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Monday, November 29, 2010

Here's Some Good News On The Bloomberg Front

Americans don't much like him - actually there are fewer people in politics they like less than Bloomberg:

A new Public Policy Polling survey finds that just 19% of Americans have a favorable opinion of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg while 38% see him unfavorably.

In a hypothetical three way contest with President Obama and Mitt Romney, Bloomberg registers at only 11% with Obama getting 44% and Romney 38%.

I have theorized that Americans wouldn't much like the arrogant and imperious Mayor Moneybags, a "More Money Than God" guy who wants to take away their guns, cars, and transfats and supports both gay marriage and the Islamic center near the WTC.

Turns out I was right.

He is more unpopular than Obama, Romney, Huckabee and even Palin.

The only person in the poll that Americans disliked more than Mayor Moneybags was Newt Gingrich.

I am sure this news will break the hearts of all those Washington Villagers like David Broder who want Bloomberg to ride to the rescue of the country in his trusty SUV, er, on his trusty steed in 2012.

Oh, well.

Maybe Bloomberg will run anyway. He does like attention and has $300 million to drop on the race.

But as the PPP people point out, Meg Whitman dropped an awful lot of money in the California governor's race, but all that cash never did change the image people had of her - a rich, spoiled woman who was out-of-touch.

That sounds just like Bloomberg too.


  1. 3 bad choices and which is the worst? Tough to say. Too bad we get pretty much none whatsoever.

  2. I think the commenting software ate my last post, but if it was deleted for some reason, it can be deleted again.

    How do you end a Bloomberg candidacy for president? You ask him this question:

    Would you name Cathie Black, or someone else with literally no experience in education, to be Secretary of Education?

    If he answers 'yes,' his opponents can slam him with questions on where it would stop. Would he attempt to appoint a businessperson as head of the defense department, e.g.?

    If he answers 'no,' he's simply a fraud and a hypocrite.

    Bloomberg is dangerous -- he could flukily win NY and Florida and California and throw the electoral college's decision to the house, who would obviously install the Republican candidate. So these poll numbers are good news on that front.

  3. I was happy to see these poll numbers. Politico says Bloomberg loves his data and will only run if the data bears out a scenario where he could win.

    This sure ain't it.