Weekly Presidential Approval Poll: April 16, 2007 (Ep. Water)

Here’s the new weekly presidental approval poll. Remember — even if you voted last week, you’ll want to vote again on this poll as this is a weekly feature and the results will vary from week to week. Let your opinion be heard (for free)!

Remember: This approval poll applies to the current GWC re-watch schedule, which means you should be voting for your feelings circa Episode 102: “Water.”

Do you approve or disapprove of the way Laura Roslin is handling her job as president?

  • Approve: 83% (125 votes)
  • Disapprove: 13% (20 votes)
  • Unsure: 4% (6 votes)

Total Votes: 151

8 Responses to "Weekly Presidential Approval Poll: April 16, 2007 (Ep. Water)"
  1. Pike says:

    Seriously, who is voting ‘disapprove?’ I’m just curious.

  2. The 13th Cylon says:

    Baltar, maybe Zarek at this point. Who knows.

    I’m thinking that she might go back to being a great leader now that her cancer returned. I think if you look at when she lost her way it was shortly after her cancer was cured in mid Season 2.5.

  3. Ryan says:

    I can vote approve or disapprove at this point. Sure, she is giving some great advice to Lee, and she knows better than to go againts Adama at this point, but is that enough to give her an approve. She is still making some very naive decisions (as one would expect from the secretary of education). Using the military as police is going to come back to haunt her (notice my deliberate use of a future tense, I am trying to say that I think that it will, as opposed to I know that it will, even thought I do know).

  4. Dan, the Lord of Kobol says:

    I did@Pike…

    Explanation: Two supra-branches of government – Military and Civil. Military acting as lawful enforcement? Nuh-uh.

    ‘Nuff said.

  5. Mike P says:

    Dam — How is what Roslin does different than calling in the National Guard? Not trying to pick a fight, just asking. Thanks!

  6. Mike P says:

    My apologies — a typo: the post above is addressed, of course, to “Dan.”


  7. Pike says:

    Heh. Works either way.

  8. Dan, the Lord of Kobol says:

    Mike – That’s a good point. IMO, there is a difference, albeit a subtle one.

    You’re right – the President or a Governor *can* in most occasions, call in the National Guard to act as a temporary police or emergency response force. But there’s one big difference between the BSG world and ours.

    Adama and Roslin weren’t talking temporary, and if they were, we haven’t seen or heard evidence of anything being “temporary”. How many times post-Water have you heard or seen reference to a civil police force within the Fleet? Precisely. On the contrary, we’ve seen several, perhaps many, occasions where the military has exclusive control over law enforcement powers and responsibilities – so much so that I personally believe that law enforcement is becoming a sort of de facto mandate for the Colonial Military, which Adama himself said was a bad thing to happen.

    And that’s how it’s different, IMO. FYI, not trying to pick a fight either – just explaining my perspective.

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