Tuesday, October 14

This Gallup Poll HAS To Be Wrong

The headlines yesterday were screaming how Bush's popularity is soaring again (reality: they notched up 6 points after dropping 8). So...what gives here?

Gallup Poll. Oct. 6-8, 2003. N=1,017 adults nationwide. MoE ± 3.

"Next, I'd like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of this person -- or if you have never heard of him or her. George W. Bush."

Favorable: 60%
Unfavorable: 39%
No Opinion: 1%
Now, before the neocons pop the champagne, that 60% is his worst rating since August, 2001...and worse than during most of his 2000 campaign.

So how's the Republican-run congress doin'?

"Do you approve or disapprove of the way Congress is handling its job?"

Disapprove: 51%
Approve: 41%
No Opinion: 8%
Not everyone is buying the PR campaign.