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October 10, 2005

Rightwing News Blogger Poll on Harriet Miers Nomination

October 10, 2005 | By | 2 Comments


John Hawkins of Rightwing News polled 200 right-of-center bloggers, including Reasoned Audacity, about the Miers nomination and got 79 responses. He found bad news for the White House:

  • 49% think George Bush made a “terrible” decision nominating Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court.
  • 53% view George Bush “less favorably” as a result of this nomination.
  • 34% think the President should withdraw her nomination.
  • And there’s an even split — 33%/34% think Senators should vote for and against her nomination, respectively.
  • Of course, we probably should concede that bloggers are not terribly representative of the general public — more politically interested, more informed, more opinionated. . .

    But still. I’d argue that bloggers are also a “leading indicator” of sorts that give a pulse check, if you will. And my sense, from talking with “normal” people outside the political bubble this weekend is that these results may, in fact, reflect wider public opinion as well.

    My sense, from my years living and working in Washington D.C. is that this is the way the end begins. . .

    First rule of politics: protect your base.

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    1. Pat Patterson

      I would be interested in seeing if the breakdown of for and against the nomination bore any similarity to the reaction to the compromise worked out by the Gang of Fourteen. I am hoping that calm prevails once more is known about the nominee.

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