Bush Still More Popular Than Cholera: Update 1

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CNN has a new poll further documenting the disdain the American public feels towards George W. Bush.


A new national poll suggests that three out of four Americans feel President Bush’s departure from office is coming not a moment too soon.

Twenty-eight percent of those polled say President Bush is the worst president in U.S. history.

Seventy-five percent of those questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Friday said they’re glad Bush is going; 23 percent indicated they’ll miss him.

“Earlier this year, Bush scored some of the lowest presidential approval ratings we’ve seen in half a century, so it’s understandable that the public is eager for a new president to step in,” said Keating Holland, CNN polling director.

CNN senior political analyst Bill Schneider added, “As President Bush prepares to leave office, the American public has a parting thought: Good riddance. At least that’s the way three-quarters feel.”

The portion who say they won’t miss Bush is 24 percentage points higher than the 51 percent who said they wouldn’t miss President Bill Clinton when he left office in January 2001. Forty-five percent of those questioned at that time said they would miss Clinton.

Hasta la vista, baby.


  1. propagandee,
    there’s also those who just refuse to admit that they were wrong and they backed a loser. whether it’s stubbornness or arrogance, they simply can’t bring themselves to say that chimpy and deadeye dick are poison.

    hope you had a good holiday, propagandee! 😀

  2. Propagandee Propagandee

    Hi nonnie and Sherry:

    I used to wonder why there always seems to be a steady and not insignificant percentage of people who still support Bush and his ilk. And then I read John Dean’s Conscience of a Conservative where he dedicates a chapter to Canadian researcher Robert Altemeyer’s work on the “authoritarian personality.” Seems that there is always a dependable 25% or so of any population that are hopelessly enthralled to authoritarian leaders. Their brains just seem to be hardwired that way.

    When the leader is an incurious, incompetent malignant narcissist with an IQ of 91; and who surrounds himself with sycophants whose primary task is to feed his ego and to filter out bad news; and who has a master manipulator like Darth Cheney guiding his every policy decision, the result is what we see before us— one mightily screwed up country and planet. In other words, the Bush Legacy.

    Heckuva job, Bushie.

  3. Actually, I’m thinking that January 20th will be one of the biggest holiday events of the year! At least I’m determined to make it so at this household. There will be feasting and music and laughter aplenty. May a tiny but powerful blackhole suck the bastard into another less pleasant universe.

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