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Approval Poll

I have been reading and hearing all over the place about how much everyone hates President Bush. There's no doubt that the haters are loud and rather hot-tempered on that question. Yet I also continue to run into people who still think he's done a good job, all things considered, and quite a few who believe - as I do - that a few years from now we will wish he was still in the Oval Office.

So here are a set of questions, simple questions which deserve clear, simple answers. Try to respect other opinions, and please keep in mind that this is just a sampling of our site and readers, not anything that is going to be worth shouting about; it's useful as a local barometer, is all.

1. Yes or no, do you think President Bush has done a good job overall as President?

2. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being complete failure and 10 being a great President, how would you grade President Bush?

3. Yes or no, do you approve of President Bush personally?

4. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being an absolute disgrace and 10 being extremely honorable and personable, how would you grade George W. Bush, the man?

5. Yes or no, do you believe the next President will do as good a job as President Bush has done (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November) ?

6. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a complete failure and 10 being a great President, how well do you expect the next President to do (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November)?

7. In general, do you think this site is more conservative, more liberal, or generally reflects the American public opinion?


Thanks.


UPDATE: A couple idiots have tried to hijack the thread. You can express your opinion on the thread as you like, with two conditions :

1. Stick to the questions asked.
2. Stay off personal attacks.

Normally I let the morons' posts stand so everyone can review your proof of rhetorical inbreeding, but I throw hijackers off the plane. Capisce?


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1. Yes or no, do you think ... (Below threshold)
JAT:

1. Yes or no, do you think President Bush has done a good job overall as President? Yes

2. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being complete failure and 10 being a great President, how would you grade President Bush? 7.5

3. Yes or no, do you approve of President Bush personally? Yes

4. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being an absolute disgrace and 10 being extremely honorable and personable, how would you grade George W. Bush, the man? 10

5. Yes or no, do you believe the next President will do as good a job as President Bush has done (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November) ? No

6. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a complete failure and 10 being a great President, how well do you expect the next President to do (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November)? 4

7. In general, do you think this site is more conservative, more liberal, or generally reflects the American public opinion? Balanced

1. Yes.2. 63.... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

1. Yes.
2. 6
3. Yes.
4. 7
5. Obama, worse
6. 4
7. More conservative

1. Yes or no, do you think ... (Below threshold)
Gary:

1. Yes or no, do you think President Bush has done a good job overall as President? Yes

2. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being complete failure and 10 being a great President, how would you grade President Bush? 8

3. Yes or no, do you approve of President Bush personally? Yes

4. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being an absolute disgrace and 10 being extremely honorable and personable, how would you grade George W. Bush, the man? 10

5. Yes or no, do you believe the next President will do as good a job as President Bush has done (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November) Obama No

6. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a complete failure and 10 being a great President, how well do you expect the next President to do (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November)? Obama 2

7. In general, do you think this site is more conservative, more liberal, or generally reflects the American public opinion? Balanced

1. Yes or no, do you think ... (Below threshold)
Bob:

1. Yes or no, do you think President Bush has done a good job overall as President?

>> Yes

2. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being complete failure and 10 being a great President, how would you grade President Bush?

>> 7

3. Yes or no, do you approve of President Bush personally?

>> Yes

4. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being an absolute disgrace and 10 being extremely honorable and personable, how would you grade George W. Bush, the man?

>> 9

5. Yes or no, do you believe the next President will do as good a job as President Bush has done (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November) ?

>> No. Not sure at all.

6. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a complete failure and 10 being a great President, how well do you expect the next President to do (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November)?

>> 4

7. In general, do you think this site is more conservative, more liberal, or generally reflects the American public opinion?

