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Americans Still Trust George W. Bush

Three of every four Americans think that George W. Bush is a "strong and decisive leader." Sixty-four percent of respondents agreed that Bush possessed the personal qualities that the president had to have. Sixty-five percent of Americans consider Bush an "honest, trust-worthy president, 57 percent are sure that he is "taking care of the such people like them, and 54 percent of people say that Bush is the "person that you admire." Finally, the poll on the threshold of July 4th showed that the Americans still retain patriotic feelings. More than 70 percent of them said that they were extremely proud of being Americans.

GOD BLESS AMERICA. GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS. AND GOD BLESS GEORGE W. BUSH!
Americans Still Trust George W. Bush
09.07.2003 [00:42]

According to a recent opinion poll conducted by Gallup, Americans are getting tired of the Iraqi campaign, although they still support the military operation. Forty-two percent of respondents believe that the military operation in Iraq should not have been launched. However, 56 percent said that they still supported the campaign. A similar poll conducted in the middle of April (after the end of the military stage of the operation) showed, 73 percent of Americans supported it and only 23 percent were against it.

Gallup agency analysts believe, American people have been disappointed with the army campaign in Iraq for several reasons. The main reason is connected with the inability of the coalition to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The disappointment is also explained with the guerrilla warfare, in which American servicemen die.

According to the latest information, only 53 percent of respondents believe that weapons of mass destruction will be found in Iraq. This view was shared by 84 percent of Americans at the end of March, when the army operation was in full swing.

American people are also disappointed with the results of the operation on the whole. Only 48 percent of respondents believe that coalition forces will manage to find Saddam Hussein (70 percent of people were sure of that in April). Fifty-two percent of Americans think that it will be possible to establish a democratic government in Iraq (vs. 65 percent in April) and 56 percent believe that the American administration is doing fine in Iraq (70 percent thought so in April).

Seventy-one percent of Americans supported George W. Bush's activity as the President of the United States in March. According to Gallup's poll, people still trust their president, although the estimation has dropped a little to 61 percent. Three of every four Americans think that George W. Bush is a "strong and decisive leader."

Sixty-four percent of respondents agreed that Bush possessed the personal qualities that the president had to have. Sixty-five percent of Americans consider Bush an "honest, trust-worthy president, 57 percent are sure that he is "taking care of the such people like them, and 54 percent of people say that Bush is the "person that you admire." Finally, the poll on the threshold of July 4th showed that the Americans still retain patriotic feelings. More than 70 percent of them said that they were extremely proud of being Americans.

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I gotcher poll right here 09.Jul.2003 09:30

CatWoman

Take heart. Remember, the people who bring us these fascinating poll results are the same people who brought us word that bush "won" the "election."

All the more reason to fight 09.Jul.2003 11:16

Firetruck

All the more reason to speak out. The "right" wing is losing ground. They are going to use any ploy necessary to regain ground. We have to go into the streets and be heard. We have to show up at meetings and express ourselves. If you remain silent, people think you agree with them.
Keep pushing until the election
Keep pushing beyond the election

VOTE OR LOSE
SPEAK OUT OR LOSE

Election 09.Jul.2003 11:51

Commies Go Home!

Dear Catwoman,

Bush did win the election, fair and square. GET OVER IT! Don't tell me that the Supreme Court gave it to him, all they did was intrepret the law as it was written. If you liberals had your way, our Nation as we know it would cease to exsist. We would be under the thumb probably of Koffi Anan and his super liberal buddies. We would be working to support third world despots and their regimes, with our tax dollars.

We need to look out what is best for the US not for everybody else. If this bothers you go move to some socialist country like France or Communist country like Cuba and see if the standard of living is even close to the one you enjoy today. GO GWB!

Bush Is A Terrorist Under the USA Patriot Act 09.Jul.2003 12:08

Legal Eagle

USC Title 18, Section 2331, (a new category) - "domestic terrorism" - has been created and means activities that:

"involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; appear to be intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population, to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion, or to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping, and occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States."

Bush lied about Saddam's WMD capabilities (criminal fraud) to intimidate and coerce the public and congress to get his oil war in Iraq. Bush is, by definition of his own Patriot Act, a terrorist.

What Country Do You Live In? 09.Jul.2003 12:20

ranger

Everyone from Reagan to Bush has steadily eroded the standard of living you tout, or are you blind to the poverty of this nation. Regarding the election, Gore is an ass, but he did win, whether of not the Supreme Court made a decision. Many thousands of voters were illegally removed from the polls, a fact that is very well documented.

