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Friday, August 12, 2011
CNS Touts Obama Disapproval Ratings, Ignores Bush's

U.S. troop deaths are not the only area in which bashes President Obama while ignoring the record of the previous, Republican occupant of the White House.

An Aug. 8 CNS article by Terry Jeffrey declares:

The percentage of Americans saying they approve of the job President Barack Obama is doing tied its all-time low of 42 percent in the week of Aug. 1-7, while the percentage of Americans saying they disapprove of the job Obama is doing tied its all-time high of 50 percent, according to the Gallup poll.

What Jeffrey doesn't mention: President Bush's disapproval ratings were much higher. INdeed, Bush's disapproval rating in April 2008 was 69 percent, which Gallup declared was "the highest disapproval rating in Gallup Poll history."

How did CNS react to Bush's low ratings? By trying to discredit the poll. A July 8 CNS article by Carolyn Bolls noting that "only 35 percent of adults believe the United States is on the right track under President Bush's leadership" quoted a Republican operative as claiming that it's "difficult to glean any conclusion from a poll that doesn't accurately reflect the demographic makeup in this country."

Posted by Terry K. at 12:35 AM EDT

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