>> More Libertarian

1. Yes or no, do you think ... (Below threshold)
sshiell:

1. Yes or no, do you think President Bush has done a good job overall as President? Yes

2. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being complete failure and 10 being a great President, how would you grade President Bush? 8

3. Yes or no, do you approve of President Bush personally? Yes

4. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being an absolute disgrace and 10 being extremely honorable and personable, how would you grade George W. Bush, the man? 9

5. Yes or no, do you believe the next President will do as good a job as President Bush has done (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November) Obama - No

6. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a complete failure and 10 being a great President, how well do you expect the next President to do (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November)? Obama - 3

7. In general, do you think this site is more conservative, more liberal, or generally reflects the American public opinion? More Conservative

1. Yes or no, do you think ... (Below threshold)
kevino:

1. Yes or no, do you think President Bush has done a good job overall as President?
Answer: No

2. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being complete failure and 10 being a great President, how would you grade President Bush?
Answer: 5

3. Yes or no, do you approve of President Bush personally?
Answer: Yes

4. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being an absolute disgrace and 10 being extremely honorable and personable, how would you grade George W. Bush, the man?
Answer: 8

5. Yes or no, do you believe the next President will do as good a job as President Bush has done (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November) ?
Answer: Yes (Democrat, now 80% sure it's Senator Obama)

6. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a complete failure and 10 being a great President, how well do you expect the next President to do (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November)?
Answer: 5

7. In general, do you think this site is more conservative, more liberal, or generally reflects the American public opinion?
Answer: More conservative

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For the record: I voted for President Bush both times. I still think that his presidency is a failure. And I think that his successor - no matter who it is - will be just as bad.

1. yes2. 83. ... (Below threshold)
Red Five:

1. yes
2. 8
3. yes
4. 10
5. no
6. 2
7. Conservative

1)yes2)73)yes... (Below threshold)
1903A3:

1)yes
2)7
3)yes
4)9
5)no..but one would hope,theres that word again
6)no
7)conservative

opps,#6 should have been 5<... (Below threshold)
1903A3:

opps,#6 should have been 5

1. Yes or no, do you think ... (Below threshold)

1. Yes or no, do you think President Bush has done a good job overall as President?

Yes.

2. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being complete failure and 10 being a great President, how would you grade President Bush?

7

3. Yes or no, do you approve of President Bush personally?

Yes.

4. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being an absolute disgrace and 10 being extremely honorable and personable, how would you grade George W. Bush, the man?

7

5. Yes or no, do you believe the next President will do as good a job as President Bush has done (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November) ?

It doesn't matter if it's Senator McCain or Senator Obama, the next President will HAVE to do better.

6. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a complete failure and 10 being a great President, how well do you expect the next President to do (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November)?

9

7. In general, do you think this site is more conservative, more liberal, or generally reflects the American public opinion?

Conservative.

1. Yes or no, do you think ... (Below threshold)
charles Harkins:

1. Yes or no, do you think President Bush has done a good job overall as President?
YES

2. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being complete failure and 10 being a great President, how would you grade President Bush?
9

3. Yes or no, do you approve of President Bush personally?
YES

4. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being an absolute disgrace and 10 being extremely honorable and personable, how would you grade George W. Bush, the man?
10

5. Yes or no, do you believe the next President will do as good a job as President Bush has done (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November) ?
NO - none of them

6. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a complete failure and 10 being a great President, how well do you expect the next President to do (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November)?
?

7. In general, do you think this site is more conservative, more liberal, or generally reflects the American public opinion?
conservative

1. YES2. 7.5... (Below threshold)
g Braden:

1. YES
2. 7.5
3. Yes
4. 8
5. (none will do a better job) McCain will surprise us.
6. McCain - 5
7. Conservative

Yes.8Yes<br /... (Below threshold)
WildWillie:

Yes.
8
Yes
10
No
5
Generally reflects. ww

1. No2. 4 3. ... (Below threshold)

1. No
2. 4
3. I don't know George W. Bush personally, so how can I tell ? I guess he's as good as any other person
4. 6
5. Yes, depending on what happens over the next 4 years. I doubt the next administration will be quite as boneheaded on the foreign policy side, though.
6. 5
7 Conservative

Bush is, personally, an ho... (Below threshold)
Patty:

Bush is, personally, an honorable man. He does not lie and he leads as he feels best for the future of America. His inability -- and arrogant unwillingness - to communicate and persuade has done great damage to his policies and to the Republican Party.

If we are successful in Iraq - standing up a Democracy and an ally - he will go down in history as a visionary leader.

