Wednesday, March 15, 2006


GOP myths might be good for the conservatives to put in their pipes and smoke. As Bush continues to fail, Americans are realizing more and more that much of the bullcrap getting fed to us by the right wing really is just that...


Considering other recent poll results similar to the ones below, I submit the following as evidence which may support my assertions:

These latest poll results are, in part, from that bastion of liberalism, The Wall Street Journal. I am sure they asked left-leaning questions and tried to make Bush look as bad as they could. If nothing else, The Journal must have provided some "fairness and balance" in the face of the undoubted bald-faced liberal questioning by the minions of NBC.

But awwww, why do they have to report this kind of stuff? We should be feeling sorry for Dubya. He needs our support at a time when our country is at war! Heh... That's what John McCain seems to think, anyway, based on what he said at the recent GOP straw poll. The guy is a real joker.

Anyway, Democratic pollster Peter D. Hart and Republican Bill McInturff conducted this NBC/WSJ survey.

From Mark Murray, NBC News (

"According to the poll — which was taken of 1,005 adults from March 10-13, and which has a margin of error of plus-minus 3.1 percentage points — 61 percent disapprove of Bush’s handling of the situation. Moreover, 57 percent are less confident that the war in Iraq will come to a successful conclusion, which is a seven-point increase since December. And 61 percent say the United States should reduce the number of troops there, while just 31 percent want to maintain the current troop level. "

"Republican pollster McInturff puts it this way: 'It is hard to pivot … when every day the core decision in your presidency is Iraq” — and the situation there appears grim.'"

"Looking ahead to the midterm elections in November, the poll shows that 50 percent prefer a Democratic-controlled Congress versus 37 percent who want it controlled by Republicans.

McInturff says it’s a “problematic environment” for the Republicans. 'You are working harder as a Republican [candidate] because you are pushing uphill.'"

"But Republicans still have some advantages — beyond their campaign cash and the small number of competitive races this fall —that could benefit them in November. In the poll, they hold the advantage over Democrats on Iraq and homeland security. (However, Democrats have the edge on health care, the economy, taxes and ethics in government.)"

Snave's notes:

Ya hear that?

People seem to think the Democrats have the edge on ethics in government! Now THAT's something all the "moral values" crowd should put in their pipes and smoke.

Democrats are also perceived as having the edge in the economy and (gasp) TAXES... ! This may suggest a tendency for people to think the GOP is mismanaging things, and that maybe the fiscal conservatives should put their "Democrats are wasteful big spenders" crap in their pipes and smoke that, too. Same with the "tax cuts" stuff.

The "liberal media" mantra is also quite smokeable... especially considering that a right-wing publication co-polled Americans to get the above 37% "approval" rating.

If voters continue to wake up to the realization that the Bush administration and its spin machine control large groups of voters by lying to them outright, and by making them afraid, they might get wise to the tactics and get tired of it all. How does the word "backlash" sound? It especially sounds nice when it's GOP backlash against a GOP administration!

Also... shouldn't it be called a "disapproval rating" if less than half the respondents approve of the POTUS? Just wondering.

Sure I'm being a real snot here, but I'm just in a pissy mood this evening. Hope you're enjoying it too! Heh...


Blogger Kvatch said...

Looking ahead to the midterm elections in November, the poll shows that 50 percent prefer a Democratic-controlled Congress versus 37 percent who want it controlled by Republicans.

Yeah, we'll just see if that holds up. I seem to remember a bunch 'o poll numbers putting Kerry ahead in '04, and we all remember how that went.

Hey, BTW, thanks for the limericks.

1:26 PM  
Blogger Damien said...

Hes a POTUS on the ropes, I'm just thinking is he going to act like a cornered caged animal and try to fight his way back. One things for sure no Prez has enough time in their presidency, his time is running out faster than most.

Lets hope it will take away his ability to endorse candidates in 2008.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

That Commie Wall Street is just out to get Bush. You can't trust that Liberal Media, or the liberal CEOs who own all the newspapers and radio/TV stations.

2:25 PM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

I predict that gas will be back over three dollars a gallon by July. I also predict that fact will push Bush's approval rating down into the 20's and give the Dems a big boost in November.

5:23 PM  
Blogger Sheryl said...

Yeah, I wish they had figured this out BEFORE the 2004 election. Or rather, I wish more people had figured it out.

4:35 PM  
Blogger Lizzy said...

I seem to remember a bunch 'o poll numbers putting Kerry ahead in '04, and we all remember how that went.

If the voters had not been tampered with, and the votes had been counted correctly, Kerry would be our president.

More Bush poll numbers:
ABC: 36%
CBS: 34%
Pew Research Center: 33%

7:13 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

I like the Pew numbers best!

2:46 PM  
Blogger Damien said...

Can you beleive it Snaveroo 'JESSICA SIMPSON' even declined to appear with him, let me say that again J E S S I C A S I M P S O N holy crap.

3:18 PM  
Blogger Mandelbrot's Chaos said...

Lizzy, where's your proof? The fact is that if you remove the gay-marriage initiatives from the 2004 elections, Kerry probably wins. Whether you like it or not, that one issue energized the right and brought them out to the polls in record numbers. Is that tampering? No.

4:47 AM  

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