Betrayus ad polls at 58% disapproval
Monday, September 24, 2007
While Markos and the nutroots make the noise and have been getting the Democrat candidates to dance every time they crank the organ, they are danger in an election. A good look at that is reactions to the Betrayus ad, which most of the left thought was too soft on the boot-licking lackey of the Bush crime family. Turns out not everyone is willing to sacrifice the military to the haters of the anti team.
Twenty-three percent (23%) of Americans approve of an ad run in the New York Times “that referred to General Petraeus as General Betray Us.” A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 58% disapproved. Those figures include 12% who Strongly Approve and 42% who Strongly Disapprove.
Self-identified liberals were evenly divided—45% approve and 39% disapprove. However, only 19% of moderate voters approve while 62% disapprove.
The problem with having the hater wing of your party as it's mouthpiece is they are saying things that most Americans find offensive. Most Americans consider it low and contemptible to slander a man who has spent his life making sure these same swine are free to act like petty children. It is also informative they only draw 23% approval, that's gotta sting. I filed a complaint with the FEC, not because I thought MoveOn should be stopped from running the ad, on the contrary I think they should be encouraged to remind people just how freakin' foolish they are. But they shouldn't be allowed to cheat laws that are designed to stop them from exactly the cheating they engaged in.
Americans aren't haters and you cannot appeal to a majority of us with hate and disgust for our country as your message. But keep trying.