Nixon Territory: Bush now more unpopular than Jimmy Carter

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    New Bush polls:

    Newsweek: 26% approval rating

    ARG: 27% approval rating.



    The new numbers—a 2 point drop from the last NEWSWEEK Poll at the beginning of May—are statistically unchanged, given the poll’s 4 point margin of error. But the 26 percent rating puts Bush lower than Jimmy Carter, who sunk to his nadir of 28 percent in a Gallup poll in June 1979. In fact, the only president in the last 35 years to score lower than Bush is Richard Nixon. Nixon’s approval rating tumbled to 23 percent in January 1974, seven months before his resignation over the botched Watergate break-in.




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    It kinda figures. There are a lot of the Nixionites in the Bush Administration.
     
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    LOL - I guess this puts Congress down in Vanilla Ice territory...
     
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    and congress is nearly 50-50 between D's and R's...so your point would be????

    and if you would like to weigh in on the poll differences between D's and R's inj congress, please do:
    http://www.usmessageboard.com/showthread.php?t=49156
     
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    Your constant refrain that abysmal numbers are unimportant because the dems have a slightly less abysmal number is getting old. If everyone loves the dems why is the overall number so low? Ohh wait, I remember, cause the dems are not very well liked either.
     
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    If everyone loves the dems why is the overall number so low? Ohh wait, I remember, cause the dems are not very well liked either.


    -The latest polls show that in a general election, Clinton/Obama beat or tied every republican first-tier candiadate: Guilliani/Romney/McCain/Thompson.

    There was no polling case where a republican nominee beat a democrat

    http://pollingreport.com/wh08gen.htm


    -Polling data show that Democrats in Congress consistently poll with better approval ratings than Republicans in congresss:

    http://pollingreport.com/congress.htm
     
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    You guys kill me with your polls. I'm going to poll the crickets in the back yard ... see which ones think my dog is evil and which ones don't.:badgrin:
     
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    I am of the opinion that putting any stock in poll numbers, especially when the election is 17 months out, is pointless. At this stage of the game, polls mean absolutely nothing.
     
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    Polls are the only quantifiable measure of public opinion.

    When someone yells: "Democrats are just as unpopular as Republicans!", they better have some metrics, and quantifiable facts to back that statement up.

    You didn't.

    Do you just expect people to take your word, that Democrats are as unpopular as republicans? Or, do you think we should be relying on scientific poll data, to test your assertion?
     
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    While this is not scientific, I will say that Democrats and Republicans are equally unpopular with me.
     

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