GOP Less Popular Than Dick (Cheney)

From Greg Sargent’s “Plum Line” who notes the latest poll from the NBS/WSJ Poll (PDF!):

The poll found that 26% of respondents have a very positive or somewhat positive view of Cheney, up eight points from April. Meanwhile, it found that the GOP overall is viewed very or somewhat positively by only 25%, down four points from April.

Wasn’t there a time when the only American more despised than Dick turned out to be Paris Hilton? In March 2006, the Washington Post noted that Cheney was polling at whopping 18% approval rating.  Comparing that level of dislike – the Post decided to note people in the news that had higher approvals.  Crunching the numbers, they found that Dick Cheney was:

  • Less popular than singer Michael Jackson , bedmate of little boys and world-class screwball. One in four Americans — 25 percent — told Gallup polltakers last June they were still Jackson fans after the onetime King of Pop was found not guilty of child molesting.
  • Less popular than former football star O.J. Simpson was after his arrest and trial for murdering his estranged wife and her companion. Three in 10 — 29 percent — of all Americans had a favorable view of Simpson in an October, 1995 Gallup poll.
  • Less popular with Americans than Joseph Stalin is with Russians. In 2003, fully 20 percent said Stalin, blamed for millions of deaths in the former Soviet Union during the 1930s and 1940s, was a “wise and humane” leader. Thirty-one percent also said they wouldn’t object if Uncle Joe came back to rule again, according to surveys conducted by Russian pollsters.
  • Much less popular than former Vice President Spiro Agnew in his final days in office. Forty-five percent approved of the job that Agnew was doing as President Richard Nixon’s veep in a Gallup Poll conducted in August 1973, little more than a month before Agnew resigned and pleaded no contest to a criminal tax evasion charge arising from a bribery investigation.
  • Far less popular than former New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey days after he announced in August 2004 that he had engaged in an extramarital affair with a man and would resign. His job approval rating bumped from 43 to 45 percent.
  • But take heart, Dick. About 35 percent of those interviewed by the CBS poll didn’t offer an opinion of you. Perhaps some of your supporters were shy. And other polls released later in the week pegged your popularity considerably higher.
  • Besides, even at 18 percent you’re not the least popular public figure in America. You’re slightly better liked than that fabulously blond and brainless party girl Paris Hilton. She was viewed favorably last June by 15 percent of the public, according to Gallup.

While the poll-numbers have changed – can we assume that the bubble-headed bimbo is more popular than the GOP?!

Pray tell – when does the GOP realize that they’re going the way of the pteredactyl and the Whig Party?!

President Bush’s newest (dis)-approval numbers

Nazi MickeyDoes anybody remember when ABC (a.k.a. Mickey Mouse Television) aired that show “Path to 9-11” in 2006? There was all of this controversy from within the Democratic National Committee who urged progressives and liberals to write nasty-grams to ABC Chief Robert Iger to keep that piece of propaganda piece off the air. Especially when the movie essentially blamed the Democrats in Congress (?!!) for 9-11. And being a month and a half away from the upcoming election, that really pissed off the Progressives and the Liberals. Everybody screamed and ballyhooed complete with pictures of Mickey Mouse sporting an Adolf Hitler mustache. The propaganda puff-piece didn’t seem to work however: The Dems, of course, gained control of Congress and the Republicans are still bitching and whining about a “liberal media bias”…of course.

Well, now the Mickey Channel has some bad news for the neo-Nazi’s, the likes of Ann Coulter and Michelle Malkin:

The latest GW Bush poll numbers from Mickey Mouse tee-vee!!

Nazy Mickey…And trust me folks, it ain’t looking good for King George, his wife Pickles, or for Pluto, Goofy and the Country Bear Jamboree. Although I’m sure it was painful for the producers of the “Path to 9-11” (especially after their stupid propaganda film didn’t do them any good anyway), Americans simply do not like George…nor the neo-Nazi flag that his minions are currently goose stepping and saluting.

Are we ready boys and girls?!

Let’s go!

Job Approval: Just 32 percent of Americans now approve of the way Bush is handling his job, while 66 percent disapprove.

Even with a slight reduction in violence in Iraq:

64 percent say the war was not worth fighting, 2 points from its high.

Republican boys and girls might want to look away… this could get ugly for some.

77 percent in this ABC News/Washington Post poll say the country is headed off on the wrong track — the most since the federal government shut down in a deeply unpopular budget battle in early 1996.

Three post-World War II presidents have gone lower than Bush in overall approval:

    • Jimmy Carter (28 percent)
      • Richard Nixon (24 percent)
      • Harry Truman (22 percent)

          But after three straight years in the doghouse, Bush is just two months away from Truman’s record of 38 months without majority approval — far beyond any other.

          Intensity of sentiment, moreover, remains very heavily against the president.

