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Disapproval of Bush at high point
CNN ^ | 6-18-05 | CNN

Posted on 06/28/2005 6:23:58 AM PDT by dogbarks77

CNN) -- The number of Americans disapproving of President Bush's job performance has risen to the highest level of his presidency, according to the CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll released Monday.

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: approval; bus; bush2008; icametobezotted; jobapproval; wereherewerequeer
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To: dogbarks77
This is what separates Bush from recent Presidents - he knows political capital expires worthless, unless it is spent. Spending capital EQUALS lower approval ratings. I admire him - though I don't always agree with his decisions.

Clinton lived for approval ratings and never spent them to accomplish any great thing and his Presidency expired worthless.

You pick which you'd prefer.

51 posted on 06/28/2005 6:42:31 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: dogbarks77

Funny, there was a poll here on FR about this very subject, and a thread about a biased poll taken by a MSM outlet...


52 posted on 06/28/2005 6:42:49 AM PDT by Darksheare (Hey troll, Sith happens.)
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To: AxelPaulsenJr

Dissent? I am just posting a poll.


53 posted on 06/28/2005 6:43:01 AM PDT by dogbarks77
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To: Grampa Dave

Oh yeah, he smells very funny.


54 posted on 06/28/2005 6:43:19 AM PDT by Darksheare (Hey troll, Sith happens.)
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To: dogbarks77

What these huckster pollsters never mention is that a good many Bush supporters also "disapprove" of his performance. They'd like to see him be tougher, more conservative, and speak out more often against the Dems.

As far as approval of the way he's fighting the war, this is rather silly because few Americans ever "approve" of a war during times of rough going. Had Americans been exposed to today's media ideologues during various periods of WWII, approval would have been just a low.

But, in any event, as Rush put it, media opinion polls are simply disguised editorials. The methods they use are often quite questionable and there is a built-in liberal bias because people tend to respond the way they think the pollster wants them to.


55 posted on 06/28/2005 6:43:36 AM PDT by zook
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To: dogbarks77

That's what they always say.


56 posted on 06/28/2005 6:43:45 AM PDT by Darksheare (Hey troll, Sith happens.)
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To: dogbarks77

Yes and we would like to discuss it with you. I bet if I went over to your friends at du and posted a positive poll about Bush it would be jerked in a minute. What you bet?


57 posted on 06/28/2005 6:44:09 AM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Pray Daily For Our Troops and President Bush)
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To: small voice in the wilderness

BWAHAHAHA!!


58 posted on 06/28/2005 6:44:14 AM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires)
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To: cripplecreek

You did?? You voted 'Kerry' on polls??? hahahaha. Good for you.


59 posted on 06/28/2005 6:44:15 AM PDT by bboop
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To: Logic n' Reason

Nonsense. A lot of Bush haters at FR.


60 posted on 06/28/2005 6:44:54 AM PDT by rwfromkansas (http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=rwfromkansas)
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To: dogbarks77

"I as a Republican want my president to be likable, reelection time or not."

The only people I know who give a crap about something like that are liberal democrats. (AKA ignorant wastes of space)


61 posted on 06/28/2005 6:45:06 AM PDT by Flightdeck
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To: Coop

.....here, here.....Amen to that.


62 posted on 06/28/2005 6:45:07 AM PDT by smiley
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To: Coop
And I, as a conservative, don't give a hoot as to whether the media and the populace at large (2/3 who likely can't name the VP or SecDef) likes our president. I expect leadership and tough decisions during difficult times. We've got 'em here.

WELL SAID!

63 posted on 06/28/2005 6:45:22 AM PDT by alessandrofiaschi
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To: Darksheare

Smells funny, posts like a slimey, stinky and smelly troll.

Notice how the GW haters back it up immediately.


64 posted on 06/28/2005 6:45:48 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (The MSM has been a WMD, Weapon of Mass Disinformation for the Rats for at least 5 decades.)
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To: dogbarks77

http://www.mediaresearch.org/specialreports/2004/sum/sum063004.asp

The Liberal Media


65 posted on 06/28/2005 6:46:00 AM PDT by april15Bendovr
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To: Grampa Dave

All over it like stink on..


66 posted on 06/28/2005 6:46:11 AM PDT by Darksheare (Hey troll, Sith happens.)
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To: dogbarks77
Hope you enjoyed your 2 days here and let's hope your "Welcome to the FR" and "You Are Leaving the FR" signs are back-to-back.
67 posted on 06/28/2005 6:47:02 AM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires)
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To: Flightdeck
The only people I know who give a crap about something like that are liberal democrats. (AKA ignorant wastes of space) I know another one: George W. Bush. He will make a crucial Iraq TV plea tonight.
68 posted on 06/28/2005 6:47:18 AM PDT by dogbarks77
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To: bboop

"You did?? You voted 'Kerry' on polls??? hahahaha. Good for you."


