Poll finds rebound in Bush approval numbers

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    I wonder why this is happening? Progress in Iraq? A growing economy? Low interest rates? Near full emoployment?

    As Bush's rating go up - the Dems numbers go down


    Poll finds rebound in Bush approval

    By Jill Lawrence and Susan Page, USA TODAY
    WASHINGTON — Amid falling gas prices and a two-week drive to highlight his administration's efforts to fight terrorism, President Bush's approval rating has risen to 44% in a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll. That's his highest rating in a year.
    The poll also showed likely voters evenly divided between Democratic and Republican candidates for Congress, 48%-48%. Among registered voters, Democrats had a 51%-42% advantage.

    The results come seven weeks before closely contested elections for control of Congress. Republicans have struggled to overcome problems, including Bush's low ratings, continuing violence in Iraq and the bungled response to Hurricane Katrina.

    They also come as terrorism is making headlines: an alleged plot to blow up planes headed from Britain to the USA, the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and weeks of focus by Bush and other top Republicans on terrorism and whether Democrats can protect the country.

    The new findings reflect "a consistent, persistent, tenacious effort to make ... the Republican Party's ability to deal with terrorism the No. 1 issue in the campaign," said political scientist Richard Eichenberg of Tufts University, who has studied presidential job ratings during wartime. He called it "a carbon copy" of the successful 2004 playbook.

    Bush's approval rating has edged up largely on the strength of Republicans coming back to the fold — 86% with him now compared with 70% in May.

    Scott Reed, a Republican strategist who ran Bob Dole's 1996 presidential campaign, said GOP fortunes have turned since Labor Day: "This has been the best two weeks Republicans have had since Bush was re-elected."

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2006-09-18-bush-poll_x.htm
     
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    You realize this article is 15 months old, right?
     
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    Posted 9/18/2006 11:07 PM ET
     
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    Well, what else can you expect I guess, from a self proclaimed "Hardcore Conservative" who supports Bush and Giuliani.

    He's obviously already proven himself to be clueless, this is just another testament.
     
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    Most of his thread titles are misleading or out-and-out lies.

    So there ya go.
     
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    LOL

    What a moron. Do you think he intentionally lies?
     
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    No, I actually happen to think he unintentionally lies, which in some ways, could actually be worse.

    He couldn't possibly have thought no one would notice that. Also notice, that since he posted it, he hasn't made a peep. I'm almost embarrassed FOR him.
     
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    Prove it.
     
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    why don't YOU disprove that this one is! start small.
     
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    I didn't make an assertion Nancy, Jillian did. Now don't let mommy and daddy catch you on the internet, little girl.
     

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