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World fears new Bush era
January 20, 2005 6:52 AM   Subscribe

Guess what? Another poll (since MeFites enjoy them sooooo much)! This one is a take on how much the world trusts and loves Bush.
posted by acrobat (7 comments total)

 
Fifty-eight per cent of the 22,000 who took part in the poll, commissioned by the BBC World Service, said they expected Mr Bush to have a negative impact on peace and security, compared with only 26% who considered him a positive force.

Those numbers surprise me. Based on what I read on this site I would have expected them to be far worse.
posted by pardonyou? at 7:06 AM on January 20, 2005


Aren't poll posts kind of pointless? I strongly agree with the 74% in this poll but still, it's just a poll. I post about 7/10 dentists agreeing that chewing Trident gum would be just as much the "Best of the Web".
posted by substrate at 7:20 AM on January 20, 2005


Not to be catty, but why can't Matt put the Guardian Unlimited in the sidebar and be done with it? I appreciate a good poll/opinion thread as much as the next person, but MeFi's becoming too much of an obligatory site redirect for that paper.
posted by Smart Dalek at 7:25 AM on January 20, 2005


but MeFi's becoming too much of an obligatory site redirect for that paper.

Perhaps US readership of GU/MeFi feels others should be reading GU too?

If the US media was doing a fine job of ("muck-raking" "reporting" whatever), it would be here on MeFi. The US actions in the world ARE important, and it seems non-US media is doing a better job than the US Media.
posted by rough ashlar at 8:37 AM on January 20, 2005


Perhaps US readership of GU/MeFi feels others should be reading GU too?

There is a link between knowing what other people should be reading and being a Democrat.
posted by Mick at 9:12 AM on January 20, 2005


Aside from the issue of the implications of the poll, I agree with Dalek and Mick about The Guardian. While I do agree that it is important to read the foreign press, whenever I see a Guardian article (well, at least one relating to politics) I have pretty much the same reaction as I do to the Washington Times - I wince at the blatant bias and hackery and move on.
posted by Heminator at 10:20 AM on January 20, 2005


There is a link between knowing what other people should be reading and being a Democrat.
Sorta like the link between knowing what other people shouldn't be reading and being a Republican?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:40 AM on January 20, 2005


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