Good Germans? 09.Jul.2003 13:01

think again

What the hell is that "Good Germans" bullshit? I seem to recall that the German people and their government were against Bush's bullshit war. Dragging up old stereotypes doesn't help make your point. It just makes you look like an ignorant stooge.

Wah! Wah! 09.Jul.2003 13:11

??

Don't you liberals (i.e., commies) realize the simple truth that your views are of the minority? Most Americans do not agree with you!

You're like children whining when they don't get their way.

Gin Soaked Boob 09.Jul.2003 13:46

Commies Go Home!

Legal Eagle,

If you are holding Bush to those standards, in your opinion he lied, then we must also punish the entire CIA, German Intelligence, Frech Intelligence, Russian Intelligence and for that matter the entire UN ( btw they're a bunch of creeps). Teddy Kennedy (gin soaked boob) definitely belongs in jail FOREVER! Not to mention Barbara Boxer, Diane Finestein, Paul Krugman and Maureen Dowd. They are EXTREMELY dangerous the The US.

Whining about concerns 09.Jul.2003 13:47

Sephiroth

You're the whiner, whining about our honest and faithful concerns over political corruption. Why are you even on here? Just to piss us off and try to stop us through your authoritarian brainwashing techniques "get a real job," "grow up" "quit whining" when YOU are the one who needs to grow up and be grateful that people like us are espousing radical ideologies, because you may thank us someday!!!!

Ideologies 09.Jul.2003 13:59

Commies Go Home!

Sephiroth,

I would like to thank you for your open opinion. They're wrong, but that is your right. It is everybodies right to be a boob if they choose to be. Why not make a concise logical argument instead of name calling. Can you? I'll be happy to a small debate over the issues at hand.

Nah! 09.Jul.2003 14:30

??

Just to piss you off.

concise logical argument? 09.Jul.2003 15:03

this thing here

here's your concise logical argument:

if georgie won the election fair and square, why was the supreme court decision even neccessary?

Bush was put into power 09.Jul.2003 15:27

Firetruck

George II was put into power by a supreme court stacked by Reagan/Bush I. Maybe they did enforce the law fairly. But George knew he wasn't backed by the majority. I will wait and see however, when George loses the next election, how you "fair and square" types act then.

By the way; opposing an Olegarch like George doesn't mean you are a Communist. It means you are sane.

Supreme Court 09.Jul.2003 15:55

The Right Side

The Supreme Court decision was made because the Florida Supreme Court, packed with liberals, was making up the rules as they went along. The Law was clear and they wanted to change the rules in the middle of the election. Thats why. Do some research.

Majority 09.Jul.2003 15:56

The Right Side

Was Clinton ever elected by a majority? The answer is NO, not once.

non answers from the right side. 09.Jul.2003 16:08

this thing here

if georgie won the election fair and square, why was a florida supreme court decision even neccessary, much less a u.s. supreme court decision?

I don't know why I bother 09.Jul.2003 17:06

But here goes

I must have been out in the sun too long today, to respond to the kind of baited bullshit "commies go home" is spouting, but here goes anyway. After all, s/he directed a comment to me personally, it would be impolite not to respond.

First, commie, pull your head out of your ass. Am I a "commie," a "liberal," or a "socialist"? You've slung all three my direction, do you even know the difference? If you are unaware of the difference, then you need to educate yourself before you spew labels and show everyone you're an idiot. In point of fact, I am none of these. I will leave you to guess what label actually applies, if any. Go ahead, now, use your words. (Hint: Most of the other people who read this site are aware of the differences, and probably know the "proper" label. Try asking them.)

Second, commie, I have to ask. What channel told you Bush won the "election"? Because even most simpering idiots recognize a con job when they see one by now, but not you. I can only imagine the hours and hours of Jerry Springer and Oprah Winfrey you have had to absorb during the course of your political education.

Finally, although I am not one of "you liberals," you got one thing right: If I had my way, "our Nation as we know it would cease to exsist"[sic]. In its place would be a world where life is more important than profit, where forests are not sold down the river while those who try to save them are labeled "terrorists," where resources are shared equally, where the food we eat is not adulterated by huge corporations trying to make a buck at the expense of our health and our planet, where we can provide for ourselves rather than slaving day after day to pay off endless bills, where no one would ever send their children off to battle because of someone like george bush, a useless little man who has never done a productive day's work in his entire life.

