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AP Skews Yet Another Poll For The Democrats

From the DNC’s ministry of propaganda, the Associated Press:

Republican right abandoning Bush

45 percent of self-described conservatives disapprove of president

The Associated Press
Updated: 9:32 a.m. ET May 5, 2006

WASHINGTON – Angry conservatives are driving the approval ratings of President Bush and the GOP-led Congress to dismal new lows, according to an AP-Ipsos poll that underscores why Republicans fear an Election Day massacre.

Six months out, the intensity of opposition to Bush and Congress has risen sharply, along with the percentage of Americans who believe the nation is on the wrong track.

The AP-Ipsos poll also suggests that Democratic voters are far more motivated than Republicans. Elections in the middle of a president’s term traditionally favor the party whose core supporters are the most energized.

The poll, conducted by the international polling firm Ipsos, has a margin of sampling error of plus or minus 3 percentage points, larger for subgroups.

This week’s survey of 1,000 adults, including 865 registered voters, found:

• Just 33 percent of the public approves of Bush’s job performance, the lowest of his presidency. That compares with 36 percent approval in early April. Forty-five percent of self-described conservatives now disapprove of the president.

• Just one-fourth of the public approves of the job Congress is doing, a new low in AP-Ipsos polling and down 5 percentage points since last month. A whopping 65 percent of conservatives disapprove of Congress.

A majority of Americans say they want Democrats rather than Republicans to control Congress (51 percent to 34 percent). That’s the largest gap recorded by AP-Ipsos since Bush took office. Even 31 percent of conservatives want Republicans out of power.

• The souring of the nation’s mood has accelerated in the past three months, with the percentage of people describing the nation on the wrong track rising 12 points to a new high of 73 percent. Six of 10 conservatives say America is headed in the wrong direction.

And yet here is the party affiliation of those polled, according to Ipsos:

Just like they always do, the AP and Ipsos polled ten percent more Democrats than Republicans. (And you can bet most if not all of those "Independents" are actually Democrats as well.)

For the life of me I can’t understand where the AP gets the line about "conservative Republicans turning against Bush. But it must be so.

We know they’d never lie to us.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, May 6th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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