Thursday, September 22, 2005

Poll Numbers

So, with all the talk about The President's job approval numbers being in the tank, we usually don't get to hear about the Rasmussen Report's numbers.

Look how close they were in predicting the 2004 Presidential Election results:

President George W. Bush won the popular vote on November 2 by a 50.7% to 48.2% margin over Senator John Kerry. The final Rasmussen Reports projection had shown the President winning 50.2% to 48.5%.

Now, we usually hear of the CNN/Gallup poll showing Bush having a 40% approval rating (his lowest ever). But, do you ever hear the media cite the Rasmussen Report (which was the most accurate for the election)?

Today, they have him at a 47% approval rating - far from the 40% we often hear.

Am I saying that Bush is doing a great job? Not necessarily, but at least he's trying to do some things like, oh, education reform, tax reform, social (in)security reform, etc.... During the election they criticized him saying that the Democrats didn't want to see "more of the same". Well, this weekend I saw Democrat and Republican strategists talking about what to do in the Gulf Coast area for relief and rebuilding. The Republican said that this gives us a chance to try changing the system and making things better for those dependent on the Government. The Democrat (and I've heard it echoed by other Democrats) decried that stating that now is not the time to try new things. They know their old way of dependence helps them keep voters.

Finally, you need to get a copy of The FairTax Book!! It should open your mind no matter what your political persuasion.

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