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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Bush's Pathetic Approval in Montana

Posted by DavidNYC

George W. Bush carried Montana last year by over 20%. A different day, a different story. Today, his approval rating there stands at a mere 42-51 according to a new poll by Montana State University-Billings. Watch him crater, year-by-year:

Year Approve Disapprove
2001 87 10
2002 70 26
2003 59 34
2004 56 38
2005 42 51
With numbers like these, it's no surprise that a Democrat ousted the incumbent Republican mayor of Great Falls.

One other finding stands out in the most recent poll. Support for the war in Iraq is at 46% now, down from 53% a year ago. This dovetails nicely with Jon Tester's call (noted below) for a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq. It sounds like something most Montanans would support - and it's the right thing to do.

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Wow...seems if he wants to gloat on high numbers, he should start bragging how high his disapproval has become. Let's all start for him and clink our glasses of champagne, apple cider or sparkling water. With news like this, who needs alchohol. Thanks for the good news. First, us Californians have a wonderful $250M special election (thanks for spending our money Ahnold - love ya) and now this.

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