September 22, 2006 |
Americans have become more optimistic about the economy, and President Bush is getting some of the credit, a new Times/Bloomberg poll shows. As voters say the economy will influence their choices in November more than any other national issue, including the war in Iraq and terrorism, Republicans seeking reelection could benefit. Consumer confidence fell this summer as gas prices peaked and the housing market weakened, particularly in California.
May 3, 2004 |
Crude oil futures in New York may decline this week, according to a Bloomberg News survey of 42 traders and analysts, after a rally last week boosted prices 2.5%. "Gasoline and crude oil have had a tremendous build-up on factors that have been well known for months, which is a setup for a massive fall," said Tim Evans, senior energy analyst with New York-based researcher IFR Markets.
January 31, 2006
Re "Bush's Ratings Sink, but Trust Remains," Jan. 27 The 9/11 attacks happened on President Bush's watch. Bush invaded Afghanistan supposedly to get rid of Al Qaeda and capture or kill Osama bin Laden. Bush failed because he and his cohorts of the Greedy Oil Party decided to take Iraq's oil instead of finishing the job in Afghanistan. The results? Tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis dead and hundreds of thousands injured, thousands of our own dead and tens of thousands injured, hundreds of millions of people newly turned against us, and hundreds of billions of dollars of our national wealth gone.
December 15, 2006
Re "Bush warns he won't be rushed on plans for Iraq," Dec. 14 With an average of two Americans and 100 Iraqis dying every day in Iraq, President Bush has stubbornly chosen to wait two or three more weeks before deciding how to proceed with a war that he has been leading for the last three years. It is appalling that one human being can have such a negative effect on so many people around the world. Bush will hold a very high position in the pantheon of failed presidents. BRYAN HAYS Saugus It appears that Bush's "listening tour" included only those voices that corroborate his failed Iraq strategy.
December 23, 2006
Re "First things first," editorial, Dec. 17 The Times claims that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) must overcome "qualms among liberals about her move to the center on several fronts, including the war in Iraq." However, the Dec. 13 Times/Bloomberg poll shows that 52% of Americans support a "fixed timetable" for withdrawal from Iraq, a position Clinton has consistently rejected in favor of a more hawkish stance. Because the majority favors a fixed timetable, it logically follows that the median or centrist position on Iraq is one in support of a fixed timetable.
August 4, 2006
Re "Most Back Israel, Split on U.S. Role," Times/Bloomberg Poll, Aug. 3 The poll confirms what many people suspect: Most Americans are ignorant of what is really going on. Let me first say that I believe Hezbollah was wrong to cross the Israeli border and kidnap soldiers. However, the remark comparing lobbing rockets from Mexico into the United States with what Hezbollah is doing does not really tell it as it is. In the current war, it was Israel that started lobbing rockets into Lebanon.
June 29, 2006 |
All year long, in speeches and briefings and visits to factories and shops, President Bush and his aides have tried to convince Americans that the economy is in good shape -- and that the president deserves some credit for that. That effort is not making much headway, a Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll has found. Americans are closely divided on whether the economy is in good shape, with 50% saying it is doing well and 47% saying it is doing badly, the poll found.
April 11, 2007 |
Most Americans believe Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales should resign because of the controversy over his office's firing of federal prosecutors, and a big majority want White House aides to testify under oath about the issue, the Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg Poll has found. The survey, conducted Thursday through Monday, found that 53% said Gonzales should step down because he claimed he had no role in the dismissals of eight U.S.
October 19, 2011 |
China's economy expanded in the third quarter at its slowest pace in two years, a sign that Beijing's inflation-fighting efforts are reining in growth. The country's gross domestic product grew 9.1% compared with the same period last year, China's National Bureau of Statistics said Tuesday. That was down from 9.5% in the previous three months and 9.7% in the first quarter. Third-quarter growth was slightly below economists' forecasts. The government has been tightening bank credit to tame inflation and deflate a worrisome housing bubble.
September 25, 2008 |
The crisis in the financial markets and increasing anxiety about the economy are playing to Barack Obama's political strengths, but they have not given him a substantial lead in the presidential contest, a new Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll shows. Amid turmoil in the nation's financial sector that threatens to harm the broader economy, more voters said they believed Obama was better equipped to handle domestic issues, such as the economy and healthcare, than his Republican rival, John McCain.