RUSH: Did you people happen to see the latest polling data out of Nevada? ‘Molly Ball of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Senator Harry Reid’s favorable rating in Nevada has ‘plunged dramatically,’ according to a new poll. Currently, Reid’s favorable rating is at 32%, while his unfavorable rating is at 51%, a net 23-point drop from the last poll taken in early May when Reid scored a 46/42 favorable/unfavorable rating. Ball reports this is the first time Reid’s unfavorable rating has eclipsed his favorable rating. It also puts him below the favorable ratings recorded by President Bush and,’ me! They put me in this poll! Yes. I have a higher approval rating in Nevada than Dingy Harry. Here are the names in this poll in order: approval-disapproval.
Senator John Ensign 51/19
Bill Clinton 51/37
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman 42/17
Hillary Clinton 38/51
Rush Limbaugh 34/50
President Bush 34/53
Senator Harry Reid 32/51
Governor Jim Gibbons 30/29
‘Brad Coker of Mason-Dixon offered a wry observation of Reid and Limbaugh’s similar ratings: ‘That’s how polarizing Harry Reid has become. But Rush is trying to be polarizing. Reid just does it anyway.” (laughing) So Dingy Harry’s approval rating is lower than mine and he’s an elected official. He’s not up for reelection ’til 2010, but his approval rating is lower than mine. He’s been an elected official for 30 years in Nevada, and he gets fawning press. I never do. Mrs. Clinton is four points higher than I am on approval rating in Nevada, and given the fawning press that she gets, she ought to be way higher. The 51% negative for Mrs. Clinton is higher than my negative, which is 50. Statistically, it’s a draw, but I don’t think people yet understand. In this country we do not elect such polarizing figures as president of the United States.
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