Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hide the decline

Public opinion polls are so numerous that it is often hard to fashion any real sense of direction, but let's take a crack at it anyway.
Gallup Poll: Obama approval rating hits a new low at 47 percent. For those of you who read the New York Times, that's less than a majority.
Rasmussen Poll: 41 percent favor Obamacare, 51 percent oppose.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey finds that two-thirds of all Americans believe global warming is a fact.
But hold on, alarmists. That’s down eight points since June 2008.
Furthermore, about one-third of the people who believe the Earth is warming think it is due to natural causes, rather than manmade causes such as industrial emissions. As a result, the number who say that global warming is caused by humans has dropped from 54 percent last summer to 45 percent currently.
Twelve national polls have been released on ObamaCare in the past three weeks (Rasmussen, USA Today/Gallup, Ipsos/McClatchy, Fox, Democracy Corps, Quinnipiac, CBS, CNN, PPP, ABC/Washington Post, Pew, and Public Opinion Strategies), and in toto they show it losing by 8 percent.
Another poll shows a majority of the people in the nation think the United States is on the wrong track.
The most important fact is that all of this is taking place as Obama's media cheerleaders praise him to the skies for pursuing policies unpopular with Americans and bombard Americans with assurance that Obama's policies are good for them.
Summary: His key initiatives are opposed by Americans and Obama's support is less than a majority and dropping. Are those two facts related?
I report. You decide.

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