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  •  Damn (4.00)
    And that's a Republican-leaning poll

    Big Trouble in Little Crawford

    •  Freepers (none)

      I was browing in Freeper land a week or so ago when the last Gallup poll came out (Bush approval 46%), and they were all "See? Here's a poll that tells the truth, not like the other polls that are biased from the liberal media! Not that 46% is great, but it was 6 pts higher than most polss were saying.

      I wonder what they're saying today...(click click)

      Hmmm, nobody seems to be talking about it yet.

      •  They're really grasping at straws (none)
        when they find 46% to be cause for cheering and 'I told you so's.  I don't think their whipping-boy Bill Clinton ever got close to that low.

        Loyalty to the country always. Loyalty to the government when it deserves it. -- Mark Twain

        by GTPinNJ on Mon Sep 19, 2005 at 02:33:00 PM PDT

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        •  Gallup is run by wingers (4.00)
          The head of Gallup is a religious type, he provides cover for the Bushites by always spinning his polls.  This works well to cover up election fraud, but can't hide the "Katrina effect" where Bush's robes were effectively removed.
          •  not quite (4.00)

            I've watched Gallup all along and they are actually quite good.

            That particular polling was done to help Republicans, though.  Unadjusted weekend pollings get Republicans 110% or 115% of ratings they get on workdays- it works quite nicely for Rasmussen.  However, workday numbers are the accurate samples.

            So the 46% number was technically correct and as well done as the other pollings- and nonetheless perfectly in accord with the electorate and numbers that Pew got as 40% and Fox/Opinion Dynamics got as 41% on workdays.

            It's technically legitimate but politically marginally ethical to play this little trick.  I mean, the sorry thing about the Republican situation is that this 10% or 15% uptick carries such weight to their morale.

            Renewal, not mere Reform.

            by killjoy on Mon Sep 19, 2005 at 03:15:52 PM PDT

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        •  nope (4.00)

          If Jesus Christ came back today and saw what was being done in his name, he'd never stop throwing up... - Hannah and Her Sisters

          by AlyoshaKaramazov on Mon Sep 19, 2005 at 02:53:07 PM PDT

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        •  Clinton (none)
          IIRC, he started low and steadily went up throughout his presidency, despite all their attacks. He certainly wasnt at 46% anytime during his second term.

          A great episode of the HBO series "Rome" this week: Rome is burning while Nero refuses to leave his vacation -Dave Letterman

          by jj32 on Mon Sep 19, 2005 at 04:57:47 PM PDT

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        •  not even close, even around impeachment time ! (none)
          January 29, 1998
          President Clinton posts his highest ever opinion poll rating. Gallup for CNN find 67 per cent of Americans approve of the President (up five per cent from his previous best); just 28 per cent disapprove. Ms Lewinsky is only believed by 13 per cent of Americans.

          December 21, 1998
          In the wake of his impeachment, President Clinton's approval level with the voters leaps 10 points to a personal all-time high of 73 per cent in a Gallup poll. Sixty-eight per cent believe the Senate should not convict Mr Clinton in the pending impeachment trial, while support for resignation falls to 30 per cent. Other polls confirm the trend.


          The personal is the political.

          by sawcielackey on Mon Sep 19, 2005 at 07:35:40 PM PDT

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