Friday, August 26, 2005

Gallup also has Bush at 40%

This is getting embarrassing for Shrub - Gallup has historically offered him the more favorable #s. A 5% drop since their last poll.

7 Thoughts:

Blogger Doug said...

As Cream put it: "I'm so glad! I'm so glad! I'm glad, I'm glad, i'm glad!"

Friday, August 26, 2005 4:09:00 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Oh come on, guys. You honestly think Bush's numbers won't rise up again. You're like little kids happily licking an ice cream and not seeing the semi headed in your direction. Brace yourselves!

Friday, August 26, 2005 10:21:00 PM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

Jamie,

I don't think his numbers will rise again all that much. The public is tired of him. They are tired of his constant harping on Iraq, on Social Security, on the Jesus stuff. He's like a show that should be cancelled - he'll keep getting on the tube, but nobody wants to watch anymore.

We can't look into a crystal ball and know what the future holds for the economy, the war, or homeland security. However, it seems pretty clear that all three are downward trending. Even the best possible outcomes would still leave Bush gasping for air. How good can the war become? What about the economy? Don't forget that oil is $67 a barrel and although unemployment is going down, real wages have fallen.

I wonder how much worse it will have to get for New England Republicans to jump ship. A few more Terri Shiavo incidents would sure help.

Andrew

Friday, August 26, 2005 11:15:00 PM  
Blogger pawlr said...

Jamie might be right about Bush's numbers - and she does have a point about these polls. They're definately not predictive of future prospects for Democrats, considering the pathological resistance the DLC seems to have to capitalizing on an opportunity.

But, that said, I think a lot of Republicans have grown smug and overconfident - and are now whistling in the dark - about a bounce-back.

Demo is also right - the bloody shirt of 9/11 isn't stimming the collective amygdala like it used to. And the people are finally waking up to the fact that they've been led into a ditch in Iraq. The "recovery" is a mirage based on collective corporate profits rather than quality of life improvement for the middle class.

Saturday, August 27, 2005 8:16:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

Maybe they will rise, maybe they won't. But you can't possibly be happy about them, Jamie, now, can you? They are abysmal, and must reflect some kind of discontent, no?

Saturday, August 27, 2005 9:56:00 PM  
Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Honestly, I'm not happy about the low poll numbers, but I never expect for any Pres's poll numbers to stay high through two terms.
Bush isn't coasting on good times here. What he has chosen to do during his terms is VERY difficult. Only time will tell the whole outcome and whether his legacy will be one of victory and great accomplishment or not.
What to expect this fall: Bush and Co. aren't twiddling their thumbs there in Crawford.
As for gas/oil prices. There are TOO HIGH, and I hope they go down soon.

Sunday, August 28, 2005 3:57:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

I think the numbers are falling because an increasing number of people don't see what Bush has been attempting as "difficult" but rather "misguided, dishonest, and ill-executed."

An Ohio Republican has joined the call for an investigation into the Downing Street Memos -- heard it on the radio today. Can't remember his name; a Representative.

About f'ing time.

Sunday, August 28, 2005 11:04:00 PM  

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