1. Yes.2. 63.... (Below threshold)
kbiel Author Profile Page:

1. Yes.
2. 6
3. Yes
4. 10
5. No
6. 4 (McCain)
7. Generally reflects the American public opinion

1. Yes 2. 7<... (Below threshold)
Bob:

1. Yes

2. 7

3. Yes

4. 9

5. Yes if it's McCain

6. 8 if it's McCain

7. Generally reflects the American public opinion?

1. Yes2. 83. ... (Below threshold)
Syllabucks:

1. Yes
2. 8
3. Yes
4. 10
5. Yes if McCain. No if either of the current or any potentialfuture (aka Gore) Marxists
6. 7 if McCain. 2 if either of the current or any potential future (aka Gore) Marxists.
7. More Conservative...with an occasional bump.

The pluses - two great SCOT... (Below threshold)
Baron Von Ottomatic:

The pluses - two great SCOTUS picks, resolve in the war on terror, lower taxes, Africa policy.

The minuses - ag subsidies/ethanol boondoggle, spending - particularly the drug bill, immigration, too nice/a wimp.

A wimp you say? Totally. Bush has never really battled back against his critics. I wish he had the Clintons' stones. Now he's essentially paralyzed when it comes to dealing with Iran and Syria.

Whoever's next won't be any better - they're all to the left of Bush on at least some issues. Considering the judicial appointments likely to be at stake - warts and all, McCain talks the talk - any conservative would be a fool to sit this out and hand the WH to BHO or HRC.

1. Yes or no, do you think ... (Below threshold)

1. Yes or no, do you think President Bush has done a good job overall as President?

No. His work regarding Iraq was visionary, but his domestic policies and appointments have been poor at best.

2. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being complete failure and 10 being a great President, how would you grade President Bush?

4, his weak domestic legacy hurts.

3. Yes or no, do you approve of President Bush personally?

No. I have been disappointed in his failure to lead when it was most needed.

4. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being an absolute disgrace and 10 being extremely honorable and personable, how would you grade George W. Bush, the man?

9

5. Yes or no, do you believe the next President will do as good a job as President Bush has done (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November) ?

No. The current political environment and accendancy of the socialists will bring down the next president.

6. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a complete failure and 10 being a great President, how well do you expect the next President to do (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November)?

1. None of the candidates will be able to stop the fiscal and economic disaster that is coming. At least none has shown me they understand the problems.

7. In general, do you think this site is more conservative, more liberal, or generally reflects the American public opinion

this site leans conservative.

1. Yes.2. 83.... (Below threshold)

1. Yes.
2. 8
3. Yes.
4. 10.
5. No. I believe the next President will be John McCain.
6. 4. McCain.
7. Generally reflects American public opinion -- not the media's.

1. Yes or no, do you think ... (Below threshold)
Son Of The Godfather:

1. Yes or no, do you think President Bush has done a good job overall as President?

Yes

2. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being complete failure and 10 being a great President, how would you grade President Bush?

7

3. Yes or no, do you approve of President Bush personally?

Yes

4. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being an absolute disgrace and 10 being extremely honorable and personable, how would you grade George W. Bush, the man?

9

5. Yes or no, do you believe the next President will do as good a job as President Bush has done (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November) ?

No, and I fear we may see an "Obamanation".

6. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a complete failure and 10 being a great President, how well do you expect the next President to do (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November)?

3 with Obama or Hill. 5 with McCain.

7. In general, do you think this site is more conservative, more liberal, or generally reflects the American public opinion?

Combo - Conservative, which generally reflects the American opinion, not that you'd get that from the MSM.

1. He's not done a good job... (Below threshold)
rachael:

1. He's not done a good job as president
2. He's about a 3 on a scale of one to ten.
3. Personally, he's not a very good man, not great, not smart and can't speak well
4. George Bush as a man is about a 4.
5. I think the president, hopefully Obama, could never be as bad as a president as Bush has been. Bush is making Jimmy carter look GOOD!!
6. The next president will undoubtedly do a better job than Bush has done. Bush has set the bar very, very, very LOW.
7. Great site, but definitely leans to the right.

