Bad News For Bush Bashers: Dubya's Approval Ratings Continuegreenspun.com : LUSENET : Unk's Troll-free Private Saloon : One Thread
In fact, he went UP one percentage point, and a majority are satisfied that he did everything reasonable to prevent the attacks of 9-11.
1. In general, do you approve or disapprove of the job George W. Bush is doing as president? Approve: 75% Disapprove: 18% (Previous polling: 4/02 - 74%-20%; 1/02 - 82%-13%; 12/01 - 85%-11%; 11/01 - 88%-7%; 9/01 - 82%-12%; 6/01 - 50%-35%) 2. Are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the measures the Bush administration took based on the information they had prior to Sept. 11? Satisfied with measures: 58% Dissatisfied with measures: 31% Not sure: 11% 3. Do you think the Bush administration did as much as was reasonable or could have done more to prevent or warn about hijackings? Did as much as was reasonable: 53% Could have done more: 41% Not sure: 6%
-- Cherri's Alter-Ego (email@example.com), May 19, 2002
You must have missed the posting about how they weed out only "appropriate" people to take their polls.
They pick people in higher wage brackets, certain "neighborhoods", those with "specific education's" (under the assumption that the higher the education, the more likely they are to make higher wages and dislike high taxes, they actually use voter lists to pick the people to be polled. I wouldn't be surprised if they only pick republicans to poll, and if those numbers you posted are from only republicans .... he really is in bad shape!
No matter what they poll about, if they use selective polling, they will get the numbers they want.
This, of course, in no way reflects the true feelings of the American public.
-- Cherri (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 19, 2002.
All this and denial, too!
It doesn't get any better.
-- Cherri's Alter-Ego (email@example.com), May 19, 2002.
Polls shmolls. The Repugs have all the questions fixed so that no matter how you answer it favors King Dumbshit.
-- (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 19, 2002.
Cherri's Alter-Ego - You are trying to use logic on a group of people who were shocked that when they voted for Pat Buchanan, Al Gore did not get their vote. They will never be able to understand.
-- Gore's Alter-Ego (good@ol'.Al), May 19, 2002.
I followed the link, but it said nothing of the polling methodology. Yet Cherri seems quite detailed in her list of flagrant biases, any one of which would invalidate the poll to the point where whoever did it would never find work again. I wonder how she knows how this poll was conducted.
So we're still in the bathroom stall, with Cherri carpet bombing us with anti-Bush news articles, yet she suddenly gets "bias religion" when an article slants the other way. I guess no double standard is too dishonest for the True Believer. Once you've lost all credibility, what the hell.
-- Flint (email@example.com), May 19, 2002.
No. The ones who pollute polls as you describe are political activists. If the Republicans or Democrats (or a special interest group) do a poll, it's usually not worth the electrons required to paint it on your monitor screen.
Like Flint, I clicked the link. I wish they'd discussed the methodology, too, but in general, the reputable "presidential approval" polls for the news media are done nationwide, with phone numbers are selected at random.
I do feel for you, though. (More of that "history repeating itself" thingie.) I knew Clinton-bashers who would bash their OWN heads into the wall each time a new poll would come out that showed his popularity remaining high, in spite of scandal after scandal.
I guess now you know how THEY felt. :)
-- Stephen M. Poole (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 19, 2002.