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Posted by Andrew Roman on June 16, 2010

The latest Presidential Daily Tracking Poll numbers from Rasmussen are in … and they’re not good.

Now to be fair, these figures were tabulated almost entirely from surveys taken  before Obama’s Gulf oil spill address last evening – the defining moment of Barack Obama’s presidency.

Thus, I concede to being somewhat hesitant in posting the results.

It would be akin to assessing the life and accomplishments of Winston Churchill ten years before the start of World War II, or evaluating the career of Babe Ruth before he ever put on a major league baseball uniform.

Honestly, how can one appraise Lincoln without acknowledging the Gettysburg Address?

How can one take measure of Reagan’s stand against the Evil Empire without acknowledging his “Tear Down This Wall” speech?

Likewise, I grant that citing the President’s ever-plummeting approval numbers based on data compiled before last night’s history-altering, game-changing speech from the Oval Office places my credibility at risk.

But hey, what the hell …

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 24% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20 (see trends).

Forty-eight percent (48%) of Democrats Strongly Approve while 75% of Republicans Strongly Disapprove. Among those not affiliated with either major party, 12% Strongly Approve and 52% Strongly Disapprove.

These results are based upon nightly telephone interviews and reported on a three-day rolling average basis. As a result, today’s results are based almost entirely on interviews conducted before the president’s speech to the nation. The impact of the president’s speech will be seen over the next several days.

Heading into the speech, 30% of voters gave President Obama good or excellent marks for handling the oil spill. Forty-five percent (45%) said he was doing a poor job. Most voters (57%) still favor offshore oil drilling.

Rasmussen also says that only 42% of Americans “somewhat approve” of this President’s performance. Since the dawn of the Messianic Age, that number has never been lower.

(Feel free to take an “ouch” out of petty cash).

But Obamacrats need not fear. Last night’s “Wrong Speech At The Wrong Time” presentation will figure in to the Presidential Daily Tracking Poll soon enough.

Hopefully, by then, the White House can squeeze in one more glitz-and-glam event with another ex-Beatle.

Ringo turns seventy next month.
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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.

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Posted by Andrew Roman on December 13, 2009

Not that I am wont to regularly track the tracking polls or anything (as my nose inconspicuously grows), but I freely admit to peeking in on the Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll now and then.

Maybe more than that.

Maybe daily.

You’ll recall that’s the one that combines the percentage of Americans who strongly approve of the President’s performance with the percentage of those who strongly disapprove.

Since Obama’s anointment, there has been a very definite trend.

The day after his inauguration, President Obama’s Daily Tracking Poll number was +28. Just eleven days later, he dropped seven points.

By St. Patrick’s Day, his approval rating had dwindled down to +5.

By July 1st, he would be in negative territory to stay.

And as of yesterday, President Obama hit a new low.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 25% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-one percent (41%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -16. That’s the lowest Approval Index rating yet recorded for this President.

The 25% who Strongly Approve matches the lowest level of enthusiasm yet recorded. That’s partly the result of declining enthusiasm among Democrats. While Democrats continue to offer their approval, just 43% Strongly Approve.

Not that I’m tracking it or anything.

Meanwhile, the current health care reform plan being bandied about on Capitol Hill is getting its least favorable reviews yet.

Most voters think health care reform is something the federal government should be addressing, but they don’t like the plan that’s working its way through Congress. In fact, only 41% support it now, marking the lowest extended period of support for the plan yet.

Sorry Bam. Go ahead and take an “ouch” out of petty cash.

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