December 03, 2003


Despite expert predictions to the contrary, things are looking up for Bush in the polls. Heís now at 61% for job approval, with Democrats increasingly on side:

Even public opinion about Bush personally is improving, and not just among members of his own party. In the post-holiday poll, more than half of the Democrats surveyed say they now view the president favorably. His overall positive rating went from 65 to 72 percent.

And events like this will only boost him further. Stupid TV people. Meanwhile another opinion survey reveals happiness in Iraq:

According to what is described as the first truly representative survey of Iraqi opinion, people in Iraq believe that the best thing that happened in the past 12 months was the demise of Saddam Hussein's regime.

Most people believe so, anyway. Not sure about the guy in the Toyota pick-up truck.

Posted by Tim Blair at December 3, 2003 03:14 PM

I see the Bush Haters got their big guns out: Heather Thomas!

(pun not intended...maybe)

Posted by: timks at December 3, 2003 at 03:35 PM

Alright Blair thatís enough! stop linking to these infuriating polls, you know damned well that you can't trust them, I mean Walkley winning journo's have a much better finger on the pulse of the country than some stupid scientifically run poll, and they are telling us that the country is a hotbed of hatred because of the removal of Hussein. So just put a sock in it so we can keep trusting in the impartiality of those wonderful and truthful old media people.

Posted by: Michael at December 3, 2003 at 09:52 PM

But bloghead, you of all people ought to know: "The only poll that matters is the one they take on polling day!" We'll be hearing a lot of that from your buddy howard in coming months.

And I wonder what rated the worst thing to happen in the last 12 months.

Posted by: Miranda Divide at December 4, 2003 at 10:38 AM

Way to immediately identify yourself as irrelevant, linking to the long-ago-debunked Iraq Body Count, which was based upon the faulty methodology of Professor Marc "The Taliban Is Too a Reliable Source of Objective Information!" Herrold. Buh-bye.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at December 4, 2003 at 11:20 AM

I'll just go right ahead and accept your views totally and at face value. Because deep down I know you are right and I am wrong.

Posted by: Miranda Divide at December 6, 2003 at 10:19 AM