1. No2. 2 (Africa ... (Below threshold)
lurker #1:

1. No

2. 2 (Africa policy could be worse)

3. Yes, the cronyism and pigheadedness of his administration are reflections of his own history and personality

4. 3

5. Yes (no need to specify which)

6. HRC--6; BO--8; JM--6

7. Conservative

1. ehh2. 63. ... (Below threshold)
Oaf:

1. ehh
2. 6
3. Yes
4. 9
5. Yes - McCain, No - Obama, (I think McCain)
6. 7 - McCain, 4 - Obama
7. Conservative

1. Yes2. 83. ... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

1. Yes
2. 8
3. Yes
4. 9
5. No
6. 5
7. More conservative

1. Yes 2. 7 - higher... (Below threshold)
Joel:

1. Yes
2. 7 - higher if he had a logical immigration policy
3. Yes
4. 9
5. No (McCain will cave to Democratic-led Congress on to many domestic "fixes")
6. 5.5 (similar to Bush--foreign policy and SCOTUS picks will slightly outweigh liberal domestic agenda)
7. It is more willing to be critical of members of both parties, therefore it reflects a more conservative viewpoint. Someone earlier said more libertarian, with which I would also agree.

. Yes or no, do you think P... (Below threshold)
cathymv:

. Yes or no, do you think President Bush has done a good job overall as President?

Yes

2. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being complete failure and 10 being a great President, how would you grade President Bush?

I would greade him an 8.

I don't agree with his immigration policies and I believe that he was way way too accomodating to the liberals and that ended up hurting him.


3. Yes or no, do you approve of President Bush personally?

Yes

I think that he is a true gentleman.


4. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being an absolute disgrace and 10 being extremely honorable and personable, how would you grade George W. Bush, the man?

9

I believe that he acts in the best interest of the country at a great personal cost. I beleive that he is severly underrated as a person.


5. Yes or no, do you believe the next President will do as good a job as President Bush has done (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November) ?

I expect John McCain to win in Nov 08. I believe he will also be a good president and I believe that he will put americans first, at great cost to himself and I think that he too will give too much lee-way to the liberals who will tear him apart anytime they can.

6. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a complete failure and 10 being a great President, how well do you expect the next President to do (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November)?

I believe that John McCain will be about an 7 to 8 on the scale.

7. In general, do you think this site is more conservative, more liberal, or generally reflects the American public opinion?

I believe that its more conservative and thats a good thing. There is lots of common sense, accountablity and all around fairness. This site is not as hate filled as liberal sites, even tho you occasionally have problems...but all in all, a very pleasent, positive site with accurate news items.


all the best
Cathy

1. Yes or no, do you think ... (Below threshold)

1. Yes or no, do you think President Bush has done a good job overall as President? Yes

2. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being complete failure and 10 being a great President, how would you grade President Bush? 7.5

3. Yes or no, do you approve of President Bush personally? Yes

4. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being an absolute disgrace and 10 being extremely honorable and personable, how would you grade George W. Bush, the man? 10

5. Yes or no, do you believe the next President will do as good a job as President Bush has done (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November)? No

6. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a complete failure and 10 being a great President, how well do you expect the next President to do (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November)? 3

7. In general, do you think this site is more conservative, more liberal, or generally reflects the American public opinion? Conservative, but only because of the way the question is constructed. I'm afraid "American Public Opinion" is woefully misinformed after 40+ years of the liberal mindset controlling the media and educational systems. To me this site is quite balanced.

1.No2.1:we are worse... (Below threshold)
groucho:

1.No
2.1:we are worse off after his eight years in every measurable category.
3. I don't know him. I don't hate him. I think he's a clueless incompetent.
4.Anyone who prosecutes a war like Iraq in which he recklessly sends thousands of his young citizens to die for an ill-defined cause is, to me, morally bankrupt and reprehensible. Worst pres ever.
5. McCain: 4 more years of the same, maybe worse, Obama: got to be better.
6.See #5.
7. Far right, not an awful lot of true conservatives: just look at the results of this survey!

1. Yes 2. 73.... (Below threshold)

1. Yes
2. 7
3. Yes
4. 10
5. No, McCain
6. 3, McCain
7. this site generally reflects the American public opinion?

I think rather than this se... (Below threshold)
Aog Author Profile Page:

I think rather than this series, you should ask just one question: "Pick your favorite contender for a major party nomination in 2008. Suppose Bush were eligible to serve and it was your favorite vs. Bush for President. Who would you vote for?".

