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Saturday, November 12, 2005

Slingshot theory still holding as Bush numbers improve

The Rasmussen polling is one of the better polling out there as it tracks daily instead of one time headline creators like CBS did. After a tough October month, Bush has been steadily climbing in his approval numbers and his disapproval numbers have been steadily dropping. Rasmussen shows Bush's approval at 46%.

As a reminder, the slingshot theory held that the lowest points for Bush in October were like pulling back on a slingshot to its furthest extent. Upon release the velocity would enable the resulting shot to go faster and farther. Since the media will not allow a GOP politician to hold positive numbers for long due to constant and overwhelming media full court presses, the only thing to do is have periods of quickly bursting forward with the most velocity possible.

A clear example is that after 9/11 the media reluctantly (and obviously so) held back on their criticism of Bush. For months they correctly perceived that to gang up on Bush would not be considered patriotic. At some point either by some collaborative effort or because they all think alike, they determined that Bush was fair game again and the strong east wind began to blow. Bush allowed without any attempt at defense to be daily pummeled. At some point in May before the election Bush started fighting back and we saw the 'quick burst' in action.
I think the liberals had better start pre-scheduling post election therapy for next November.

If my theory holds, I think they are going to need it after months of being hyped into thinking they can have a big win.


  • At 5:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Droopy droop droop. Is that a 34% approval rating you've got there Mr. President, or are you just happy to see me?

  • At 5:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    And the undecideds-excluding Rasmussen down to 43% since you posted their 46% numbers (which is less than half, for the mathematically challenged). I guess Bush aimed that slingshot the wrong way.


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