. Col Allen West for Congress - www.allenwestforcongress.com)
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To: oblomov
I wonder how the MSM will react when this number tops 50%.

NBC and CBS talking heads will commit suicide, live, bringing about their highest ratings in years. Crissy Matthews will have a vibrator implanted in his leg to regain a that permanent tingle. CNN will properly display their mourning by decorating the sets in black and Keith Olbermann will report Obama's approval is at 90% and still growing.
24 posted on 12/09/2009 7:32:45 PM PST by Brytani (Support Lt. Col Allen West for Congress - www.allenwestforcongress.com)
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To: oblomov
Totally inaccurate poll. At this point, I'd rather have Bush. But who am I kidding? I'd rather have Carter than obama.
25 posted on 12/09/2009 7:55:20 PM PST by GBA
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To: maggief

to be fair, aside from that one meeting at a fairfax pizza joint back in april, that natl council group really hasnt done anything. i don’t even think it’s still around or active in any way.


26 posted on 12/09/2009 8:59:22 PM PST by jeltz25
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To: Gay State Conservative

Absolutely delightful!


27 posted on 12/09/2009 11:21:56 PM PST by karnage (worn arguments and old attitudes)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Sure do. A lot of perfunctory posts here, as usual.


28 posted on 12/10/2009 1:29:14 AM PST by rdb3 (The mouth is the exhaust pipe of the heart.)
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To: oblomov
"Given the horrendous approval ratings Bush showed during his final term that's somewhat of a surprise.."

Somewhat? Imagine how these numbers would read if the media simply played it straight down the middle and merely reported exactly has transpired since Obama took office.

29 posted on 12/10/2009 2:50:49 AM PST by 101voodoo
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To: Brytani; oblomov; Quix
WHY would the Atantic publish this type of information?

There is something very suspicious about this; the Atlantic is where Andrew Sullivan works, and he is the author of particularly nasty articles about both Trig Palin and his mother, Governor Sarah Palin.

Inotherwords, the Atlantic has a known track record of bitter misogyny, of utterly DESPISING Sarah Palin.

So I am very curious that the Atlantic would ever do such a poll, much less publish the results.

Was it a fake poll?

What is their REAL intent? What is going on? This does not make any sense.

30 posted on 12/10/2009 4:25:34 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie

It wasn’t the Atlantic’s poll- it was conducted by the PPP, which is a Democratic-Party affiliated polling firm. Why would they publish the results? Two reasons I can think of:

1) polling firms earn credibility by reporting their findings, whether favorable to the firm’s patrons or not.
2) a lot of Democrats are tired of Obama’s tinkering with the economy. They want a full-blown New Deal II. They think it would cause Obama’s popularity to soar. No, I am not joking.


31 posted on 12/10/2009 4:38:10 AM PST by oblomov
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Palin for President in 2012.

Jeb Bush for Private Citizen in 2012.


32 posted on 12/10/2009 6:43:47 AM PST by Favor Center (Targets Up! Hold hard and favor center!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Ack.

The only Bush I want to see in the White House from now on would be the type that sits in a pot of dirt.


33 posted on 12/10/2009 6:48:27 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Socialism is hip until somebody loses a paycheck)
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34 posted on 12/10/2009 1:43:03 PM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Agreed 100%. While I defended George Bush against most of what the radical left was saying about him; he was like to many “old guard” Republicans. Only giving conservatives the time of day when they come looking for campaign contributions.

Being a Floridian, I can saying 8 years of Jeb was enough for me. Jeb is not what this country will need to stop the bleeding and correct the immeasurable damage the Dems have done to her.

With that said, given the choice between Bush/Obama, Crist/Bush, I’d take a Bush. Yes, I’d take them over what we have now, but not in the future.


35 posted on 12/10/2009 5:59:21 PM PST by Brytani (Support Lt. Col Allen West for Congress - www.allenwestforcongress.com)
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