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November 2005

Approval for Bush Falls Further

USA TODAY WASHINGTON Americans' views of President Bush and his trustworthiness have hit new lows, a downturn that could make it more difficult for him to push his legislative agenda and to boost Republican candidates in next year's congressional elections.
USATODAY.com - President's ratings hit new low in poll

Posted by Coffeerooms November 16, 2005 Permalink

Stinging Defeats for G.O.P. Come at a Sensitive Time

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 - After months of sagging poll ratings, scandal and general political unrest, the Republicans badly needed some good news in Tuesday's elections for governor. What they got instead was a clear-cut loss in a red state, and an expected but still painful defeat in a blue one.

The Republican loss in Virginia, which President Bush carried with 54 percent just a year ago, came after an 11th-hour campaign stop by Mr. Bush and the kind of all-out Republican effort to mobilize the vote that reaped rich rewards last year.

Stinging Defeats for G.O.P. Come at a Sensitive Time - New York Times

Posted by Coffeerooms November 09, 2005 Permalink

'Intelligent - Design' School Board Ousted in Penn

DOVER, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Voters on Tuesday ousted a Pennsylvania local school board that promoted an ''intelligent-design'' alternative to teaching evolution, and elected a new slate of candidates who promised to remove the concept from science classes.

'Intelligent - Design' School Board Ousted in Penn - New York Times

Posted by Coffeerooms November 09, 2005 Permalink

Slightly More Popular Than Nixon

Bush's low job approval is far below that of some of his two-term predecessors at this point in their second terms. In November 1985, President Reagan had a 65 percent approval rating, and Bill Clinton's job approval in November 1997 was 57 percent. Bush's rating is higher than Richard Nixon's was at the same point in his administration.
For all the numbers, read CBS News | Poll: Approval Ratings Compared | November 2, 2005

Posted by Coffeerooms November 02, 2005 Permalink

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