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JFK Still Most Highly-Regarded Former President
CBS News ^ | December 6, 2010

Posted on 12/07/2010 7:52:59 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

Former president John F. Kennedy, Jr. remains the most popular of recent past American presidents, according to a recent Gallup poll, while former President Richard Nixon continues to rank as the least popular.

According to the poll, Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1963, enjoys an 85 percent approval rating - up one point from 2006 figures. He bests by 11 points former President Ronald Reagan, who clocked in at second place with a 74 percent rating.

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“By lifting the weakest, poorest among us, we lift the rest of us as well,” Bill Clinton. Well, he did lift Monica.
1 posted on 12/07/2010 7:53:01 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

What about Millard Fillmore?


2 posted on 12/07/2010 7:54:12 AM PST by RexBeach
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JFK Still Most Highly-Regarded Former President by liberals and Democrats
3 posted on 12/07/2010 7:54:13 AM PST by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: ConservativeStatement
"Former president John F. Kennedy, Jr."

Um... John-John was never elected President (and neither was his daddy, for that matter).

4 posted on 12/07/2010 7:54:50 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Had he lived to the end of his term he wouldn't be.
5 posted on 12/07/2010 7:55:40 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Polls like this are a continued declaration of the total inadequacy of the American Educational system.
6 posted on 12/07/2010 7:56:08 AM PST by Michael.SF. (Current count of friends/family who have abandoned Obama: 11)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Who the Hell did Gallup poll for this crap?

The CBS newsroom?

Don't liberals have anybody else to swoon over other than the Camelot BS?

7 posted on 12/07/2010 7:57:46 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't skipper a boat, Can't drive, Can't ski, Can't fly. But they KNOW what's best!)
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To: Michael.SF.
I was in a store yesterday. A sign on a shelf read “3 for $10.00.” A smaller sticker read “That's like $3.34 each.” "Like"? Oh my. And was a second sign really needed?
8 posted on 12/07/2010 7:59:40 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

Why?/ Maybe it was because his term was so short?


9 posted on 12/07/2010 8:01:12 AM PST by GeronL
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To: ConservativeStatement

During Reagan’s presidency and for years afterwards, liberals alternatively described him as a senile dunce or the most evil man in history. At his funeral a strange transformation seemed to take place... suddenly many liberals seemed to try to claim him as one of their own. It was very strange.


10 posted on 12/07/2010 8:02:32 AM PST by fireman15 (Check your facts before making ignorant statements.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

lol.

Sometimes stores will have a sale that says 3 for $10 and a second notice will say but if you buy 1 its regular price.


11 posted on 12/07/2010 8:02:51 AM PST by GeronL
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To: ConservativeStatement

It would have been a more interesting poll if they had made the respondents list one thing he did that they admired.


12 posted on 12/07/2010 8:03:19 AM PST by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

fashionable elitist incompetence.


13 posted on 12/07/2010 8:04:22 AM PST by ken21 (who runs the gop?)
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To: RexBeach
The day that the last descendant of Joe and Rose Kennedy dies will not come too soon. I HATE DYNASTIES(Bush, Kennedy, Clinton etc)
14 posted on 12/07/2010 8:04:37 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: ConservativeStatement

Ain’t it great to be a historic martyr. The ultimate victim.

And the illusion continues.


15 posted on 12/07/2010 8:04:50 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
I work at a private school and one of the 8th grade boys said to me that he wanted to be like one of the Kennedy's. I told him that he is better than that and said they cheated on their wives and he should not strive to be like that.

The next day he told me that his father said I must be a Republican for saying something like that....I said it does not matter what I am but those are the facts......

16 posted on 12/07/2010 8:05:13 AM PST by Kimmers (Tell a lie often enough it becomes political........)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I must be having a “senior moment”. Someone please remind me, apart from lowering the tax rates and a few memorable speeches, what accomplishments in foreign or domestic policy is one to associate with the Kennedy administration?


17 posted on 12/07/2010 8:05:35 AM PST by Mobties (Let the markets work! Reduce the government footprint!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Only because he wasn’t in office long enough to really mess things up.


