Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Bartender! Ponies for everyone!

I believe the word you're looking for here is "freefall":

Just 21 percent approve of President Bush's handling of the war, the lowest number he's ever received, and an 8-point drop from just a month ago. Most of that drop has been among Republicans and conservatives. Three-quarters of Americans disapprove of how the president is handling Iraq.

See? Not all Americans are ignorant, dumbass, war-mongering motherfuckers. Just 21% of them.


Simon said...

I still think that a majority of Americans are both ignorant and war-mongering. Have you ever thought to yourself "oh wow, I'm actually surprised Bush's popularity is that bad"? No way, you've probably always been amazed at how high his popularity was despite everyhing.

Matt Taibbi makes a good point: "If Bush had simply invaded Iraq, ransacked the place in search of WMDs, seized its oil wells, captured Saddam Hussein and impaled him on a pike, and then declared victory and pulled the troops out, leaving the non-oil-producing regions of the country to tear themselves apart in an insane chaos of civil war and religious violence, his approval rating would still be in the high sixties, maybe even the seventies."


These remaining 21% are simply irredeemably ignorant, war-mongering, etc. The worst of the worst. The Goldbergs/Malkins/Reynoldses.

Now where do I pick up my pony?

Anonymous said...

Actually, he seems to be approaching the bottom limit on most poll questions that you hit because some people just like screwing with pollsters.

If you ask questions like "would you ever kill and eat your own children?", you still get 5-10% of people saying yes to that. It's a common problem with phone polls, which most of the surveys are these days. Political poll lying often balances out, but given a Yes/No, with an obvious answer, some still like to contrarian.

So Bush is still slightly more popular than, say, enforced beastiality, but only slightly...