          Fifty-one percent strongly disapprove of his work overall, while just 16 percent strongly approve — strongly negative by better than a 3-1 ratio.

          On the Economy:

          Economic trouble almost always damages an incumbent president, and it’s been brewing for months. Consumer confidence as measured weekly by ABC News grew worse in each quarter of 2007. In November, 69 percent of Americans said a recession was at least somewhat likely in the next year. And in this poll the economy has surpassed the Iraq War as the most important issue to voters in the 2008 presidential campaign.

          8 percent now approve of how Bush is handling the economy, down 6 points in the last month and down from 40 percent in June.

          But it’s not the housing or credit markets but other economic concerns that Americans cite as their families’ main economic problems:

            • 24 % cite health care costs
              • 23 % rising prices
              • 16% on the price of gasoline
              • 12% on taxes

                Notice that the number one issue is a topic that Republicans completely ignore while the last item is a topic Republicans promote as a “top issue”. The opposite is true of the Democrats: Health care is vitality important to the Democrats platform. Is it any wonder why the Democrats are hauling in loads of cash while the Republicans are starved for it?

                On “Getting Ahead” (no dirty-thoughts please)

                All told, just 21 percent say they’re “getting ahead” financially, while 17 percent say they’re falling behind (actually a bit fewer than the 23 percent who say so in fall 2006). Most, six in 10, say they’re earning just enough to maintain their standard of living.

                That’s Mickey-speak translated as: Over half of Americans say they’re barely hanging on, Baby.

                In a country where getting ahead is the American dream, just holding steady doesn’t do it.

                • Among those who are getting ahead financially, 60 percent say the country is headed in the wrong direction (they have other concerns, including the war).
                • Among those who are just maintaining, far more, 79 percent, say the country’s going the wrong way.
                • And among those falling behind, “wrong direction” peaks at 89 percent.

                On “Iraq” (drum-roll please…)

                  • 30 percent approve of how he’s handling the war in Iraq (2 points from his low, and again strong disapprovers outnumber strong approvers by 3-1.
                  • 54 percent remain skeptical the U.S. is making significant progress restoring civil order there.

                    Of those who support the War in Iraq (those Republicans who are going to vote for McCain, Romney, Huckabee and “Rotten Rudy” Giuliani)

                      • 69 percent approve of Bush’s work in office
                        • 52 percent say the country’s headed down the wrong track

                          Among those who disapprove of the war,

                            • Bush’s approval rating is 12 percent;
                              • “wrong track,” 91 percent.

                                Aye yi yi!! That smarts! Especially when over half the country is skeptical about this war already – 91% think this war is nothing but crap!

                                The effect of an unpopular war on presidential approval has been seen before. Johnson’s approval dropped year-to-year as the nation became enmeshed in Vietnam, from 66 percent in 1965 to 51 percent in 1966 and 42 percent in 1968, when he chose not to run for re-election. Bush’s approval has followed a similar path — just a longer one.

                                Bush v LBJ

                                On the “Party”!! (That’s the “neo-con party” of Nazi’s of course)

                                There’s been political damage beyond the president; his party has suffered as well. After decades of gradual growth, the Republican Party finally achieved parity with the Democrats in 2003, when, on average across the year, precisely equal numbers of Americans identified themselves with either party — 31 percent Democrats, 31 percent Republicans (with the rest independents).

                                But that changed after 2003 — the year the United States invaded Iraq. Since then Republican self-identification has moved back down, to an average of 25 percent across 2007 — its lowest year long average since 1984.

                                Party ID

                                <GASP!> Bush’s Presidency has thrown the GOP back to the early Eighties?! Ronald Ray-gun must be rolling in his grave! This is more terrifying than a ride on the Pirates of the Caribbean..! Can you imagine what the “liberal press” is saying right now?!

                                On Groups:

                                Bush is at career lows in approval in three groups as well as overall — among liberals (9 percent approve of his work), moderates (24 percent) and independents — the center of American politics — among whom just 25 percent approve.

                                His ratings are far higher among his core supporters, Republicans and conservatives, with 68 percent and 55 percent approval, respectively. But even those are well below his career averages in these groups, 86 percent and 71 percent. Beyond liberals, disapproval of Bush peaks among Democrats, African-Americans and strong opponents of the Iraq war.

                                The most interesting statement in the four page report is the last sentence:

                                The president’s low overall ratings fuel one other result, perhaps an obvious one: 79% percent of Americans say his successor should take the nation in a different direction.

                                Obviously this should be of the most important interest to all of the GOP candidates up there. Mitt Romney preaches “change” but doesn’t explain how to define that word. Likewise with Huckabee and “Rotten Rudy” Giuliani; they preach “change” but they’re not defining.