1. yes2. 103.... (Below threshold)
DoninFla:

1. yes
2. 10
3. yes
4. 10
5. no McCain
6. 8
7. Conservative

1. NO2. 63. Y... (Below threshold)

1. NO
2. 6
3. YES
4. 8
5. NO
6. 5
7. *generally* reflects American public opinion

1. Yes or no, do you think ... (Below threshold)
patrick:

1. Yes or no, do you think President Bush has done a good job overall as President? no

2. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being complete failure and 10 being a great President, how would you grade President Bush? 5

3. Yes or no, do you approve of President Bush personally? no I think he has lied to the American public, perhaps it was for his notion of national security but I don't think that makes it right.

4. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being an absolute disgrace and 10 being extremely honorable and personable, how would you grade George W. Bush, the man? 4

5. Yes or no, do you believe the next President will do as good a job as President Bush has done (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November) ? yes

6. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a complete failure and 10 being a great President, how well do you expect the next President to do 7, HRC
7. In general, do you think this site is more conservative, more liberal, or generally reflects the American public opinion? moderate conservative.
off topic, I seldom agree with this site's point of view the writers have a good sense of what the American public feels and doesn't try to stretch on the unimportant trivia that both the extreme left and right blogs focus on.

1. Yes2. 7.5... (Below threshold)

1. Yes

2. 7.5

3. Yes

4. 9

5. No

6. I think John McCain could manage a 6

7. a little more more conservative, mainly because a little better informed

1. Yes (Quite good on forei... (Below threshold)

1. Yes (Quite good on foreign policy, middling to poor elsewhere)
2. 7
3. Yes
4. 8.5
5. No
6. Obama 2-3; Clinton 5; McCain 5
7. Wrong scale - more individualist, more free-market; I guess mapping to a 1-dimensional scale I'd put it as slightly conservative

1. Yes or no, do you think ... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

1. Yes or no, do you think President Bush has done a good job overall as President? Yes

2. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being complete failure and 10 being a great President, how would you grade President Bush? 7

3. Yes or no, do you approve of President Bush personally? Yes

4. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being an absolute disgrace and 10 being extremely honorable and personable, how would you grade George W. Bush, the man? 8

5. Yes or no, do you believe the next President will do as good a job as President Bush has done (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November) ? No. Unfortunately, I feel the pendulum swing favors the Democrat nominee.

6. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a complete failure and 10 being a great President, how well do you expect the next President to do (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November)? 4

7. In general, do you think this site is more conservative, more liberal, or generally reflects the American public opinion? More "conservative"

1. Yes or no, do you think ... (Below threshold)
jbw:

1. Yes or no, do you think President Bush has done a good job overall as President? Yes

2. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being complete failure and 10 being a great President, how would you grade President Bush? 8

3. Yes or no, do you approve of President Bush personally? yes

4. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being an absolute disgrace and 10 being extremely honorable and personable, how would you grade George W. Bush, the man? 10

5. Yes or no, do you believe the next President will do as good a job as President Bush has done (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November)? No I'm afraid

6. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a complete failure and 10 being a great President, how well do you expect the next President to do (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November)? MccAin 6 Obama 1

7. In general, do you think this site is more conservative, more liberal, or generally reflects the American public opinion? Little more conservative

1. Yes or no, do you think ... (Below threshold)
CarlF:

1. Yes or no, do you think President Bush has done a good job overall as President?

Yes.

2. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being complete failure and 10 being a great President, how would you grade President Bush?

Rating = 6 (Clinton = 4, Reagan = 7, Carter = 2)

3. Yes or no, do you approve of President Bush personally?

Yes.

4. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being an absolute disgrace and 10 being extremely honorable and personable, how would you grade George W. Bush, the man?

Rating = 7

5. Yes or no, do you believe the next President will do as good a job as President Bush has done (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November) ?

No (Barack Obama).

6. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a complete failure and 10 being a great President, how well do you expect the next President to do (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November)?

