Skip to comments.Poll: 39% approval rating
Posted on 02/13/2006 3:43:18 PM PST by ruschpa
"The respondents' concerns were echoed in President Bush's overall approval rating, which dropped to 39 percent, down from 42 percent in a poll taken February 6-9.
Fifty-six percent of respondents said they disapproved of the way the president is handling his job.
The margin of error in the poll is plus or minus 3 percentage points."
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
This poll has a 3.9% approval rating.
I'll believe it when I see it from Rasmussen, not CNN...
Gee it's a good thing he's not running again huh? Who cares about his poll numbers.
Rassmussen is at 49%
Any "polster" from CNN encourages their base to vote early and vote often.
I'm sick and tired of the media's over emphasis on polls. Report what happens. On most issues they are useless because the bulk of Americans don't pay that much attention to politics. In a country where half of people can vote, and maybe a third can name the Sec. of State, polls don't mean that much. Thankfully Bush is not one to govern by polls.
39% approval from a CNN poll is outstanding. Did all 5 people vote?
Wow 39% is bad. What is worse is 56% disapprove.
The facts showed them when the majority of the American public was paying attention (major election cycle) they clearly chose the route GWB is leading this nation in.
They clearly chose the leadership of GWB. They clearly chose to stay on the offensive.
That holds true today...as ever. Regardless of what these silly and useless MSM polls try and say (or try and push-poll the public toward).
As the saying goes..."Democrats win polls...Republicans win elections".
And if the GOP/RNC stand firm...and fully support GWB regarding Iraq and this NSA program...and come out forcefully and state this....they will again pick up seats in the House and Senate later this year.
IF they go weak-kneed....they will lose seats.
The midterm elections will be less a referendum on Bush than which candidates will respond best to local issues. Its not going to be a "national" election like the 1994 midterms.
Bush takes strong stands on the issues, doesn't kiss the public's a-s, and gets the worst press coverage since Nixon. Count me among the 39% who love him for those reasons. The rest of the sheeple are the same folks who think George Pataki was a great Governor because he spent two years doing nothing but spouting popular platititudes without taking a strong stance.
We must reconcile ourselves to the fact that there is a large segment of the population that would like to "forget" about the middle east and simply concentrate on Survivor, American Idol, or whatever the latest Sheep Show is.
It is much better to be right than to be popular. Besides, much like our founding fathers, I distrust the masses and thank them to this day for making us a Republic, not a Democracy.
The polling on Bush is very similar to the polling on Nixon in 1972. People that believed the polls back then, were certain Nixon was going down in defeat. Had they known how big Nixon's victory was going to be I doubt there would have been a Watergate break in.
It turned out there were two groups opposed to Nixon.. About 39 percent of the voters were leftists opposed to Nixon. They wanted to surrender now and avoid the rush later. About 39 percent were Republicans and moderates in support of Nixon. Another 22 percent were oppoosed to Nixon becuase they wanted him to carpet bomb North VietNam into submission. They felt Nixon was not nearly tough enough. The fact they disapproved of Nixon not being tough enough did not mean they would vote for the surrender monkeys.
That is the situation today. When the elections come the 22 percent that favors killing every militant Muslim first and asking questions later will be so afraid the Surrender Monkey Democrats will be elected they will come out in force to vote for Republicans.
It was very surprising in 1972 when the votes were counted, Nixon with a terrible job approval rating got 60.7 percent of the votes. The peace candidate got 37 percent of the votes.
What's the wording on the question?
That'll tell you more than the answer.
During the same polling period, RASMUSSEN put the President's JA rating at 49% . . . Vis-a-vis CNN/USATODAY/CNN, Rasmussen has proven himself to be a more ACCURATE and RELIABLE pollster (and even he oversamples Democrats by 3-5 points)!!
The sky is falling!
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