                                Their candidate gaining popularity recently is (POW and tortured) Senator John McCain. He’s the one who compromised with the president by letting Bush continue on torturing Guantanamo detainees which makes him nothing but a stinking hypocrite.  But I digress…again. McCain doesn’t even bother talking about “change”. He promotes staying in Iraq for up to 100 years if necessary and thinks Bush is doing a mighty fine job.

                                If you’d rather read the article with the graph charts, massive amounts of numbered charts and clarifications of what questions were asked (and the demographics of the people polled), you can click the PDF here. The charts on this blog belong to the original ABC report published in the PDF. Otherwise, you can roll a joint, make yourself a JD-n-coke and enjoy what I’ve supplied here. (Just don’t tell the cops about your stash, like I did once. Spent the entire Fourth of July weekend in jail.)

                                FruitFlyNow there’s only one logical conclusion to all of this gibberish: If the Evangelicals believe God Almighty reached down from Heaven and hand-picked George W Bush to be our President, our Commander in Chief… Then we’re in a hell of a lot of trouble.

                                The Lastest Poll-Dancing in New Hampshire

                                Brittney Pole DanceYeah, that’s Britney dancing with a “poll”. Since Britney’s been such a strong supporter of the GOP and GW Bush, I think it’s high time that we highlight the Darling of the GOP. Her ideas behind “good family values” are important! …And her “values” should be considered in this years election season! After all; being a liberal and a progressive should include all Americans; including Britney! Whether they’re a slutty Republican or not!

                                …<sigh> Okay… That’s enough looking at that – “prized possession”. I feel like a need a date with a can of Lysol. (What is with the hole in the fishnet stocking? Really?! Was it necessary?! It was really necessary?!!?)

                                …Let’s talk about some real polls in the upcoming New Hampshire primaries.

                                On Tuesday, the good people of New Hampshire will throw their votes at their best guess of a leader for the 2008 election campaign. Everybody’s cramming in their poll numbers via their own “Idiot Phone Bandits”. They’re hiring temporary employee’s who’s job it is to dial the good citizens of the New Hampshire and harass them with a barrage of stupid questions hoping to “spread the word.” They’re harassing them during their dinner hour, while they’re un-packing their grocery sacks, or in the morning while they’re getting their children ready for the school bus…

                                Where are their thoughts on the economy? What are they thinking about the housing slump? Who do they think would be the best president to clean up after King George? (Iquiring minds want to know!)

                                I ripped the following text from a guy named Ashish at a blogger site called 411mania.com. So if you want to yell and holler because your Dude or Dudette is doing better at some other Poll Dance site, you can blame him. (Besides, Ashish’s political commentary was pretty sucky, so I killed all of that out.)

                                Here’s Ashish from 4-1-1 mania.com:

                                Plenty of new polls for New Hampshire came out this weekend and there is no denying it, Barack Obama has a big lead.

                                • The new USA Today/Gallup poll has Obama up by 13 points, 41% to Hillary’s 28%, with John Edwards at 19%.
                                • The new CNN/WMUR poll has Obama up by 10 points, 39% to Hillary’s 27%, with John Edwards at 16%.
                                • The new Strategic Vision poll has Obama up by 9 points, 38% to Hillary’s 29%, with John Edwards at 19%.
                                • The new ARG poll has Obama up by 12 points, 38% to Hillary’s 26%, with John Edwards at 20%.
                                • The new Rasmussen poll has Obama up by 12 points, 39% to Hillary’s 27%, with John Edwards at 18%.

                                On the Republican side, John McCain seems to be pulling away from Mitt Romney.

                                • The new CNN/WMUR poll has John McCain up 6 points, 32% to Romney’s 26%, with Mike Huckabee at 14%. Huckabee’s 14% is the highest he has been in New Hampshire, so he is also seeing a bit of an Iowa boost.
                                • The new USA Today/Gallup poll has John McCain up 4 points, 34% to Romney’s 30%, with Mike Huckabee at 13%.
                                • The new Strategic Vision poll has John McCain up 8 points, 35% to Romney’s 27%, with Mike Huckabee at 13%.
                                • The new ARG poll has John McCain up 14 points, 39% to Romney’s 25%, with Mike Huckabee at 14%.
                                • And Rasmussen has John McCain up 2 points, 32% to Romney’s 30%, with Mike Huckabee at 11%.men and women have been killed in Iraq since 2003. Which of these Presidential candidates are proposing a change to these numbers? If you pick GOP George W. Bush: I have a slut-whore who loves to poll-dance.

                                Over 3,500 Americans have been slaughtered in a war that was started by presenting counterfeited evidence to the United Nations’ Security Council. Are you going to vote for a another President of the United States who supports four more years of fake politics and authentic tyranny? Seriously! Are you gonna vote for counterfeited evidence in favor for more continued war? Really? You might consider it? ..OrFruitFly are you definetely considering it?!

                                Perhaps a better question asked: “Do you have holes in your fishnet-stocking?”