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    Thumbs up Chimp hits absolute rock bottom - or close to it

    As President-elect Obama visits the White House, a new national poll suggests that the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is the most unpopular president in the six decades since presidential approval ratings were first measured.

    Seventy-six percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday disapprove of how George W. Bush is handling his job as President. That's an all-time high in CNN polling, or in Gallup polling dating back to World War II.

    Ah aaaaahm the deeeeeeeecider!

    "No other president's disapproval rating has gone higher than 70 percent. Bush has managed to do that three times so far this year," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "That means that Bush is now more unpopular than Richard Nixon was when he resigned from office during Watergate with a 66 percent disapproval rating."

    In fact, the Nixon comparison is illustrative in its severity. Nixon, exposed as a criminal and in the midst of becoming the only president to ever resign from office in disgrace, was 10 points more popular than Bush is now. (CNN released http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1108/15478.html on the subject.)

    And speaking of presidents and polls, the latest Gallup poll shows Barack Obama with a 68% "favorable rating," which is up six points from the last poll conducted before the election. This isn't quite the same this as a job-approval rating -- Obama hasn't taken office yet, obviously -- but this does make Obama one of the most popular president-elects in recent times.

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    Obama will quickly lose his popularity when he decides to enact his non-solutions to the economic crisis. Of course, he as a way to go to get to Bush's level.

    It is interesting to note how little that arrogant smirking chimp cares about his ratings or anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swamprat View Post
    Obama will quickly lose his popularity when he decides to enact his non-solutions to the economic crisis. Of course, he as a way to go to get to Bush's level.

    It is interesting to note how little that arrogant smirking chimp cares about his ratings or anything else.
    Well, why should he?

    After all, he never has to bear any meaningful consequences for anything. His entire life is one long record of fuck-ups; but others get to pick up the pieces.

    Come January, he'll still have his money, his ranch - and all the family connections that have made his life one long series of entitlements.
    Last edited by Eric; 11-11-2008 at 11:31 AM.

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