18 posted on 12/07/2010 8:05:56 AM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: ConservativeStatement
...in 1958 when an aide to New York Mayor Robert F. Wagner, Jr. suggested that city workers could be a large enough voting bloc to ensure his reelection. Wager signed an executive order authorizing city workers, notably those of the transit system, to unionize and bargain collectively. As the percentage of Americans working for the government grew, other politicians began to see support for public employee unions as a way to get votes. State politicians around the country allowed public employees to unionize shortly after Wagner’s executive order. President John F. Kennedy allowed federal government workers to unionize starting in 1962.
19 posted on 12/07/2010 8:05:56 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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I would prefer JFK right now over both Obama AND McCain.

He was a supply-sider who hated socialism and he would have won the Vietnam War.

His death gave us LBJ and THEN America went to heck.

20 posted on 12/07/2010 8:06:53 AM PST by Happy Rain
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To: fireman15
He was ridiculed by the media in the UK as a clowning blundering buffoon.

He is still on object of derision (but then so is Mgt Thatcher.)

respect is due.....

21 posted on 12/07/2010 8:08:47 AM PST by vimto (To do the right thing you don't have to be intelligent - you have to be brave (Sasz))
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To: ConservativeStatement

I got that story beat.
I was in a store when the power went out.
The young female clerk was trying to figure out my bill with paper and pencil. She got stumped and called out to her female co-worker,
“How much is 3 X 5 ?

Her friend shouted back, “I don’t know, but I think it’s the same as 5 X 3.”

I just shook my head and instead of helping her out, I suggested she take off her shoes and use her toes in the calculation. True story - Sad - but true.


22 posted on 12/07/2010 8:08:47 AM PST by A'elian' nation ( America is Exceptional - the only nation of people who escaped from theirs.)
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To: GeronL
Reminds me of the Irishman who came up with a plan to make widgets for a living. It cost $5 to produce each one of them, and he planned to sell them for $4 apiece.

"How will you make any money?" asked a confused friend.

"It's easy," he said, "I'll make it all up on volume."

23 posted on 12/07/2010 8:09:07 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’ll wager that the Cubans, whom risked all to take back their country from a communist thug—and whom JFK betrayed—will have a very different view of the “Camelot” farce.


24 posted on 12/07/2010 8:09:18 AM PST by TCH (DON'T BE AN "O-HOLE"! ... DEMAND YOUR STATE ENACT ITS SOVEREIGNTY !When a majority of the American)
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To: broken_arrow1
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Executive Order 10988, establishing the right of federal workers to engage in collective bargaining. Consequently, union membership among U.S. government employees soared from 13 percent in 1961 to 60 percent in the 1974. NFFE's membership also grew tremendously, roughly doubling during the same period from 80,000 members to 150,000 members.
25 posted on 12/07/2010 8:09:22 AM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: ConservativeStatement

It just shows how effective the media are at molding public opinion.


26 posted on 12/07/2010 8:09:53 AM PST by yarddog
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To: GeronL

True, but a pet peeve is the abuse of the word “like” in such manners. I was in an office supply store and heard a customer tell an employee that she needed “like two of those.” Like two?


27 posted on 12/07/2010 8:11:20 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

It’s just a poll. Don’t lose your head over it.


28 posted on 12/07/2010 8:11:25 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Save the whales. Collect the whole set.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Yeah, but what about Fillmore? :)


29 posted on 12/07/2010 8:11:40 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: ConservativeStatement

Like, you know, that whole valley girl slang from, the like, 80’s.

lol.

“I would like to have 2 of those, please” would be the proper way of asking I think.


30 posted on 12/07/2010 8:13:32 AM PST by GeronL
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To: Happy Rain

YOU are deluded. Read some early 1960s history and you will discover that JFK was a Foreign Policy DISASTER! Krutchaov(sp?) rolled him at EVERY opportunity!


31 posted on 12/07/2010 8:13:51 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: ConservativeStatement

>> Well, he did lift Monica.

I’m trying to figure where lifting was required. Haha.

SnakeDoc


32 posted on 12/07/2010 8:14:10 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("They made it evident to every man [...] that human beings are many, but men are few." -- Herodotus)
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To: Reagan Man

This is why I don’t want anything happening to Obama.

I want this guy to live out the rest of his miserable life in ‘Jimmy Carter’ ignominy.

For a while there I was afraid he was going to be martyred for those basketball stitches.


33 posted on 12/07/2010 8:14:47 AM PST by A'elian' nation ( America is Exceptional - the only nation of people who escaped from theirs.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

JFK had he lived would not have been re-elected in 1964. His polling in 1963 was NOT good.


34 posted on 12/07/2010 8:15:21 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: Alberta's Child

He could if he was subsidized and got bailouts and stuff or got government contracts.

