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Conservatives Drive Bush's Approval Down By RON FOURNIER, AP Political Writer
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WASHINGTON - Angry conservatives are driving the approval ratings of President Bush and the GOP-led Congress to dismal new lows, according to an AP-Ipsos poll that underscores why Republicans fear an Election Day massacre.
Six months out, the intensity of opposition to Bush and Congress has risen sharply, along with the percentage of Americans who believe the nation is on the wrong track...
 

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According to a new Opinion Dynamics Poll, President Bush’s job approval has climbed to 38%, up from 33%. His disapproval is 53%, down from 57%.

36% approve of the performance of Congressional Democrats, while 49% disapprove. That is not too different from the 35% who approve of Congressional Republicans and the 53% who do not.

But most significantly, in the last poll, Democrats led 48%-34% on the generic Congressional ballot question. Today, they lead 41%-38%. In short, a 14 point gap has been cut to 3.
 

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I could give you a lecture on the internals of polls, and polling over weekends, and all the various things wrong with most polls; but you really don't care, you just wanted to say something bad about Bush.
 

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It's the conservative rats that are bailing out from GWB's sinking ship, leaving you and a few others to go down with it.
 

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On TV last week Bill Kristol all but conceded (barring unseen events) the House to the Dems and thinks the Senate is in real danger as well

But I'm curious what Fritz thinks would give Dubya a push in the polls? Gas prices, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, imigartion? Theres so much for libs and conservatives to love...
 

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Well, there is the best economy of modern times...
 

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[Q]Crow Bait originally wrote:
Fritzer knows alot about poles.
[/Q]Yeah, right. His continuous lectures prove he's a legend in his own mind. By the way, he "neglected" to mention that his poll was done for Fox News, hardly an objective source and he also conveniently left out this part:
At the beginning of the year, 80 percent of Republicans approved of the job Bush was doing; now that's down to 66 percent. It's a similar story among conservatives: 68 percent approved in early January and 54 percent approve now. Today 16 percent of Democrats approve of Bush, which is about the same number as approved six months ago (13 percent).
 

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[Q]Crow Bait originally wrote:

2) Please ignore all of my posts from now on...
[/Q]Okay, I promise to try really hard.
 

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[Q]Fritzer originally wrote:
Well, there is the best economy of modern times...
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1- Not true

2- Even if it were it would have been built on a massive deficit

3- Public perception sure doesnt believe it

4- Regardless, its the same economy as last week

5- Bush and company are massively unpopular, even amongst Pubs these days

6- Maybe the enviro's can get you listed as an endangered species, The Bearded Bush Apologist
 

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5,910,000

No, not the number of corpses, felons, liberal college students, millionaire "socialists," union thugs, and never-employed malcontents who reflexively will vote for Democrats this November.

We're talking here about jobs.

Since January 2001, and despite the dot-com bust and 9/11, the economy went ahead and created the net sum total of five million nine hundred ten thousand jobs:

137.78 million - Total employment - Jan. 2001.
143.69 million - Total employment - April 2006.

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Regarding established-company payroll jobs, the economy over the past 48 months posted net gains in the following sectors:

1,068,000 - Health Care.
791,000 - Construction.
341,000 - Finance & Insurance.
152,000 - Real Estate.
113,000 - Architecture & Engineering.

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Regarding lower-tiered workers, i.e., non-managers in the services sectors and production-line workers in manufacturing:

$ 14.44 = Avg. hourly earnings - April 2001.
$ 14.82 = Avg. hourly earnings - April 2002.
$ 15.26 = Avg. hourly earnings - April 2003.
$ 15.58 = Avg. hourly earnings - April 2004.
$ 16.00 = Avg. hourly earnings - April 2005.
$ 16.61 = Avg. hourly earnings - April 2006.

That gain exceeds by a pretty fair margin the total consumer inflation rate throughout that period.

Go figure.

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Regarding last month, here's a link to the summary of the gummint's report:

Nonfarm [payroll] employment increased by 138,000 in April, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.7 percent….

BTW, the breakdown of last month's net payroll gains:

Private sector - 131,000 (95%).
Government - 7,000 (5%).

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Speaking of the unemployment rate, here are some numbers you will *not* see tonight on the network news broadcasts, on CNN or MSNBC, or in tomorrow's big-city papers:

April 1976 - 7.7%.
April 1986 - 7.1%.
April 1996 - 5.6%.
April 2006 - 4.7%.
 

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You cry foul at polls, then pull statistics, damn statistics and lies routine.

Classic

But again thats not public perception, so please explain these mysterious rising W numbers. Must be the love he's engendered among pubs over immigration huh?
 

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[Q]captaingeorge originally wrote:
It's the conservative rats that are bailing out from GWB's sinking ship, leaving you and a few others to go down with it.
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Could it be that the only domestic policy issue that he has been
conservative on is the tax cuts? Who abandoned who?

Bert
 
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