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Old 05-13-2006, 01:01 AM  
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Poll shows Americans prefer Clinton over Bush

Too bad they didn't include "Which one is smarter?" as a question:

Poll: Clinton outperformed Bush

Friday, May 12, 2006; Posted: 10:41 p.m. EDT (02:41 GMT)

(CNN) -- In a new poll comparing President Bush's job performance with that of his predecessor, a strong majority of respondents said President Clinton outperformed Bush on a host of issues.

The poll of 1,021 adult Americans was conducted May 5-7 by Opinion Research Corp. for CNN. It had a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

Respondents favored Clinton by greater than 2-to-1 margins when asked who did a better job at handling the economy (63 percent Clinton, 26 percent Bush) and solving the problems of ordinary Americans (62 percent Clinton, 25 percent Bush).

On foreign affairs, the margin was 56 percent to 32 percent in Clinton's favor; on taxes, it was 51 percent to 35 percent for Clinton; and on handling natural disasters, it was 51 percent to 30 percent, also favoring Clinton.

Moreover, 59 percent said Bush has done more to divide the country, while only 27 percent said Clinton had.

When asked which man was more honest as president, poll respondents were more evenly divided, with the numbers -- 46 percent Clinton to 41 percent Bush -- falling within the poll's margin of error. The same was true for a question on handling national security: 46 percent said Clinton performed better; 42 percent picked Bush.

Clinton was impeached in 1998 over testimony he gave in a deposition about an extramarital sexual relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinksy. He was later aquitted by the Senate.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/05/...oll/index.html
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Old 05-13-2006, 01:12 AM   #2
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Old 05-13-2006, 01:13 AM   #3
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Old 05-13-2006, 01:15 AM   #4
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Old 05-13-2006, 01:16 AM   #6
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Too bad they didn't include "Which one is smarter?" as a question:
why? everyone already knows that bush is the answer to that question...















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Old 05-13-2006, 01:18 AM   #7
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Do people that voted for Bush in 2004 feel any buyer's remorse?
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Old 05-13-2006, 01:19 AM   #8
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why? everyone already knows that bush is the answer to that question...















jk dood. relax.
I would never admit that I got a surge of adreneline until I saw your "jk."
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Old 05-13-2006, 01:21 AM   #9
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Old 05-13-2006, 01:29 AM   #10
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Do people that voted for Bush in 2004 feel any buyer's remorse?

Why would they, considering Kerry was the alternative.

I sure don't feel bad about not voting for Kerry, much as I dislike Bush.
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Old 05-13-2006, 02:52 AM   #11
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Why would they, considering Kerry was the alternative.

I sure don't feel bad about not voting for Kerry, much as I dislike Bush.
I thought you were an independent? Besides that, are you telling me that NO ONE thinks the alternative might have been better? Considering his 32% approval rating and the fact is was such a close election?
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Old 05-13-2006, 09:45 AM   #12
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Do people that voted for Bush in 2004 feel any buyer's remorse?
I can't speak for all of us, but my answer is "not at all." I'm more confident than ever that a John Kerry presidency would have already buckled and insured defeat in Iraq. OTOH, if John Kerry was in the White House, there wouldn't be any democrats in Congress complaining about so-called "domestic spying" or rendition (both of which, I have no doubt, would still be going on).
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Old 05-13-2006, 11:52 AM   #13
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. OTOH, if John Kerry was in the White House, there would be many republicans in Congress complaining about so-called "domestic spying" or rendition (both of which, I have no doubt, would still be going on).
Fixed your post for you.
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Old 05-13-2006, 02:35 PM   #14
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Fixed your post for you.
I think that's probably true, at least with respect to the domestic surveillance part. As for rendition, I didn't hear a lot of democrats OR Republicans complaining about it during the Clinton administration.
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Old 05-13-2006, 02:41 PM   #15
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Do people that voted for Bush in 2004 feel any buyer's remorse?
Definitely and I detested Kerry
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