Lying Media Bastards

March 16, 2006


A recent poll by the Pew Research Center asked 710 people to give a one-word description of President Bush. The results:

Incompetent- 29%
Good- 23%
Idiot- 21%
Liar- 17%
Christian- 14%
Honest- 14%
Arrogant- 13%
Strong- 13%
Integrity- 10%
Ass- 8%
Leader- 8%
Jerk- 7%
Okay- 7%
Sincere- 7%
Stupid- 7%
President- 6%
Selfish- 6%
Untrustworthy- 6%

(Gotta love the mental wizards who chose to describe Bush as “president”. Good going, fellas)


Readers Andi and Fab point out that the numbers above are not percentages, but number of people who used those words out of the 710 person sample. What the survey does say percentage-wise is that 48% of the respondents used negative words to describe the prez and 28% used positive words. My apologies for the confusion.


The same poll finds that Bush has an abyssmal 33% approval rating.

Posted by Jake on March 16, 2006 10:09 pm


  1. Sorry, but the original graph states that these are actuallly the number of respondents (total 710), NOT percentages. Just to be precise.

    Comment by Fab — March 17, 2006 @ 3:57 am

  2. 216% ?! not % - actual numbers of responses out of 710
    interesting to note that since Feb05 he has got more christian along with more incompetent.
    From the top 6 responses, Bush appears to be percieved as either a good honest christian or a lying incompetent idiot, or perhaps a good honest idiot or an incompetent lying christian

    Comment by Andi — March 20, 2006 @ 7:47 pm

  3. not % - numbers from the whole group
    interesting that Bush’s incompetence responses have risen with his Christianity. The study also shows he has a high honesty . Rather partisan responses I guess, but the tide turns..

    Comment by Andi — March 22, 2006 @ 4:27 pm

  4. not %%%!!!

    Comment by Andi — March 22, 2006 @ 4:28 pm

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