HOW MUCH LOWER CAN THESE POLL NUMBERS GO, I WONDER
Posted by Andrew Roman on February 22, 2010
“Oh, we don’t really pay attention to the poll numbers,” many of them will claim.
“Poll numbers don’t mean much in the way of determining where support among the American people really lies,” many will say.
“You can’t govern worrying about poll numbers,” they’ll yammer.
Indeed, sometimes there is truth in such thinking, as I have acknowledged here on several occassions, but other times, it can come down to how things are worded.
For instance, if a poll question is phrased, “If you were drowning and the only way you could survive was to profess your alleigance to the Democrat Party, would you do it?” and 96% of those polled said they would do so, the next day’s headlines could read, “People facing adversity overwhelmingly favor Democrats.”
That’s why it’s always good to take a gander at the innards of any poll.
Of course, sometimes there is no ambiguity or complexity whatsoever in polling data and how it’s interpreted – such as in the Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll.
It’s fairly straight forward.
Take yesterday’s Daily Tracking Poll, for instance. By anyone’s reasonable measure – except dye-in-the-wool dancing Obamacrats – things just aren’t going so well on their side of the River Jordan.
The number of Americans who “strongly approve” of the job President Obama is doing hit the lowest level yet since the dawn of the Messianic Age – 22%.
Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19. The Approval Index has been lower only on one day during Barack Obama’s thirteen months in office (see trends). The previous low came on December 22 as the Senate was preparing to approve its version of the proposed health care legislation. The current lows come as the President is once again focusing attention on the health care legislation.
To put it in some kind of perspective … less than 4 in 10 Americans actually approve of the current ObamaCare proposals being put forth by the Donkeys.
And nearly 8 in 10 say it would cost more than projected.
Not that any of these things matter to the Dems. They know exactly what’s good for you, whether you realize it or not.