Quite a few of us did. We discussed is on a lot of threads back then. I planned to lie to an exit pollster if asked as well.


69 posted on 06/28/2005 6:47:18 AM PDT by cripplecreek (I zot trolls for fun and profit.)
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To: softwarecreator
Hope you enjoyed your 2 days here and let's hope your "Welcome to the FR" and "You Are Leaving the FR" signs are back-to-back. I like your friend better. The one who said FR tolerates dissent.
70 posted on 06/28/2005 6:49:15 AM PDT by dogbarks77
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To: Right_at_RiceU
These polls, the people that take them and the media that reports them are so fricking shallow, it's ridiculous. I bet you 70% of these people that take these polls could even begin to describe what Bush has purposed for Energy and Social Security, but yet they disapprove of it.
71 posted on 06/28/2005 6:49:26 AM PDT by The South Texan (The Democrat Party and the leftist (ABCCBSNBCCNN NYLATIMES)media are a criminal enterprise!)
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To: dogbarks77

If I was called by a leftist polling firm, I would likely answer that I approve of the job Bush is doing. In reality, he's creeped into the slightly disapprove column, in my opinion, and he's dropping. That's pretty bad since I voted for him the last two election, I even stood in front of a polling place on election day last year holding a Bush sign. I've scraped his stickers off my vehicles and I'm one disappointed Republican.


72 posted on 06/28/2005 6:49:51 AM PDT by Spiff (Don't believe everything you think.)
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To: Barney Gumble
Look at Papa Bush, or even Mayor Mike Bloomberg who followed Rudy Guiliani into the job.

Or Bill Clinton! Or Dwight Eisenhower!

73 posted on 06/28/2005 6:50:37 AM PDT by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: dogbarks77

"I know another one: George W. Bush. He will make a crucial Iraq TV plea tonight."

You're confusing 'wanting to be liked' with 'preventing the media from destroying Americans courage to do what is right'. Don't worry, it's an easy mistake for an idiot to make.


74 posted on 06/28/2005 6:50:39 AM PDT by Flightdeck
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To: Right_at_RiceU

Had CNNMSNBCNYT been around running their 'scientific' polls in 1864, Lincoln might well have lost to the 'peace Democrats'. God willing, Bush will be shown to be right as was Lincoln in preserving the Union.


75 posted on 06/28/2005 6:51:05 AM PDT by dogcaller
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To: dogbarks77
I am just posting a poll.

Of course you are, dear.

76 posted on 06/28/2005 6:51:51 AM PDT by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: dogbarks77
It is easy to tell when all of the whacked out liberals in college are home on a break. The internet slows down, and Free Republic gets bs like this from these room temp IQs. Below is a great photo of this typical Summer Break Troll playing with its parents's computer.


77 posted on 06/28/2005 6:52:02 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (The MSM has been a WMD, Weapon of Mass Disinformation for the Rats for at least 5 decades.)
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To: dogbarks77
Yeah and I am offering a dissenting opinion on you.  Tolerate it.  =)
78 posted on 06/28/2005 6:52:15 AM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires)
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To: Spiff

"In reality, he's creeped into the slightly disapprove column, in my opinion, and he's dropping"

You need to evaluate just what you believe and do not believe from the media. He's not perfect and could do a lot more about the border, but Bush is one of the greatest presidents we have ever had.


79 posted on 06/28/2005 6:52:31 AM PDT by Flightdeck
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To: Grampa Dave

Hahahah .... that pic is great!!


80 posted on 06/28/2005 6:53:32 AM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires)
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To: Flightdeck

the media can't prevent Americans from doing what is right. Americans elected George Bush over kerry. Bush was better than Kerry, as we all know. No media was able to prevent us from choosing Bush.
Now Bush is not handling things in a manner that we thought he would. That is why many of us are disapproving.


81 posted on 06/28/2005 6:54:01 AM PDT by dogbarks77
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To: dogbarks77
Now Bush is not handling things in a manner that we thought he would.

And what would you have him handle differently?

82 posted on 06/28/2005 6:55:56 AM PDT by AxelPaulsenJr (Pray Daily For Our Troops and President Bush)
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To: dogbarks77

"the media can't prevent Americans from doing what is right."

Vietnam.


83 posted on 06/28/2005 6:56:13 AM PDT by Darksheare (Hey troll, Sith happens.)
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To: softwarecreator

"Hahahah .... that pic is great!!"

I used that during the spring breaks to "picture" the little rat trolls home on spring break using their computer to attack our president and our military.


84 posted on 06/28/2005 6:56:20 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (The MSM has been a WMD, Weapon of Mass Disinformation for the Rats for at least 5 decades.)
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To: dogbarks77
The one who said FR tolerates dissent.