Rating = 3 (Barack Obama)

7. In general, do you think this site is more conservative, more liberal, or generally reflects the American public opinion?

More conservative.

1. yes2. 83. ... (Below threshold)
w robinson:

1. yes
2. 8
3. yes
4. 9
5. no
6. 6, McCain
7. more conservative (I don't view the blue!)

1. Mostly, despite fighting... (Below threshold)
914:

1. Mostly, despite fighting the angry left every step of the way.. too nice.

2. 6

3. Yes

4. 8

5. No way.. no matter which wins.

6. 2

7. A bit more conservative then the general public.. look at the results for Whizbangs choice for President.. was'nt it like 65% Thompson? compared to the actual primarys ( McCain ) , case closed.

Note that those who tend to... (Below threshold)

Note that those who tend to give Bush a low rating usually predict that an Obama presidency will definitely be better than the last 8 years, but few have included much description as to why they believe that.

1.Yes2. 7-With the e... (Below threshold)
Brad Schwartze:

1.Yes
2. 7-With the events of 9/11, he set this nation on its next Long War, which is our version of a noble cause, and have been our statements of leadership to the rest of the world. Much like Truman.
3. Hell Yes!
4. 10
5. Considering that we've only had one president in the last 75 years (Carter) who indicated he would not do what it takes to advance American interests, I think both Obama and McCain will do about an equal job of advancing American interests as Bush does. IOW, Obama is willing to have US Troops killed on his watch.
6. Both Obama and McCain-6.5. Hillary, however-2. The long campaign has warped her.
7. This site is slightly more conservative than most mainstream sites, but it is willing to suffer foolish opposition better than most!

1. Yes or no, do you think ... (Below threshold)
David Hecht:

1. Yes or no, do you think President Bush has done a good job overall as President?

Yes.

2. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being complete failure and 10 being a great President, how would you grade President Bush?

Too early to tell. Depending on whether we find our way through the GWOT, he may rank with some of the best. Probably will come to be seen by historians as a Truman type: good, but not great.

At the moment I give him a 7.

3. Yes or no, do you approve of President Bush personally?

Yes.

4. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being an absolute disgrace and 10 being extremely honorable and personable, how would you grade George W. Bush, the man?

9. No one gets a 10 except Jesus! :-)

5. Yes or no, do you believe the next President will do as good a job as President Bush has done (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November) ?

If it's McCain, about the same (with different problem areas).

If it's Obama, substantially worse.

6. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a complete failure and 10 being a great President, how well do you expect the next President to do (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November)?

These are hard times. The next President will face many problems, some of this administration's making, others of longer pedigree. It will be difficult to excel under the best of circumstances.

If McCain, another 7. If Obama, a 4.

7. In general, do you think this site is more conservative, more liberal, or generally reflects the American public opinion?

The parts I read are moderately conservative. More so than the public as a whole? probably not.

1. yes2. 73. ... (Below threshold)
ElectricPhase:

1. yes
2. 7
3. yes
4. 8
5. no, either
6. 6 (McCain), 4 (Clinton), or 2 (Obama)
7. I read it as independant center-right

1: Yes2: 83: ... (Below threshold)
Neoluddite:

1: Yes
2: 8
3: Yes
4: 10
5: No
6: 7 (McCain)
7: More conservative

1. Yes or no, do you think ... (Below threshold)
jp2:

1. Yes or no, do you think President Bush has done a good job overall as President?

Does hell go with no?

2. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being complete failure and 10 being a great President, how would you grade President Bush?

2

3. Yes or no, do you approve of President Bush personally?

No, mainly because he broke the law repeatedly. (Wiretapping) Also, his opinions on torturing people.

4. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being an absolute disgrace and 10 being extremely honorable and personable, how would you grade George W. Bush, the man?

2. See above.

5. Yes or no, do you believe the next President will do as good a job as President Bush has done (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November) ?

Of course, almost impossible to do worse - I expect McCain to win.

6. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a complete failure and 10 being a great President, how well do you expect the next President to do (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November)?

4 - the next President will be burdened with tough choices and rough messes.

7. In general, do you think this site is more conservative, more liberal, or generally reflects the American public opinion?

