Friday, May 05, 2006

Now We're Talking

Conservatives Drive Bush's Approval Down

Finally, an article on the polls to match the dismal results for Republicans. This article begins thus:
Angry conservatives are driving the approval ratings of President Bush and the GOP-led Congress to dismal new lows, according to an AP-Ipsos poll that underscores why Republicans fear an Election Day massacre.
Massacre! That's the kind of language we need more of at the start of articles. And get a load of this stat:
The souring of the nation's mood has accelerated the past three months, with the percentage of people describing the nation on the wrong track rising 12 points to a new high of 73 percent. Six of 10 conservatives say America is headed in the wrong direction.
Haha! And what would make it better?
"I think he's the dumbest president we've ever had," said Mark Rauzi, a conservative voter from Gillespie, Ill. "I disapprove of a lot of the stuff he's doing. This war was a big boo boo and he won't admit he did wrong."
Good luck with that, Mark. And how does the article continue?
It gets worse. Only 23 percent of the public approve of the way the president is handling gasoline prices, the lowest in AP-Ipsos polling. Those who strongly disapprove outnumber those who strongly approve by an extraordinary 55 percent to 8 percent.
That's right--8. When Ron Fournier breaks out the word "extraordinary," look out. And best of all:
Nearly half of the public strongly disapproves of Bush, a huge jump from his 5 percent strong disapproval rating in 2002.
If the Democrats can't find a way to translate these numbers into a working majority in November, the party should be disbanded and the left should start over from scratch!

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