April 25, 2006
President Bush's Approval Rating Rises
WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Bush’s approval rating rose unexpectedly today after he addressed the nation on energy policy and the high price of gasoline.
This weeks poll shows 7 Americans approving of Bush’s job performance, up from only 5 Americans last week. Pollsters are not certain, but the bump in his numbers may be attributable to recent adjustments in the polling methodology which now includes more registered Republicans in the pool. Also, those two extra people were his parents.
Posted by James at April 25, 2006 5:36 PM
Yeah ... I want to find this 32 percent that still supports this bozo ...
Is it possible that the 32% are the percentage of Americans in comas?
I'll see if I can track down that stat.
I just searched NEJM, JAMA, MedlinePlus, and, of course, Google, which lead me to various and sundry places like CDC and NIMH.
I turned up zip on national coma stats.
32% could be the percentage of Americans who are asleep, ill, mentally disabled, drunk, or heavily medicated at any given time.
I bet 32% of Americans don't know we have a president. That might explain it.
Wasn't in Nixon who famously said something like "1/3rd of the country will always support you, 1/3rd of the country will always be against you, so its that last 1/3rd you really need to worry about."
If so, this may have proved the case. Only the die-hard Republicans who will support Bush no matter what still like the guy. And hell, I bet half of them don't like him all that much, but feel like admitting so is tantamount to getting gay-married to John Kerry, so they just say they approve of the job Bush is doing.
Gay-married to John Kerry, LOL.
A friend of mine used to live in the South, and (stop me if I've posted this before...oh, you can't, sorry... well stop reading if I've posted this before) a neighbor put a Kerry sign on his lawn (during the election, of course). Another neighbor's daughter said, "Mommy, I can't play with them anymore. They support the baby-killers."
It brought home for me how differently some people think. There will probably always be people who are so opposed to X, with every fiber of their being, that they'll do anything to prevent it. I think I remember from 1984, O'Brien plays back for Smith (when he is in prison) something Smith promised when he thought he was joining him... I read this in high school, so I don't remember much, but he promised to throw acid in the face of a child, among other things. He promised to do basically anything. I certainly know people who feel that strongly about abortion, and the fact that we've murdered actual children in Iraq somehow isn't as bad. I can't understand it, to me it seems deliberately stupid, but I know it exists.
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