President Bush sliding in the Ca. Polls

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Fifty-five percent of California voters -- a new high -- dislike the job George Bush is doing as president, and 61 percent disapprove of his handling of the war in Iraq, according to a poll released Sunday.

The Field Research Corp. said its findings documented a continuing slide in Bush's ratings since his popularity soared following the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on New York and Washington.

Seventy-four percent of Californians questioned immediately after the attacks said they supported the president and only 16 percent disapproved of his actions.

But only 41 percent of the 415 voters questioned by Field between July 30 and Aug. 5 said they approved of Bush's job performance and 55 percent said they disapproved. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus five percentage points.

Fifty-two percent disapproved of Bush's overall actions in a Field Poll conducted in May.

Bush has lost support among Democrats, independents and even Republicans, according to the poll. Seventy-five percent of GOP voters back him now, compared to 94 percent after the attacks. Democratic support has dropped from 60 percent to 15 percent, and his approval ratings among independents have dropped from 71 percent to 33 percent.

California voters' rating of Bush's handling of the war in Iraq has flip-flopped since April 2003. Then, 60 percent approved of the president's conduct and 37 percent disapproved. Now, 61 percent disapprove and 36 percent approve, according to the poll.

Forty-seven percent said Democratic nominee John Kerry was more likely to bring a satisfactory end to the war than Bush.

Thirty-eight percent thought the president would do a better job.

Bush's efforts to reduce the threat of more terrorist attacks have also lost favor among Californians, the poll found. As recently as February, 59 percent approved of Bush's conduct in that area and 33 percent disapproved. Now, 47 percent approve and 48 percent are critical.

Only 41 percent said they approved Bush's handling of the economy, down from 49 percent in January. Fifty-four percent said they disapproved.

Bush trails Kerry 51 percent to 40 percent among likely California voters, according to a Field Poll released last week.
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So, of all the freak cities to visit an take a poll, lets go to S.F. home of the leftest of left coasters then do a whopping poll of 415 PEOPLE! 415 PEOPLE. And they were probably leaving the courthouse after getting married.
 

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Sean Hannity said on his radio show the other day that he did a little digging on one poll that said Kerry was leading. What he found that a majority of those polled were actually Democrats, not exactly a fair and balanced poll. With polls like that, there's no way Bush could have a lead.
 

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This is about as good as the online polls at CNN.com... All you have to do is log on and click on the appropriate box. Do this a few thousand times and you should have the results you desire!!


 

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There is no doubt that CA is going to be in the Kerry column and nothing will change unless Bush decides to actually campaign here. That being said, I think Bush is still going to win the election. The trouble with all these polls is that you can get people to say almost anything you want with stacking the participants OR leading questions. Polls are interesting, but I do not give them much credence...
 
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