Crazy kool-aid Conservative - all one needs to do is look at the crazed readership here who rated this disaster of President higher than a 3.

1) Yes2) 7<br... (Below threshold)


1) Yes
2) 7
3) Yes
4) 10
5) No.....because the next President will inherit the benefits of a very costly war on terror. Bush determined early on after 9/11 to kill AQ. This is still being done at great cost to our military, finances and worldwide opinion. Bush has paid a dear price for this politically.
6) 7
7) More conservative.

#1 YES#2 7<p... (Below threshold)
Knightbrigade:

#1 YES

#2 7

#3 YES

#4 10

#5 NO J. McCain

#6 (5) if McCain, (-3) if Obama

#7 Currently not showing in the election results, but this country is center RIGHT, and so is THIS site....
Reflects America........

1. Yes or no, do you think ... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

1. Yes or no, do you think President Bush has done a good job overall as President? Yes

2. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being complete failure and 10 being a great President, how would you grade President Bush? 8

3. Yes or no, do you approve of President Bush personally? Yes

4. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being an absolute disgrace and 10 being extremely honorable and personable, how would you grade George W. Bush, the man? 10

5. Yes or no, do you believe the next President will do as good a job as President Bush has done (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November) Obama No

6. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a complete failure and 10 being a great President, how well do you expect the next President to do (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November)? Obama 2

7. In general, do you think this site is more conservative, more liberal, or generally reflects the American public opinion? Conservative

1. Yes or no, do you think ... (Below threshold)

1. Yes or no, do you think President Bush has done a good job overall as President? Yes

2. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being complete failure and 10 being a great President, how would you grade President Bush? 7

3. Yes or no, do you approve of President Bush personally? Yes

4. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being an absolute disgrace and 10 being extremely honorable and personable, how would you grade George W. Bush, the man? 10

5. Yes or no, do you believe the next President will do as good a job as President Bush has done (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November)? No; McCain

6. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a complete failure and 10 being a great President, how well do you expect the next President to do (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November)? 6; McCain

7. In general, do you think this site is more conservative, more liberal, or generally reflects the American public opinion? Definitely conservative, but not right-wing.

1. Yes 2. 83.... (Below threshold)
Sue in Ohio:

1. Yes
2. 8
3. Yes
4. 10
5. No
6. 6 (McCain, my vote), 3 (Clinton), 2 (Obama)
7. More conservative

"1. Yes2. 8... (Below threshold)
Phoenix:

"1. Yes
2. 8
3. Yes
4. 9
5. No
6. 5
7. More conservative

26. Posted by Oyster "

Kitchen rat-droppings mistaken for pearls.

1.Yes2.103.Ye... (Below threshold)
Biggyrat:

1.Yes
2.10
3.Yes
4.10, I've met him, a very gracious, and honorable man.
5.No way, they're all too worried about personal approval ratings, and will avoid making the hard decisions.
6.It's a crapshoot either way.
7.Reflects public opinion, no doubt.


-Domestic policy? 5% or below unemployment rate.
-Inheriting a recession.
-Tax cuts, I got mine, did you get yours?
-9-11-2001,,,,,,Hello......


-Foreign policy? Puuleeze, ask al queda how the battle goes against the great satan.
-Believe it or not, Irans leaders are shaking in thier prayer slippers, counting the days until President Bush is out of office.
-Liberals are being tossed out of office on thier keisters all over Europe. Coincidence? I don't think so.

Have mistakes been made? Absolutely, but I believe history will portray him as a man of great vision.

That last part was simply the unsophisticated ramblings of yet another bitter clinger, please disregard if lacking the proper nuance.

1. No2. 1... (Below threshold)
JFO:

1. No

2. 1

3. No. he's worse than Nixon was.

4. 1

5. It would be almost impossible for anyone to do worse. So the answer would have to be yes.

6. Impossible to judge that at this point. But I would hope that McCaon or Obama would be at least a 6 or 7 if not better. I think Obama will win by a landslide.

7. More conservative. Doesn't come close to refelcting American public opinion. Exhibit A = the answers to this poll.

Double-posting and attempts... (Below threshold)
DJ Drummond:

Double-posting and attempts to hijack the thread will get you zapped. NO warning shot.

