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Heads or tails? In the universe of political stenography all stupid ideas or concepts have the same value as anything else.


KRASKE: Where’s Bill Clinton? Why is Robin Carnahan so alone? Just talking with myself…

….Get this: Clinton, who now ranks as one of the country’s most popular political figures (who would have guessed that a decade ago?)….

[emphasis added]

I’ll answer that. Anyone who can read:

Presidential Approval Ratings — Bill Clinton

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Bill Clinton is handling his job as president?


00 Dec 15-17

Approve – 66%

Disapprove – 32%

No Opinion – 2%

00 Dec 2-4

Approve – 60%

Disapprove – 35%

No Opinion – 5%

00 Nov 13-15

Approve – 63%

Disapprove – 33%

No Opinion – 4%

00 Oct 25-28

Approve – 57%

Disapprove – 38%

No Opinion – 5%


NBC  News/Wall Street Journal Poll conducted by the polling organizations of Peter Hart (D) and Bill McInturff (R)….

“Now I’m going to read you the names of several public figures, and I’d like you to rate your feelings toward each one as either very positive, somewhat positive, neutral, somewhat negative, or very negative. If you don’t know the name, please just say so. Bill Clinton.”

10/13-15/00 RV

Very Positive – 25%

Somewhat Positive – 26%

Neutral – 10%

Somewhat Negative – 11%

Very Negative – 28%

Not sure –

Heh. That 28% has got to be that nascent Faux News Channel watching teabagger core.

Gallup  Poll

“Next, we’d like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of these people — or if you have never heard of them. How about Bill Clinton?”


Favorable – 57%

Unfavorable – 41%

Unsure – 2%


Favorable – 54%

Unfavorable – 44%

Unsure – 2%

CNN/Time  Poll conducted by Yankelovich Partners

“Next, I’m going to read you the names of some people in the news today. Please tell me whether you have generally favorable or generally unfavorable impressions of each, or whether you are not familiar enough to say one way or another. Bill Clinton.”


Favorable – 57%

Unfavorable – 38%

Not Familiar – 2%

Not Sure – 3%

“…who would have guessed that a decade ago?…”

Having a memory helps, too. If you weren’t a stenographer you’d get the picture.

Flip you for the narrative…