Sunday, August 14, 2005

The Great Divide

WASHINGTON--President Bush's standing with an American public anxious about Iraq and the nation's direction is lower than that of the last two men who won re-election to the White House--Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton--at this point in their second terms. ...

Bush's job approval in recent polls ranges from the low- to mid-40s. It was 42 percent in the latest AP-Ipsos poll. ... Reagan was at 57 percent at this stage of his presidency and Clinton was at 61 percent, according to Gallup polling at the time. ...

The partisan divide for Bush is stark--80 percent of Democrats disapprove of his overall performance while nearly 90 percent of Republicans approve.

I had NO IDEA how big the dems/reps gap was.
Charles Black, a veteran GOP strategist and close Bush ally, said Republicans are sticking with Bush for two reasons: ...

Mesmerism and myopia? Apathy and opiates? Ignorance and greed? The attention span of a gnat and ... hey, what's that shiny thing over there?
... personal affection and loyalty. --The Associated Press

Oh.

1 comment:

Jay Jordan said...

clinton...

this was before or after he shook his finger at the camera and said...

"i did nut have sax with that wermun.....miss lewynski...

blah blah blah, etc.

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