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Sunday, February 13, 2005

The Bush Mandate

What’s that shrinking sound? It’s the sound of Bush’s “mandate” getting smaller and smaller. Public confidence in the nation’s general direction, and Bush’s job performance, have slipped during the first few weeks of his second term.

The poll was taken February 7th through 9th, after the State of the Union speech and the Iraqi elections.

In January, adults were evenly divided over Bush’s job performance. Now they disapprove 54% to 45%. In January 51% thought the country was headed in the wrong direction; now that view is held by 58%.

Currently, 42% approve of Bush’s handling of Iraq; 57% disapprove. A month ago it was 44% approval and 54% disapproval.

Only about 40% approved of his handling of domestic policy in general. Social Security wasn’t mentioned in the survey, but some political scientists believe Bush’s obsession with privatizing Social Security has contributed to his dwindling numbers.


Blogger Steve said...

And I have seen job approval ratings after the speech and after the Iraqi Election be in the 60% range...

Show me your facts and I will show you mine. Wanna bet to see who is more credible?

February 13, 2005 at 6:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am not the authour of this blog.


I would love to bet. You take that Swasika off your arm and keep YOUR God out of OUR government. And if your's is more cedible I'll vote for Jeb in 08.

Also "So are we supposed to settle it with a Civil War?" So much for peace loveing. "Not your kid!!" Right.

February 13, 2005 at 7:48 PM  
Blogger OT said...

Presidential performance approval ratings are like Nielsen numbers - only a few are surveyed. Not once have I been asked to participate in either. Thomas Jefferson once said that democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine.Sorry, that's how it works. I salute you if you voted :-)

February 15, 2005 at 2:15 PM  

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