So, not that you will ever hear what I'm saying through the din of your game show existence, but what do you think you ARE working for, with your tax dollars? A cheap, two bit lunatic who sends other people off to war for his corporate buddies' interests. A global joke who murders innocent people from a safe distance. Is this really "what's best for us"? Do you really think so? Are you happy, slaving in your worthless job, day after day, performing totally useless labor for someone else's profit? Are you happy getting chronic illnesses from the stress of your life? Do you like the fact that you're eating bioengineered foods that are thickening the lining of your stomach and killing monarch butterflies, and who knows what else? Do you enjoy being strung along by your nose by giant corporations that only care about what they can take from you? Try stepping outside the line, and see how free we are here. Try demanding a fair share of the earnings from your own labor. You'll have riot cops down on you so fast your head will swim. Is this really what's best? Does the ability to find 60 different kinds of waffle iron at GI Joes really mean that much to you? I don't know what you mean when you refer to our fabulous standard of living, but I don't think it's worth it.

Here goes a rebuttal 09.Jul.2003 17:32

James

"Are you happy, slaving in your worthless job, day after day, performing totally useless labor for someone else's profit?"

Dunno about 'Commie,' but I'm happily working a somewhat meaningful job, performing pretty useful labor for my own profit.

"Are you happy getting chronic illnesses from the stress of your life?"

I do have a bit of a post-nasal drip currently, but generally I feel pretty virile.

"Do you like the fact that you're eating bioengineered foods that are thickening the lining of your stomach and killing monarch butterflies, and who knows what else?"

Mmmm, Hamburger Stacker pickles. What will they think of next? Yes, I am quite happy eating bioengineered foods. After all, 80% of the food I eat is bio-engineered, and I guess I feel fine.(Note: I don't eat meat. But I still like hamburger stacker pickles).

"Do you enjoy being strung along by your nose by giant corporations that only care about what they can take from you?"

Doesn't bother me, since I string them all along too, and only care about what I can take from them.

"Try stepping outside the line, and see how free we are here. Try demanding a fair share of the earnings from your own labor."

Dunno, man. I'm a high school dropout, and I've got 5% ownership in the small business I work for.

"Does the ability to find 60 different kinds of waffle iron at GI Joes really mean that much to you?"

Me likey the Waffle Iron selection they have at Willams Sonoma, myself. I just picked one up. Good stuff.

keep talking/ the polls are looking better 09.Jul.2003 20:50

mom

Even though I know the polls are run by the same media I avoid, I am heartened by the fact that numbers are beginning to drift into a different direction.... I think if even the pollsters owned by georgie and co are reflecting a drop, maybe the true shift is even grander!!!
The more we talk, the more we share ideas, the more people will think and perhaps will go out and talk face to face with neighbors, family and friends...
The typical american is not stupid in my opinion, s/he is just ignorant, that is uninformed.
when a different reality is presented it is very disorienting at first and denial is a great defense to give oneself time to process --- but if the facts get repeated often enough --- there is a possiblity for change ---
if people don't have the courage to go out and confront people with an alternative, nothing will ever change.
bush is a scary man, ignorant, unsophisticated and not too intelligent either, but he dares to presume he knows everything and acts out of his ignorance --- that is scary...

this is like a bad Sci-Fi movie 09.Jul.2003 23:28

and we're starring in it

the Contortionist Trolls like 'Commie' just can't seem to come up with enough

>>irrelevant Distractions ("Teddy Kennedy Gin Soaked Boob")

or

>> pathetic Excuses . . .

luckily though, it seems like we're approaching the END of the movie . . .

(is that the part where the Evil Ones are hung by the neck until dead?)

just wait another year 10.Jul.2003 00:16

someone

Let's see what Bush's approval ratings look like in another year with no end to the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. Face it, most people are gullible, and they believed all the bullshit this administration spewed about terrorism and wmd. Although you can fool some people all the time, most people cannot be fooled for very long (especially when their perceived self-interests are threatened). Give it a year; and we'll have an interesting show as the Bush junta tries furiously to cling to power in the face of overwhelming disapproval. Just look at the the numbers of people who supported the Vietnam War in the beginning (and don't forget that some people still do, as some will support Bush's wars until the day they die). From unemployment, wages, education security, social services, and other issues that most people really worry and care about this administration is a disaster. There are always high polls when bombs are dropping, a simple matter of cognitive dissonance. I expect the democrats will win in a landslide in 2004, but a lot can change between now and then.

War Remains 10.Jul.2003 08:24

ranger

don't be fooled by the media, even the US soldiers are becoming fed up. As always, the real stories will come to surface eventually