I thought you just said you weren't doing the dissent thing.

85 posted on 06/28/2005 6:56:40 AM PDT by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: cripplecreek
LOL< it was a weekend poll (Fri-MON) and not even registered or likely voters. Since it has been proven that weekend polls always favor Dems, this poll is worse then useless.
86 posted on 06/28/2005 6:56:57 AM PDT by Eagles Talon IV
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To: dogbarks77

"I like your friend better. The one who said FR tolerates dissent."

It does tolerate dissent. I disagree with people here every day including President Bush. However, that dissent is usually followed by an alternate solution to the issue one is dissenting on.

However, it doesn't tolerate DU trolls who misrepresent themselves as "Republicans" simply to post negative articles. I'm betting you are the latter since you are not "dissenting", you are just posting negative polls that make you feel good.


87 posted on 06/28/2005 6:57:00 AM PDT by L98Fiero
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To: cripplecreek

lol. that's probably part of the reason tho. when he was up for election, I abstained from expressing my accurate satisfaction level, cuz I didn't want to help Kerry. But now that I am free to express my true sentiments, I would say I am very unsatisfied.


88 posted on 06/28/2005 6:57:25 AM PDT by Huck (Conservatism jumped the shark with George W. Bush)
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To: dogbarks77
Bush is polled every other day. Every headline is "Support for war slipping". This is just the media being the true pinkos that they are. You can say that I am in denial but I doubt a poll of 900-1000 adults (w/ more dems than Rep polled) is hardly the national consensus. The MSM tried this angle in the 2004 election and it failed. It will fail in 2006 and the 2008 elections as well. My question is who are they polling? I live in Tucson and everyone here has a "support the troops" and Bush/Cheney sticker.
89 posted on 06/28/2005 6:57:44 AM PDT by slowhand520
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To: Grampa Dave

LOL, good one.


90 posted on 06/28/2005 6:59:01 AM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and the rest can go to hell.)
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To: dogbarks77
Now Bush is not handling things in a manner that we thought he would

No President can appeal to 100% of the people or can do everything we want him to do, in the way we want him to.  I personally am not happy with the border issues and the way he promised $50 million to Palestine.

But I didn't come here and post nothing but negative things in my first 2 days, how can you NOT expect to come under suspicion or be taken seriously?

91 posted on 06/28/2005 6:59:16 AM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires)
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To: dogbarks77
I as a Republican

I, as a conservative, could care less if my President is well liked. As long as he is abiding by the Constitution and protecting our Rights.

If the President was doing MORE to piss off the liberals, then he'd be doing a good job. He's only done about half of what I would expect from a Conservative. He's also done things that are entirely TOO liberal while trying to be "liked". McCain-Feingold and unquestioned expansion of Federal budgets come to mind. Has he forgotten what a Veto is?

92 posted on 06/28/2005 7:00:21 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Never underestimate the will of the downtrodden to lie flatter.)
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To: dogbarks77
Woof, woof, woof, woof.
Bush will be on TV tonight to talk about Iraq.
It really doesn't matter how he's doing in the public eye.
If you are afraid the pubbies will lose in 2006...That's a year and 5 months away!
94 posted on 06/28/2005 7:01:32 AM PDT by graycamel (I'm an animal lover, I love their meat on my plate and their skins on my back.)
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To: expatguy
Tell me about it...


95 posted on 06/28/2005 7:02:20 AM PDT by Darksheare (Hey troll, Sith happens.)
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To: Logic n' Reason

I'm sure you know this but Logic and Reason are tools of the White Oppressor.


97 posted on 06/28/2005 7:03:00 AM PDT by johnb838 (Adios, liberal mofos!)
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To: L98Fiero
I'm betting you are the latter since you are not "dissenting", you are just posting negative polls that make you feel good

What these guys don't get is that this is not the DU ... all they ever do there is rant and rave and never offer solutions or say anything positive, that is why it is so easy to tell a troll is sniffing around.  I've only been here a short time and can easily spot them because it's just so obvious.  The people who've been here for a while can probably smell them as they are registering.

98 posted on 06/28/2005 7:03:49 AM PDT by softwarecreator (Facts are to liberals as holy water is to vampires)
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To: KevinDavis

"Didn't we have a President who ran an Administration by the polls?"

Yep. And we paid for it on 9/11. Thanks again, Bill! Thanks again, Hitlery! (Barf!) (And a little credit goes to Ross Perot, too!)


99 posted on 06/28/2005 7:04:43 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: dogbarks77

Yeah, I can't take any more of this.

I'm voting against him in the next election...

< / sarcasm >

= P


100 posted on 06/28/2005 7:05:59 AM PDT by Mr. Thorne ("But iron, cold iron, shall be master of them all..." Kipling)
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