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  • Region's rivals get solid support (Sharon Approval Shoots up from 45% to 62%)

    04/09/2002 11:49:58 AM PDT · by finnman69 · 10 replies · 8+ views
    USA Today ^ | 4/9/02 | Matthew Kalman
    Region's rivals get solid support Tue Apr 9, 8:32 AM ET Matthew Kalman USA TODAY JERUSALEM -- Israelis overwhelmingly support Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (news - web sites)'s continuing military operations against Palestinian terrorists, but they could reject his leadership if there is a real chance for peace, a new poll shows. A nationwide opinion poll published Friday by Yedioth Aharonot, Israel's Hebrew daily found Sharon's job-approval rating leaped from a low of 45% in March to 62% after he launched Operation Protective Shield 12 days ago. The military campaign in the West Bank, initiated after a series of suicide...
  • Polls: More than 7 in 10 approve of Bush efforts to ease hostilities, doubt success

    04/09/2002 9:39:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies · 19+ views
    <p>Seven in 10 Americans approve of President Bush's efforts to ease tensions in the Middle East by urging Israel to withdraw from Palestinian territory, says a CNN-USA Today-Gallup poll.</p> <p>Even more support his urging Palestinians to stop their attacks. But the public has serious doubts about the success of these efforts in the Middle East. People were evenly split on whether the United States should send peacekeeping troops to the Middle East, according to an NBC-Wall Street Journal poll.</p>
  • Poll: Americans approve of Bush's handling of Mideast

    04/08/2002 11:21:16 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 71 replies · 38+ views
    CNN via WND ^ | Tuesday, April 9, 2002
    <p>Even fewer believe Secretary of State Colin Powell will be successful in negotiating a peaceful resolution to the conflict. Only 39 percent believe it is likely Powell will be able to help both sides reach an agreement.</p> <p>Israel fared better in the poll than did the Palestinians or their leader.</p>
  • Most in U.S. see Arafat as terrorist: Pollster: 58% of Americans now condemn Palestinian leader

    04/08/2002 11:19:35 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 17 replies · 216+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Tuesday, April 9, 2002
    About 58 percent of Americans now believe Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is a terrorist, up seven points from a separate poll taken recently. Last week, 51 percent said they thought Arafat was a terrorist, compared to just 17 percent who thought he was not, according to pollster Scott Rasmussen of ScottPolls.com. "Apparently, Israel's aggressive actions have not created a backlash of sympathy for the Palestinian leader," he said. According to the poll, which was conducted for Fox News' "Fox and Friends" morning program April 5-6, 64 percent of men say Arafat is a terrorist while 52 percent of women share...
  • James Zogby, Arab-American Arafat Apologist

    04/08/2002 6:36:37 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 44 replies · 124+ views
    James Zogby of the Arab-American Institute was just on Hannity and Colmes. His defense of Yasser Arafat borders on the brainwashed fanatical. He's a well-spoken man, too bad he doesn't want to condemn terrorism. I know he wants to defend his people, but it would be great if he called for better leadership for his people rather than slam Israel, the nation trying to defend herself.
  • Clinton's Retrospective Job Approval at 51%

    04/07/2002 9:53:47 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 56 replies · 457+ views
    Gallup News Service ^ | 4/7/02 | Frank Newport
    Reagan, Carter, Ford and Kennedy are seen in more positive light now than while in office; Nixon's and Johnson's retrospective ratings are worse PRINCETON, NJ -- John F. Kennedy continues to have the highest retrospective job-approval rating of any of the last eight presidents, followed by Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter. Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson have the lowest retrospective approval ratings. Bill Clinton -- measured for the first time since leaving office -- ranks only sixth. Clinton’s retrospective approval rating is slightly lower than his overall average while he was in office, and considerably...
  • Zogby: Bush favorability remains high; But President gets lower grade for handling Mid-East crisis

