March 01, 2006
What will it take to dump Dubya?
All the unprecedented domestic and international disasters of those 14 months have convinced only an additional 13 percent of the American population that this man was never meant to be the leader of anything, much less the leader of the most powerful military power in the world! What will it take to convince the remaining 34 percent?
This is not a rhetorical question. I am really curious to know...
* I am being generous, by the way, with that "47 percent" figure. The real figure, considering all the fraud that went on in Ohio and elsewhere, was probably more like 45 percent, or even lower.
No, it is going to take some major screw-up from Bush to convince this other 34%... I mean something really important like say… for instance… making Nascar illegal… or raising the price of a Happy Meal to $10 bucks a whack (and NO toy)… or if dipping Skoal was banned on Sundays… I don’t know… maybe something like that would do it?
Dubya was elected by slightly less that half the voters in the US, but a majority of the electoral college, and as less than 50% of the population bother to register to vote he only had support of around 24% of the population. If he now has 37% support he has GAINED 13% not lost any.
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At election time, about 45 percent of US voters voted for the Presnit. If the elections were held today, less than 35 percent of US voters would vote for him. That's the drop in support I was talking about.
In the same way that the opinion of people who don't vote is not reflected in final election results, polling companies, when doing opinion surveys, don't count the opinion of people who are considered "not likely to vote,” that is, the opinion of non-voters.
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