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  •  Having read this earlier (4.00)
    I thought this was the most interesting paragraph by far. We can think what we will about Bush, but here is where Republicans express their real feelings. That number below is the real approval rating.

    "Only 28 percent say the country is headed in the right direction and two-thirds, 66 percent, say the country is on the wrong track, the AP-Ipsos poll found."

    The Book of Revelation is NOT a foreign policy manual.

    by Dont Just Stand There on Fri Oct 07, 2005 at 01:38:40 PM PDT

    •  The followup paragraph (none)
      is equally interesting:

      "Those most likely to have lost optimism on that score include several groups that supported Bush in his re-election: white evangelicals, down 30 percentage points; Republican women, down 28 points; Southerners, down 26 points, and suburban men, down 20."

      That is the real reason the numbers are down.  Most Democrats were already convinced we were headed in the wrong direction.  Independents tended to skew away from Bush as well.  Now that his base is not happy, that is what is driving the overall numbers down.

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      by up2date on Fri Oct 07, 2005 at 01:41:48 PM PDT

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      •  Oddly (none)
        he appears to be no thing to no man.  We hate him for the war.  The GOP hates him for Miers.  Everybody hates him for Katrina.

        He's the pinata President -- he keeps getting hit and hit and new shit falls out.  Who'll gather some hate for his next mistake?

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        by AnthonySF on Fri Oct 07, 2005 at 01:57:47 PM PDT

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        •  "Everybody hates him for Katrina" (none)
          Maybe so, but for different reasons.

          Democrats, independents and even moderate republicans (if they still exist) are furious about the federal response before and after Katrina.  Conservatives weren't truly upset until he announced his plan to use the government and spend a gazillion dollars on the recovery.  

          If you like this comment, please visit It Affects You -- Ross

          by up2date on Fri Oct 07, 2005 at 02:01:46 PM PDT

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