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23% Approve of Petraeus Ad, 58% Disapprove

Twenty-three percent (23%) of Americans approve of an ad run in the New York Times “that referred to General Petraeus as General Betray Us?” A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 58% disapproved. Those figures include 12% who Strongly Approve and 42% who Strongly Disapprove.

Self-identified liberals were evenly divided-45% approve and 39% disapprove. However, only 19% of moderate voters approve while 62% disapprove.

Forty-seven percent (47%) of all adults say that “stunts like the ad” hurt the cause they believe in. Only 12% believe they help the cause while 17% say there is no impact. Twenty-four percent (24%) are not sure. Again, political liberals are divided with 27% saying they help and 32% taking the opposite view. Fifty percent (50%) of moderates and 57% of conservatives say that these sorts of events hurt the cause the group is trying to promote.  Read full article.

Coincidentally… or not… Hillary Clinton chooses to finally condemn

Two weeks on, Hillary condemns the MoveOn ad.

During Hillary Clinton’s marathon of television performances Sunday, she was asked yet again about the newspaper ad that questioned Gen. David Petraeus’ truthfulness. Clinton had already been asked about the ad four times previously, but this time she had a new answer: She denounced it. “I don’t condone anything like that, and I have voted against those who would impugn the patriotism and the service of the people who wear the uniform of our country,” she told Tim Russert. “I don’t believe that that should be said about General Petraeus, and I condemn that.” ( Read Full Article )

Anything to get elected. I remember the last time we ran the country on poll politics.  Do we really want a return?

September 2007


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