1) No.2) 3.<b... (Below threshold)
bryanD:


1) No.
2) 3.
3) ?.
4) ?. (The "man"?)
5) ?.
6) ?.
7) Menachem Begin's and FDR's agoraphobic love child.

1. yes2. 83. ... (Below threshold)
E. T.:

1. yes
2. 8
3. yes
4. 10
5. no
6. 7, McCain
7. more conservative

1. Yes or no, do y... (Below threshold)
MichaelC:

1. Yes or no, do you think President Bush has done a good job overall as President?

Yes

2. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being complete failure and 10 being a great President, how would you grade President Bush?

8

3. Yes or no, do you approve of President Bush personally?

Yes

4. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being an absolute disgrace and 10 being extremely honorable and personable, how would you grade George W. Bush, the man?

10

5. Yes or no, do you believe the next President will do as good a job as President Bush has done (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November) ?

In my opinion it would be very difficult for anyone to match or exceed the caliber of integrity displayed continually by President Bush in the face of the most abysmal, despicable personal attacks ever levied against a president of the United States.

In addition, his ability to carry through on his commitments regarding Iraq and Afghanistan prove his strength of character. He took thought and then committed, but did not weasel out of his commitments when the brain dead left began their never ending assaults on his character and policies.

6. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a complete failure and 10 being a great President, how well do you expect the next President to do (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November)?

McCain has a chance to be a good president if he can articulate his intentions and then carry through without the sort of compromises that would undermine his intent. I'm not saying that there is not place for compromise, but there are times, as President Bush has shown the world, when a man must stand tall and carry through on his decisions.

History will judge George Bush far more kindly than the hateful minds in the present. That's how historical perspective works. When enough time has gone by to settle the distortion that accompanies hatred and passion so that his overall accomplishments may be viewed as they are and not as they are portrayed by the current media, it will be clear what a dedicated man can accomplish.

The people of Iraq will bless his courage and vision as they live freely in a country that at last belongs to the people.

7. In general, do you think this site is more conservative, more liberal, or generally reflects the American public opinion?

More conservative as it should be. You will not find many, if any, sites on the left that will bear with the severity and rancor that some have brought to this board. There is a great forbearance at this site for a divergence of views which is a truly wonderful thing.

Fact is, leftist sites will generally ban a conservative as soon as they determine the politics. Leftists are simply unable to accept criticism of any kind which is I think. going to be the downfall of Obama, should the fickle finger of fate poke us in the eye by putting him in the White House.

1. Yes2. 73. ... (Below threshold)

1. Yes
2. 7
3. Yes
4. 9
5. McCain: Yes. Obama: No. Clinton: No.
6. McCain: 8 Obama: 4 Clinton: 4
7. More conservative.

. Yes or no, do you think P... (Below threshold)
myronhalo:

. Yes or no, do you think President Bush has done a good job overall as President? Yes

2. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being complete failure and 10 being a great President, how would you grade President Bush? 8

3. Yes or no, do you approve of President Bush personally? Yes

4. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being an absolute disgrace and 10 being extremely honorable and personable, how would you grade George W. Bush, the man? 10

5. Yes or no, do you believe the next President will do as good a job as President Bush has done (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November) McCain yes

6. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being a complete failure and 10 being a great President, how well do you expect the next President to do (for this question, you may note whom you expect to win in November)? McCain 7

7. In general, do you think this site is more conservative, more liberal, or generally reflects the American public opinion? Reflects the opinon of the average common sense person

1. yes2. 63. ... (Below threshold)
Billll Author Profile Page:

1. yes
2. 6
3. yes
4. 8
5. no McCain
6. 5 McCain
3 Obama
7. Right of center

1. Yes - could have done mu... (Below threshold)

1. Yes - could have done much better, but overall, yes.

2. 3

3. Yes


4. 2

5. No.

6. 5

7. Reflects the American public opinion?

1. Yes2. 8... (Below threshold)
P. Bunyan:

1. Yes

2. 8

3. Yes

4. 9.5

5. No, regardless of whom it is.

6. McCain=7, Clinton=3.5, Obama=1

7. Conservative




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