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Response to qdouble (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 27, 2017, 08:02 PM

16. which is why i said "approval" can be a silly metric.

"approval" is too vague, imho. in times of national crisis like that, it simply means you respect the office and showing a united front is more important than partisan bickering.

at other times it means you generally approve of the politician's actions, at other times the latest speech, at other times whether you doubt or believe the latest scandalous accusation, etc.

i know political scientists love "approval" ratings because there's a huge amount of data on it, but still, i think it's too vague and shifting in its nature.

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