Poll Showing Drop In Obama’s Approval Rating Is Biased
The right-wing media wasted no time in spreading the results of a poll that shows President Barack Obama’s popularity dropping to 49 percent. Some may say that this is just the ammunition that the GOP was looking for to derail Obama’s agenda.
According to the Rasmussen Reports daily poll, 49 percent of Americans say they at least “somewhat approve” of the President’s performance, while 30 percent think the president is doing a good job. Some 38 percent of Americans disapprove of Obama entirely.
But most people won’t really look into who conducted the poll; perhaps if they find out that Scott Rasmussen was a paid consultant for W. Bush’s 2004 election, they may doubt the pollster’s objectivity. The fact that mostly right-wing/conservative groups and media use Rasmussen polls, should also give people a clue of whom he caters to.
This is a snippet from an article published on rightwingpundits.com shortly after the poll’s results were released Friday:
If one examines the numbers, Obama is currently one of the most unpopular Presidents in modern American history for a President just six months in office. As we reported here, generally Presidents are very popular in at least their first year.
It’s this type of rhetoric that will be coming down the pipe in the next few days and weeks about this poll. So, braze yourself for Obama’s new game plan: A) A softer stance on the issues that matter, B) More of his permission to have Republicans gut out any good legislation, C) More cocktails with Republicans at the White House. I’m hoping for D) Press on and don’t let the GOP ruin the chance we have for desperately needed change.
Let’s keep our fingers crossed that Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann will hold down the fort and that they expose Rasmussen’s toxic garbage.