    04/05/2002 10:51:39 PM PST · by Timesink · 20 replies · 248+ views
    Zogby International ^ | April 5, 2002
    Released: April 05, 2002 Bush favorability remains high; But President gets lower grade for handling Mid-East crisis; Majority blames both sides for current crisis; Most say U.S. should pressure both sides towards peace, Latest Zogby America poll reveals President George W. Bush continues to receive a high overall opinion rating, but is given a significantly lower rating for his handling of the current Israeli-Palestinian situation by likely voters nationwide, a new Zogby America poll reveals. Bush receives a high overall opinion rating (82% favorable, 17% unfavorable), but his handling of the crisis in the Middle East is judged much less...
  • 'Post' poll: 72% of Israelis for war

    04/05/2002 5:28:11 AM PST · by truthandlife · 8 replies · 10+ views
    Seventy-two percent of Israelis support the government's decision to wage wide-scale war in the territories, according to a poll commissioned by The Jerusalem Post. The poll of 501 Israeli adults was conducted yesterday by the Smith Institute, headed by Rafi and Hanoch Smith. The margin of error was 4.5%. Additionally, a plurality of Israelis - 36% - favor Yasser Arafat's expulsion from the territories, while another 23% believe he should be "eliminated." Only 15% favor a return to negotiations with him. At the same time, the survey's results indicated the public is evenly split on longer-term options. While a thin...
  • GOP reaps gains from president's popularity

    04/04/2002 10:42:27 PM PST · by kattracks · 12 replies · 15+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/05/02 | Dave Boyer and Amy Fagan
    <p>President Bush's high job-approval rating will benefit Republicans in November's midterm elections, a survey released yesterday suggests, and it appears to be fueling record-setting fund raising by the Republican National Committee.</p> <p>Mr. Bush "will sustain high job-approval ratings throughout the 2002 elections," stated a report by the Republican polling firm Public Opinion Strategies, which evaluated spikes in approval ratings for other presidents in the past 30 years.</p>
  • CBS Poll: Americans Back Israel [5 to 1]

    04/03/2002 2:54:15 PM PST · by scratchgolfer · 32 replies · 383+ views
    CBSnews.com ^ | April 3 2002
    Americans’ sympathies are with Israel in the current fighting in the Middle East, and most say Israel’s recent action sending troops to surround Yasser Arafat’s headquarters was justified, according to a CBS News poll. But many also have concerns and criticisms about Israel’s response – with nearly seven in ten believing Israel’s actions will only lead to more suicide attacks. By a margin of five to one, Americans sympathize more with Israel. Fifty-two percent say that, while just 10 percent sympathize more with the Palestinians. Fifteen percent, however, sympathize with neither. Americans reactions today are not much different from the...
  • 51% say Arafat's a terrorist - While just 17% of Americans polled think he's not

    04/03/2002 7:23:02 AM PST · by veronica · 16 replies · 97+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 3/3/02 | Staff
    A poll conducted by Scott Rasmussen Public Opinion Research has found that 51 percent of Americans believe that Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is a terrorist, while only 17 percent said he was not. Of those polled, 32 percent were not sure. Fifty-nine percent of men view Arafat as a terrorist along with 44 percent of women. Republicans were more condemning of the Palestinian leader, with 64 percent of GOP members agreeing that he is a terrorist. Forty-eight percent of Democrats agreed. The findings are from a national telephone survey of 1,000 adults conducted on Monday. The margin of sampling error...
  • 87% Palestinians Support Murdering Civilians

    03/31/2002 5:51:54 PM PST · by Colorado Doug · 110 replies · 1,979+ views
    87% Palestinians support martyrdom operations Nablus- An opinion poll organized by the press department at the Najah University in Nablus yesterday revealed that majority of the Palestinian people supported martyrdom operations against Zionist occupiers. The poll that included 327 persons from various affiliations pointed out that 87.4% of them supported continuation of Palestinian martyrdom operations. 72.4% even supported expansion of those operations to cover all areas within the Zionist entity and not only in the West Bank or Gaza Strip. The poll showed that 64% also backed martyrdom operations launched by women commandos. Another 79.5% expressed belief that the only...
  • Shaheen increases lead over Bob Smith

    03/29/2002 5:28:25 PM PST · by GraniteStateConservative · 10 replies · 175+ views
    American Research Group ^ | 3-29-02 | American Research Group
    Thread at Campaign 2002 @ FR
  • Americans See Need for U.S. Role in Resolving Problems in Iraq, Israeli-Palestinian Dispute