That is how bad businesses succeed in this country.


35 posted on 12/07/2010 8:15:34 AM PST by GeronL
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To: ConservativeStatement
"John F. Kennedy, Jr.(sic) remains the most popular of recent past American presidents"

Martydom'll do that for you...

36 posted on 12/07/2010 8:15:42 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Had he lived to the end of his term he wouldn't be.

Got that right. His popularity was already flagging in some areas in the country by the time he made the trip to Texas.

37 posted on 12/07/2010 8:16:10 AM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Happy Rain
Dems keep referring to the Bush-era tax cuts, when in fact what they want is tax increases..so maybe the GOP should start referring to Dems efforts to repeal the "Kennedy-era tax cuts..

Also, don't forget, many feel that Scott Brown's win was because of that great commerical he ran..showing JFK advocating for tax cuts, then morphing in Brown's face sayign the same thing..

38 posted on 12/07/2010 8:17:49 AM PST by ken5050 (I don't need sex.....the government screws me every day..)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Kennedy, who did damned little while President, is rated higher than Reagan? Okay!!!!! Who do they select to answer these poll questions?


39 posted on 12/07/2010 8:18:22 AM PST by SoldierDad (`)
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To: US Navy Vet

>> YOU are deluded. Read some early 1960s history and you will discover that JFK was a Foreign Policy DISASTER! Krutchaov(sp?) rolled him at EVERY opportunity!

Not exactly. I’d say Kennedy rolled Khrushchev during the missile crisis. We gave up Turkey ... but disaster was averted, and the Soviets were forced to pull out of Cuba.

That being said, Kennedy was inexperienced, and was really no match for Khrushchev. The Bay of Pigs was a catastrophe. Several attempts on Castro fell far short. Vietnam was the right call, though.

I’d take an inexperienced John Kennedy over inexperienced Obama any day.

SnakeDoc


40 posted on 12/07/2010 8:19:30 AM PST by SnakeDoctor ("They made it evident to every man [...] that human beings are many, but men are few." -- Herodotus)
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To: Sans-Culotte

Which is precisely why the last thing I would want is for something to happen to The Usurper before he is voted out.


41 posted on 12/07/2010 8:20:07 AM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Proving that a so-so guy can get to the top by being shot.

Today, he’d be a Republican.


42 posted on 12/07/2010 8:20:26 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

at this point it is all image, since nearly everyone responding was not alive when JFK was in office.

I suspect responders on average could not give 5 pertinent facts about his administration, much less policy.


43 posted on 12/07/2010 8:20:44 AM PST by WoofDog123
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To: Happy Rain
He was a supply-sider who hated socialism and he would have won the Vietnam War.

Not with whiz kid Robert McNamara as SecDef.

44 posted on 12/07/2010 8:20:48 AM PST by Ole Okie (American.)
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To: RexBeach

“What about Millard Fillmore?”

Nope. He gave us California.


45 posted on 12/07/2010 8:22:31 AM PST by ari-freedom (Happy Chanuka!)
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I’d say Kennedy rolled Khrushchev during the missile crisis.

You'd be wrong.

We gave up Turkey ... but disaster was averted, and the Soviets were forced to pull out of Cuba.

We didn't "give up" Turkey -- we removed some Jupiter MRBM missiles from there. No big loss, but the real loss was the US pledge NOT to invade Cuba, which was part of the missile crisis resolution deal. That stripped America of all leverage to fight against Castro. Not to mention condemning to death hundreds of political prisoners in Cuban gulags over the intervening years.

Kennedy "won," eh? Thank God we didn't have too many of those victories.

46 posted on 12/07/2010 8:23:49 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: ConservativeStatement
JFK was “a venereal-disease-ridden sexual profligate and drug addict.” - Ann Coulter.

Nailed it!

47 posted on 12/07/2010 8:24:25 AM PST by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: GeronL

Right — good point. LOL.


48 posted on 12/07/2010 8:25:55 AM PST by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

“JFK Still Most Highly-Regarded Former President”

Ridiculous. I’m sure people have no idea why they think this way.
The myth lives


49 posted on 12/07/2010 8:26:08 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“Former president John F. Kennedy, Jr. remains the most popular of recent past American presidents,”

Because he was killed.


50 posted on 12/07/2010 8:26:30 AM PST by ari-freedom (Happy Chanuka!)
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