Have people gone crazy???

Sometimes I think I am just surrounded by crazy people!  I was just getting over the fact that America reelected Bush when along comes the horror of Hurrican Katrina.  Bush's inept, incompetent and disastrous response to Katrina finally made clear ONCE and FOR ALL what a complete loser Bush is.

I was positive everyone else felt as I did (the people I work with are all conservative Republicans so I can't use them as a guide).  Then today this knuckleheaded Republican friend of mine emails me this article from the Drudge Report showing a CNN USA Today Gallup Poll that says only THIRTEEN-PERCENT of the American people blame Bush for the screwed up response to this disaster.  Only 13%!!!????

I find this very disheartening.  This means that many Democrats and Independents are saying that Bush isn't to blame.  How can this be?  Am I living in some kind of parallel universe where everything is the opposite of what it should be??

Please realize that this means EIGHTY-SEVEN PERCENT of America does not find Bush to blame for the horrible response.  This crazyness makes me wonder if I am just going to wind up being one of those old ladies in the park muttering to herself and feeding the birds...

By the way, I am a paid member of Gallup Polling so I went to that site and verified that Drudge was reporting the poll accurately, he was.  I'm giving the site for the Drudge article because I think if I give the site for where the poll was on the Gallup site you have to be a paid member (I think they'd ask for a "member's name" and password).

You can read the poll results here on Drudge though (again, I verified and he did report the poll accurately):


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It's called SPIN...
by Parker 2005-09-07 10:15AM | 0 recs
Bush to Blame?
Your reading of the the poll results is flawed. I followed your link to Drudge and took a look at the results. Your statement that:

... only THIRTEEN-PERCENT of the American people blame Bush

is not what the poll says. Instead 13% of the people believe that George Bush is MOST RESPONSIBLE. If you dig deeper you'll see that

  • 31% believe Bush or federal agencies are most responsible while only 25% believe state or local officials are most responsible

  • 29% want top federal officials fired

  • 42% said Bush has done a bad or terrible job responding versus 35% saying he'd done good or great

  • 42% said the feds have done bad or terrible versus 33% who say federal agencies have done good or great

From looking at the poll myself it looks to me as if Americans are wisely seeing that governments at all levels share some blame. Given that only 35% of the people say that Bush has done well it's easy to see that only his hardcore supporters have kept wearing their rose-colored glasses.

The poll results pretty accurately reflect the partisan breakdown in this country. You could easily take away from this poll that Democrats and their supporters are blaming the feds and Republicans and their supporters are blaming the state and city.

by Curt Matlock 2005-09-07 10:53AM | 0 recs
thank you...
I feel much better after viewing it your way. Thanks!
by Blue Dreams 2005-09-07 12:07PM | 0 recs
Re: Bush to Blame?
Even the 48% number is too small. It should have been most democrats and indep and at least a tiny portion of the republicans giving us a number in the 60s at least.
by Pravin 2005-09-07 12:24PM | 0 recs
Blue Dreams = Mary Gianopolis = Blue Heart = Colleen Flaherty = Nevada Dan
by Crazy Vaclav 2005-09-07 12:41PM | 0 recs


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