    03/28/2002 2:23:46 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 13+ views
    Gallup.com ^ | Thursday, March 28, 2002 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ – The summit of Arab nations concludes today in Lebanon and has focused worldwide attention on the continuing issues in the Middle East and Arab world. A new CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll finds that 58% of Americans say that a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict should be a very important foreign policy goal of the United States, up slightly from February and at the highest point it has been since Gallup began measuring this in 1991. About the same number, 60%, says that removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq should be a very important U.S. foreign policy...
  • Islam a failing religion undergoing world identity crisis

    03/27/2002 4:53:34 PM PST · by scratchgolfer · 36 replies · 326+ views
    Sun-Herald ^ | March 24 2002 | Lindsey Williams
    Islam a failing religion undergoing world identity crisis The first thing they teach you in punditry school is to stay away from religion. Yet, the world is in the midst of an epochal, religious war. Saying so is a dirty job, but someone has to do it. Consider a pair of polls disclosing an irrational hatred of Americans by foreign Muslims. In contrast, U.S. born and immigrant Muslins register a high degree of approval for the war on terrorism. A Gallup poll of Middle-Easterners indicates 61 percent dislike Americans intensely. Surprisingly 72 percent of Kuwaitis are even more virulent. Back...
  • Hasta la vista baby-See you later baby(immigration)

    03/24/2002 5:09:11 PM PST · by americanpatriotUSA · 67 replies · 991+ views
    National Review | 3/24/02 | John O`Sullivan
    Hasta la Vista, Baby Bush's Hispanic strategy comes unraveled. By John O’Sullivan From the April 8, 2002, issue, of National Review n March 12, two quite separate events combined to undermine the Bush administration's strategy for building a new GOP majority by winning Hispanic votes with such policies as an amnesty for illegal Mexican immigrants. The first event was the result of the Democratic primary in Texas, in which conservative millionaire Tony Sanchez handily defeated former attorney general Dan Morales with a campaign that stressed the rise of Hispanic power. The second was the near defeat in the House of...
  • Israeli Morale At All-time Low

    03/13/2002 8:07:06 AM PST · by RCW2001 · 11 replies · 137+ views
    Israeli morale at all-time lowas search for answers goes on By Jessica Steinberg JERUSALEM, March 12 (JTA) #151; As a wave of terror attacks and shootings shake the usual shrug-it-off Israeli mentality, there is an increasing sense that the government is not doing enough to improve the situation. On the left, a growing number of voices is calling for the government to unilaterally leave the territories. On the right, people are demanding that the government crush the Palestinian Authority, and bring security back to Israel. quot;Our message is a national consensus against terror and that it has to be...
  • Prez Poll Has Hil Nipping At Gore's Heels (President Bush Soaring)

    03/13/2002 2:16:55 AM PST · by kattracks · 41 replies · 248+ views
    WASHINGTON Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) has nearly caught Al Gore in a new poll of whom Democrats favor to run against President Bush in 2004. Clinton's 22% rating is just five points behind that of former Vice President Gore #151; who has tumbled from 40% the month before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that sent Bush's approval ratings through the roof.quot;It's gonna freak Gore out,quot; said one respected Democratic operative. quot;He blamed [former President Bill] Clinton for his last loss, and now he's got her on his heels.quot;Sen. Clinton's aides quickly reaffirmed her 2000 campaign promise not to run...
  • ZOGBY March 8-10: Bush v Gore Rematch + other DATA

    03/12/2002 10:36:55 AM PST · by rface · 7 replies · 12+ views
    ZOGBY ^ | 3-12-02 | ZOGBY
    1,062 nationwide registered voters March 8-10. Margin of sampling error +/- 3.2% If the election for President were held today and the candidates were Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Al Gore, for whom would you vote? Bush.....58.0%Gore.....34.4% Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Hillary ?Clinton? Bush.......63.9% HILLARY!...28.8% Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Little Dick Gephardt?Bush.......62.1%Gephardt......26.2% Republican George W. Bush and Democrat Tom Dasshole?Bush........61.1%Dasshole......21.1% Attacking Iraq and removing Saddam Hussein? Favor.......61.3%Oppose.....27.9%.there's more....
  • More Israeli Jews favor transfer of Palestinians, Israeli Arabs - poll finds

