June 15th, 2007
04:12 PM ET
10 years ago

Race to '08: The impact of Bush's poll numbers

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WASHINGTON (CNN) - In the latest Race to '08 podcast, CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley and CNN's John Lisk take a look at President Bush's sagging approval ratings and how that impacts the campaigns.

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  1. Hammond, Brunswick, ME

    President Bush's "ratings" in the polls especially positioned in liberal hot spots, where no decent Republican would wallow, are just that – sole Democrat participation. So what else would you expect – high approval? We really don't buy it, you know.

    June 15, 2007 07:50 pm at 7:50 pm |
  2. Lawrence, Woodstock, Ga

    Oh yes, you are doing a great job Brownie, er, Dubya!! All of us in Brunswick support you 100%, well at least me and my 2 neighbors. All of us here in Brunswick know that polls are crooked when we don't agree with them. We absolutely know the country is headed in the right direction. Heck, GWB, can't help it, he's only the President! After all, he was given a political mandate, I think he won 51%, and we know those numbers could not have changed!!

    June 15, 2007 10:23 pm at 10:23 pm |
  3. John, Indianapolis Indiana

    The theory of sampling,if executed properly, can provide a highly representative snapshot of "public" opinion. National polls, when interpreted for trends, are especially insightful. In the case of the President's Approval Ratings only someone in complete denial could think that the public's low regard of the president's performance was due to "liberal polling bias." I bet that you believe that we found WMDs in Iraq but the liberal media refuses to print the "good news." Happy dreams.

    June 15, 2007 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  4. Mike, St. Louis MO

    Perhaps you are referring to liberal hot spots like Fox News, whose independant polls have had the President hovering at 34% approval for weeks. Get real! Between the bungled war and complete lack of a domestic agenda (apart from the current immigration debacle), Bush's support is dissapearing faster than artic glaciers. Of course, there will always be a few holdouts up in the hills. I hope you've stocked up... it's going to be long winter.

    June 16, 2007 12:11 am at 12:11 am |
  5. M B Shaw, Anahuac, Texas

    Bushes poll ratings or down because HE is out of touch with reality, not because the polls or taken in Democratic areas. Even the international community thinks USA has fallen off the cliff under this administrations policies–Just look around the world and even in USA–It's is easy to understand why his ratings of so low–he's NOT a leader

    June 16, 2007 01:38 am at 1:38 am |
  6. Bill Young, Atlanta, Ga

    I guess all of the major polls were positioned in "liberal hot spots". The very best positive ratings came from FOX and they could only get the rating up to 34%. Face it President Bush is a walking disaster as a president. over 60% of Americans understand this and they are not all liberals.

    June 16, 2007 07:44 am at 7:44 am |
  7. Cheryl Ohio

    It's interesting to note that the recent poll showing Bush at 29% is from NBC/Wall Street Journal, a conservative media.

    As CNN notes, what it shows is that the previous 32% approval rate was what was left of Bush's base, AFTER Democrats and Independants deserted him. Bush's remaining base is deserting him like rats on a sinking ship.

    June 16, 2007 07:46 am at 7:46 am |
  8. P. Davis Baltimore, Maryland

    It's a laugh that they are finally talking getting that criminal out of office!
    The overwhelming majority of America and the world, for that matter, demand Impeachment.
    If the network news was not in the pocket of presidency-owning mega corporations, the tide of dissent would have been heard long ago & loud and clear!!!!
    It is a travesty & disgrace that this destructive administration has been allowed to continually lie, thwart justice and modify & abolish Constitutional rights.
    Not to mention the grievous slaughter of over 40,000 innocent people and thousands of brave soldiers!
    And THIS behavior coming from a sel-declared Christian???
    Blasphemous miscarriage of justice and religion!

    June 16, 2007 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  9. Fabio Escobar, Amherst NY

    Notice how the liberal CNN fails to report on the even-lower congressional numbers.

    Yet another example of liberal bias in the entertainment industry known as "cable news."

    June 16, 2007 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  10. mike, Marietta. Ga

    Come on!! This is the most incompetent, unpopular, ideology driven individual that we have ever had in the nation's highest position. He lost the congress for my party because they sat and rubber stamped his moronic decisions for 6 years. He has run the budget deficit into the stratosphere. He lied to us to get us to back "his" war. He uses Goebbels like tactics to brand all who oppose him as "Liberals". He chose advisors and a Vice President who are so far right that they are falling off the right side of the earth. He has ruined our national reputation around the world with his positions and his lack of diplomacy. I could go on ad nauseum but I guess that I can't see how anyone can still support him regardless of party affiliation. I voted for him the first time around but by the second time I voted against him. My first Democratic Presidential vote ever. The next one will be my second. I still consider myself a moderate Republican but my party has been hijacked!
    A Southern Republican

    June 16, 2007 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |