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Newsweek Tries History… and Loses!

Posted by Ryan on May 7, 2007

Are they even serious?  Is this supposed to be funny?  Somehow I think Evan Thomas is trying to be serious.  As you guessed Newsweek, at it again with impeccable journalistic inconsistencies, has declared about this slew of Presidential candidates that, “They all want to be Truman.” 

There’s one slight issue with that, though.   According to the Gallup poll archives, Truman was at a whopping 23% job approval rating roughly where Bush is right now in his presidency.  So, everybody wants to be Truman, standing up for principles, being tough on the difficult issues of the day, huh?  Why doesn’t Evan Thomas name his story, “Everyone wants to be Dubya,” because by his logic, Bush’s posture in office, while considered stubborn by some, could be interpreted in the future as true bravery in the face of difficult times and decisions.  Why not?  According to Newsweek’s own hack-polls, Dubya’s at 28%, five points higher than everyone’s “hero”!

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2 Responses to “Newsweek Tries History… and Loses!”

  1. Noonan said

    Rasmussen has Bush around 40%, give or take a few points most often. That’s likely far more accurate than Newsweek.

  2. Ryan said

    At least Rasmussen is daily with similar demographics, as well as a rolling three day measure.

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