    03/11/2002 4:06:26 PM PST · by Phil V. · 157 replies · 1,792+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | Tuesday, March 12, 2002 Adar 28, 5762 | Amnon Barzilai
    w w w . h a a r e t z d a i l y . c o m More Israeli Jews favor transfer of Palestinians, Israeli Arabs - poll finds Some 46 percent of Israel's Jewish citizens favor transferring Palestinians out of the territories, while 31 percent favor transferring Israeli Arabs out of the country, according to the Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies' annual national security public opinion poll. In 1991, 38 percent of Israel's Jewish population was in favor of transferring the Palestinians out of the territories while 24 percent supported transferring Israeli Arabs. When the...
  • Continental Drift: How to combat Europe's toothless anti-Americanism.

    03/09/2002 8:50:53 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 10 replies · 389+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 03/10/2002 | CHARLES MOORE
    <p>European elites witnessing the unilateral exercise of U.S. power in Afghanistan, the Philippines and now Georgia resemble the ex-smoker in a room with someone who still smokes. It reminds them, sometimes intolerably, of what they once were. For obvious historical reasons, Europeans, particularly Continentals, have bad memories of unilaterally exercised power and have long since concluded that the best way to contain war is the multilateral way.</p>
  • Dutch Right poised for poll success

    03/07/2002 2:19:09 PM PST · by knighthawk · 42 replies · 399+ views
    BBC News ^ | March 07 2002
    A new right-wing party appears to have made strong gains in Dutch local elections, two months before the country votes for a new government. Parties belonging to the national government coalition have lost about 12% of their regional seats, news agency AP reported. The right-leaning Leefbaar Nederland (Liveable Netherlands) was the major winner, AP says, scoring landslide victories in some areas. The movement has a strong anti-immigration agenda. In Rotterdam, an outspoken former leader of the group is reported to have gained more than one third of the votes, making Leefbaar Nederland the largest party on the city council. Anti-Muslim ...
  • Zogby: Cuomo Leads McCall by 4 points; McCall "Not Familiars" at 40%; Jobs/Economy New #1 NY Issue

    03/07/2002 11:15:41 AM PST · by Timesink · 36 replies · 345+ views
    Zogby International ^ | March 7, 2002
    Released: March 07, 2002 Cuomo leads McCall by 4 points; Voters "not familiar" with McCall at 40%; Jobs/economy new #1 state issue, a new Zogby New York poll reveals Andrew Cuomo holds a narrow lead over H. Carl McCall in the potential race for the Democratic primary for New York Governor, a new Zogby New York poll reveals. The poll of 326 likely New York State Democratic voters conducted March 4-6 shows Cuomo now leading McCall, 42% - 38% with 3% who say neither and 18% Undecided. In February, the potential candidates were virtually tied (Cuomo 38% - McCall 36%), ...
  • Six Months Of Stunning Polls

    03/06/2002 5:01:05 PM PST · by Utah Girl · 18 replies · 160+ views
    Hotline Scoop ^ | 3/6/2002 | Howard Mortman
    ext week's six-month anniversary of Sept. 11 surely will bring many media stories with many different angles. Bush's numbers are strong coast-to-coast, not just in New York City. Here's one story idea: President Bush's amazing poll numbers. Why are Bush's approval numbers still so good, and why have they stayed so good for so long? Ask Matthew Dowd, Bush's pollster and the senior adviser to the Republican National Committee. "People said they would fall off like his father after Desert Storm, or fall off like President [Lyndon B.] Johnson after Vietnam," Dowd tells me. But they didn't. It's because, ...
  • Matier & Ross - Barbara Lee's Number's Down (My Title)

    03/04/2002 8:50:35 PM PST · by I_Love_My_Husband · 2 replies · 27+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/3/02 | Matier and Ross
    <p>IN DEMAND: Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, made history with her stand-alone vote against the war on terrorism -- but when it comes to taking a stand in her own back yard, she's trying to please everybody.</p> <p>How else do you explain her "dual endorsement" of Loni Hancock and Charles Ramsey for the same East Bay state Assembly seat?</p>
  • Poll: Mass. wants Mitt

