Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Enemy Press Can't Make Up Mind On Bush Polls

Same day, two different takes on the President's popularity. On one hand, Enemy Press Network CNN gleefully claims that "Poll: Iraq speeches, election don't help Bush" and on the other Enemy Press Network MSNBC somberly notes that "Bush's support jumps after long decline, Poll shows growing optimism on Iraq, economy."

Here's what CNN tries to push on America. "A CNN/USA Today Gallup poll conducted over the weekend found his approval rating stood at 41 percent, while more than half, or 56 percent, disapprove of how the president is handling his job. A majority, or 52 percent, say it was a mistake to send troops to Iraq, and 61 percent say they disapprove of how he is handling Iraq specifically. The margin of error was plus or minus 3 percentage points." Here's what MSNBC says. "Bush's overall approval rating rose to 47 percent, from 39 percent in early November, with 52 percent saying they disapprove of how he is handling his job. His approval rating on Iraq jumped 10 percentage points since early November, to 46 percent, while his rating on the economy rose 11 points, to 47 percent. A clear majority, 56 percent, said they approve of the way Bush is handling the fight against terrorism -- a traditional strong point in his reputation that nonetheless had flagged to 48 percent in the November poll."

Why the disparity? Well, CNN lamely claims that their poll was taken before the President's latest speech. That way they can report their gloomy assessment and not add the new numbers. Of course they really just don't want to report the truth, that when President Bush explains to America what he's doing and his rationales, the people believe him. After all the time the Enemy Press has had to denigrate his plans and to outright lie, the public will tend to believe them until the truth comes out. SOP for those in the press who hate America.

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