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Old 05-14-2006, 09:36 PM  
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Laura Bush doesn't believe in bad polls

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - First lady Laura Bush said on Sunday she does not believe opinion polls showing her husband's approval ratings at record low levels.

Interviewed on Fox News Sunday, Laura Bush said she did not think people were losing confidence in President George W. Bush, despite a series of polls showing support for him at its lowest point in his five-year presidency and among the lowest for any president in the past 50 years.

"I don't really believe those polls. I travel around the country. I see people, I see their responses to my husband. I see their response to me," she said.

"As I travel around the United States, I see a lot of appreciation for him. A lot of people come up to me and say, 'Stay the course'."

Many recent polls have put Bush's job approval rating below 35 percent. One, the Harris poll, published last Friday, measured his approval at 29 percent, the first time any survey has put his support below the 30 percent mark. Two other polls published last week put his job approval at 31 percent.

In a separate interview on ABC's "This Week," Laura Bush said her husband's popularity was suffering because the country had been through a difficult year.

We've had a very, very difficult year, starting with the hurricane last September, but already because of the terrorist attack in 2001 and then the war on terror since then," she said. "He's the one that has to make the hard decisions. And, of course, they don't please everyone."

Mrs. Bush complained that when her husband's popularity was high, newspapers did not put that on the front page. Now it was low, they took great delight in highlighting the fact.

Asked if she thought the media had been unfair, Mrs. Bush said: "No, I don't think it's necessarily unfair. I think it's just, you know, I think they may be enjoying this a little bit."
http://today.reuters.com/news/newsar...src=rss&rpc=22

I thought Colbert covered this.... "Reality has a well-known liberal bias" and the polls aren't to be trusted. Apparently, she listened.
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Old 05-14-2006, 09:56 PM   #2
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This thread should have been a poll: "Do you believe that public opinion of the president is really that low?"
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Old 05-14-2006, 10:00 PM   #3
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This thread should have been a poll: "Do you believe that public opinion of the president is really that low?"
Hmm, good point.
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Old 05-15-2006, 02:42 AM   #4
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I can't wait to see what Colbert has to say about this...

Which reminds me... I was listening to Rush the other day, and he pronounced Colbert like Cole-Bert. I had a good laugh at how out of touch he is. He was later corrected and he went on some diatribe about how nobody knows this Colbert anyway... If he was important, he'd have heard of him by now. I got another laugh. Apparently, the world revolves around Rush.
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Old 05-15-2006, 05:30 AM   #5
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I think the polls are accurate, but I don't think the interpretations are always accurate. This is not to say that Bush is more popular than the polls indicate though.
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Old 05-15-2006, 07:38 AM   #6
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I think the polls are accurate, but I don't think the interpretations are always accurate. This is not to say that Bush is more popular than the polls indicate though.
That is excellent insight, Mr. Patteeu. I tend to agree with you. Why people hold Mr. Bush in low regard (from both the left and right) is probably more important than the fact that they do.
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Old 05-15-2006, 07:44 AM   #7
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It would appear that she puts the same trust in polls as she did in stop signs as a 17 year old....

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Old 05-15-2006, 08:48 AM   #8
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Apparently, the world revolves around Rush.
I'm pretty sure Rush thinks the world revolves around Hillbilly Heroine.
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Old 05-15-2006, 11:52 AM   #9
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Of course she sees nothing but appreciation for W when she travels around the country. The people she meets are pre-screened. It's like a bubble boy saying the whole world looks like his house.

On the Rush "Col-bert" pronunciation, apparently Colbert's relatives back in SC pronounce it that way also.
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Old 05-15-2006, 12:28 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Taco John
I can't wait to see what Colbert has to say about this...

Which reminds me... I was listening to Rush the other day, and he pronounced Colbert like Cole-Bert. I had a good laugh at how out of touch he is. He was later corrected and he went on some diatribe about how nobody knows this Colbert anyway... If he was important, he'd have heard of him by now. I got another laugh. Apparently, the world revolves around Rush.
Rush is a moron. I'm not proud that this state produced him. As for the name pronunciation, technically he was correct, according to what Stephen said on his show one time, that the family always pronounces it "Col-bert" and has for generations, that he is the only one who has adopted the French affectation and changed it to "Col-behr." Of course, anyone who knows him from the media will know he uses the French version, and if Rush doesn't know him from media, then Rush is living with blinders on (of course, we already knew that).
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In a related story, Laura Bush was recently asked, in response to her comments about the polls, if she was living in Denial. She responded, "No, sir, I've never been to Egypt."
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In a related story, Laura Bush was recently asked, in response to her comments about the polls, if she was living in Denial. She responded, "No, sir, I've never been to Egypt."


Ouchie...
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