    02/27/2002 12:09:16 PM PST · by GraniteStateConservative · 68 replies · 693+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 2-27-02 | David R. Guarino
    Poll: Mass. wants Mitt HERALD POLL/by David R. Guarino Tuesday, February 26, 2002 Republican Mitt Romney would steamroll into the governor's race a certified front-runner, far more popular than the wounded acting governor and besting every Democrat in the field, a new Herald poll shows. In a staggering sign the GOP could abandon acting Gov. Jane M. Swift for Romney, 48 percent of Republicans surveyed now disapprove of the job Swift is doing as governor. Meanwhile, 69 percent of Republican voters view Romney favorably while only 36 percent give Swift favorable marks. And while Swift's plummeting fortune now has ...
  • View From Abroad: Concern and Criticism Replaces Post-Sept. 11 Solidarity in Europe

    02/27/2002 11:48:36 AM PST · by knighthawk · 16 replies · 14+ views
    ABC News ^ | 27 february 2002 | Oliver Libaw
    Feb. 27 — Christian Astier, a 44-year-old Parisian, agrees that there is an "axis of evil." But he thinks the United States is part of it. "I have a very negative view of the Americans because they are intolerant, they focus on themselves and they think only about themselves," the civil servant says. "They are part of the 'axis of evil' as well." Astier is far from alone in his thinking. As post-Sept. 11 solidarity with the United States dies down in Europe and elsewhere around the world, unease and anger with American policy and Americans in general have returned ...
  • NBC/WSJ Poll: Bush at 82% approval

    01/24/2002 3:04:54 PM PST · by Politico2 · 49 replies · 419+ views
    WSJ Interactive Edition | 1/24/2002 | Hart/Teeter
    HART-TEETER January 2002 1724 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20009 (202) 234-5570 Interviews: 1,011 adults Dates: January 18-21, 2002 48 Male 52 Female FINAL Study #6023 NBC News/Wall Street Journal January 2002 Poll Methodology Margin of error for 1,011 interviews is +/-3.2% Unless otherwise noted by a "+", all previous data shown reflects responses among all adults. 1. All in all, do you think that things in the nation are generally headed in the right direction, or do you feel that things are off on the wrong track? &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;HighLow &nbsp;1/0212/019/016/014/013/011/019/017/92+ Right direction627072434752457214 Wrong track201511393932361171 &nbsp;&nbsp;Mixed (VOL)14121114111115119 &nbsp;&nbsp;Not sure436435466 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;12/0010/00+9/00+7/00+6/00+4/00+&nbsp; ...
  • BUSH JOB PERFORMANCE LOWEST SINCE 9/11

    02/15/2002 7:32:06 AM PST · by grammymoon · 36 replies · 298+ views
    email to me ^ | 2/15/02 | ZOGBY POLL
    Zogby International Email Release: Bush job performance lowest since before 9/11; Voters split on rolling back tax cut; They strongly prefer tax roll back if it means more money for programs A new Zogby America poll shows President George W. Bush's job performance rating at its lowest level since September 11th. Another 25% rate him fair or poor. For more results click: http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=533 The poll, conducted of 714 likely voters nationwide from January 31st through February 2nd, shows voters giving Bush a 73% positive job performance rating. At the same time 86% rate his performance positively on handling the terrorist ...
  • American voters give Bush 76-16 percent approval, Colin Powell gets 85-8 percent approval

    02/22/2002 2:31:41 PM PST · by areafiftyone · 11 replies · 317+ views
    American voters approve 76–16 percent of the job George W. Bush is doing as President, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today.This is a slight drop from President Bush’s 83–11 percent approval in a December 11, 2001, national poll by the independent Quinnipiac University.Secretary of State Colin Powell gets an even higher 85–8 percent approval, while Vice President Dick Cheney gets the lowest rating on the Bush team, 58–20 percent.Looking at Bush’s handling of different areas, American voters approve:·62–30 percent of his handling of the economy;·72–19 percent of his handling of foreign policy;·81–14 percent of his handling ...