Tuesday, February 26, 2008

How Can 57,216,589.9 People Be So Dumb?

According to a poll released last week by the American Research Group George W. Bush's approval rating as President has fallen to 19% with 77% of respondents disapproving.

As the New York Times Editorial Board points out on its blog, an approval rating of 19% represents a new low, as well as a precipitous drop from the previous month (34%), and is also considerably below other polls (though most polls do such a decline in Mr. Bush's approval rating).

The Board gives a pretty good rundown on these points and duly notes that the ARG poll warmed up its respondents with a series of questions concerning the state of the economy before asking how they felt about Mr. Bush. (the questions asked are at the bottom of the ARG page)

Yes, but what does this have to do with 57,216,589.9 morons you ask? Based on the CIA Factbook estimate of US population for 2007 that's how many of your fellow Americans currently approve of Mr. Bush.

How can they be so dumb I ask?

Easy, they all voted for him.

A Jacksonian at Dumb Looks Still Free has a whole mess of dirt on the ARG, he sure adds a few more grains of salt to be taken with any ARG data.

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