Monday, November 21, 2005

WSJ: Bush 2nd Most Popular President

(New York) The Wall Street Journal, the nation’s most fair and balanced newspaper, today reported that President Bush enjoys the second-highest approval rating of all Republican two-term presidents over the past 50 years. The paper’s poll, sure to be ignored by the Outside-the-Mainstream Media, shows that only Ronald Reagan was more popular among Americans at the same point in his second term, and dispels the notion put forth in other “polls” that show confidence in the president waning.

Journal managing editor Paul Steiger stated that the paper’s poll was actually a scientific examination of other recent polls, conducted by the same crack WSJ staff that earlier debunked the “climate change” hoaxes. “While we found that, among lesser polls, that the president’s approval ratings ranged from 34-40%, we also found that these same polls had a margin of error from 36-60%. Thus, Bush could, and probably does, have the backing of all of the American people.”

Steiger also pointed out that even if the lowest number is true in some parallel universe, 34% would still place Bush, at this point in his second term, higher than all second-term Republicans not named “Reagan” since the Kennedy administration. “Even Richard Nixon!” exclaimed Steiger. “And I don’t think I need to tell you that the president is humbled to be even mentioned in the same breath as the man who stayed the course in Vietnam.”

Steiger also pointed out that even the god-like Reagan enjoyed the benefits of a political climate much different than today’s. “Keep in mind that in 1985, approximately 89% of the country was Republican. Today, that number is down to 34%, meaning that nearly 66% of the country is now out of the mainstream.”

RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman said the WSJ’s completely spin-free poll was refreshing, as well as a wake-up call to the nay-sayers. “President Bush is now being favorably compared to Ronald Reagan, and as we all know, Reagan’s second term was a spectacular success.” Mehlman then went on to predict what at least 34% of the people know. “I see Bush’s second term being equally spectacular, with none of the scandals that have plagued other administrations.”


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