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  1. DarrylS

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    I'd pretty much agree with those numbers.

    I find it funny that the Press is behind the CIC, the guy they love to tell us is dishonest and untrustworthy. :singing:

    Does it bother anyone else that the entire pool of folks we get to pick our next president from is at the bottom of the list at 12%. We are so fukced.....
     
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    Well, it's easy to hate the press... People don't get the stories they want delivered to them, then somehow the press sucks ... And, of course, no one squawks "commie" at you when you say you hate the press.... So there's really no accountability or judgement you have to face for complaining about the press... Thus, this is indicative of nothing.

    Meanwhile, it's the press who's giving you most of your awareness about the state of the world, yet still never enough of what you prefer to hear.

    Regardless, 26% for Boy King? How Nixonian. How fitting.
     
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    Yeah but that's just now, in ten years we'll look back on Dubya as Truman II:rolleyes:
     
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    #75 Jersey

    Please don't insult everyone's intelligence. You know better than that disingenuous post.

    The President of the US ALWAYS has higher ratings than the Congress or the Press. It's easier to hate on an amorphous group than on any one person who has a wife and children in half of all photos.

    I find it hilarious when posters come on here and point out "Hey the numbers for Congress are worse!". If you put a poll of Leona Helmsley against the IRS, Leona would win everytime. So, it's not the great victory for W's "awesome" era as a few would have you believe.

    The only time Congress had a higher rating than a President was in the last few days of August 1974. And that was a VERY extreme situation.

    If you TRULY want to compare apples versus apples, see a poll of Americans vote their preference between THEIR OWN CONGRESSMAN versus Bush. As long as there has been a United States, it's always been "Congress Bad, my Congressman Good".
     
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    Not to mention that the line about the pool of presidential candidates being from the group with a 12% rating is also silly. If you polled americans on how they rate "politicians" as a whole I bet the number would be in the toilet. Does that mean any politician we pick will automatically be terrible?
     
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    Damn good post.

    BTW, did Leona represent Boy King in that analogy?
     
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    #75 Jersey


    Don't insult Leona. She left a POSITIVE financial ledger (to her doggie) at the end of her run.
     
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    That's fine, but if they're going to present the numbers what are we to do with them? Ignore them completely? I didn't go looking for these numbers--someone in the media decided "we" needed to know them after all.
     
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    Yeah, I agree that we could, but we didn't this time around............. I personally don't think either candidate that came from that pool is particularly strong. In fact, I think as a whole, candidates that come from congress have a poorer track record. That's my impression anyway, no facts to back it up.

    Governors seems to do a little better (Not Bush though), I'm talking historically in the last 60-70 years.
     
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    #75 Jersey


    That right there really puts the "Congress" poll numbers to waste and proves the theory about ANY amorphous organization will have vastly lower approval ratings than an individual.

    So "Congress" is at 12%, but Obama and McCain each score well over 40% consistently. Also, you ask the folks who polled 12% for Congress and I guarantee you that they would give their OWN Congressman at least 40%.

    A U.S. President scoring 26% is shockingly low.

    Is this not clear enough?
     
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    Just for fun, what's Mrs. Pelosi's approval rate?

    None of these numbers matter, so what's the point of talking about them?
     
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    #75 Jersey


    Sure let's compare what her constituents rate her versus what Mr. Bush's constituents rate him!
     
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    I don't know--I might be a little careful with that one. I think her constituents are a little peeved at her for not being more agressive--at least that's what I've read, I don't make a habit of studying San Francisco politics.
     
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    #75 Jersey


    C'mon, a., she runs for re-election every two years. Let's see if she gets 26% this November.
     
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    Isn't Mama Sheehan running against her?

    I'm not saying she'll win, but I bet she siphons off a fair number of the crazies.

    Besides--you can't take a nationwide poll on someone like the president and compare it to an individual congressperson. Of course the congressperson is going to do better in his/her own little area.
     
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