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CNN Buries Bad News For Obama From Their Poll

From CNN:

CNN Poll: GOP underwater; Obama approval down

By Paul Steinhauser | March 18, 2013

Washington (CNN) – A new national survey confirms what a months long, top-to-bottom Republican Party review finds as well: That the GOP "is out of touch" and seen as the party of "stuffy old men."

Isn’t it funny how CNN is emphasizing the bad news for Republicans in their article about this poll.

The Politico’s article on this poll has the following headline and lead: "Obama underwater in new poll – President Obama’s approval rating has fallen 8 points and his disapproval rating jumped 7 points since the beginning of the year, leaving him underwater, according to a new CNN/ORC International poll."

But CNN does not think that warrants being mentioned at the top. In fact, these numbers are not mentioned until the seventh paragraph of this article.

A CNN/ORC International poll also indicates that President Barack Obama’s job approval rating has dipped below 50% for the first time since September, with half of the public saying they disapprove of the job he’s doing in the White House. And it appears that the president’s stand on the issues and the glaring spotlight in recent months on fiscal and budget issues, never Obama’s sweet spot, are contributing to the drop in his overall numbers.

Again, they still have not mentioned Obama’s 8 point drop in his approval numbers.

According to the poll, 54% of Americans have an unfavorable view of the Republican Party, with less than three in ten saying they view the GOP in a favorable light. The poll’s Monday release came on the same day that the Republican National Committee released a major review of their performance in the 2012 elections, and how to fix what went wrong.

"The Democrats are not overwhelmingly popular – 46% of Americans have a favorable view of the Democrats, compared to 48% with an unfavorable view – but in a two-party system, you only need to be more popular than your opponent to have an advantage," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

"Unfavorable views of the GOP extend into nearly every other major demographic," adds Holland. "The Republican Party’s unfavorable rating is over 50% among men, women, the young, the old, the rich, the poor, and just about every region of the country besides the South, where the GOP can manage no better than a 45%-45% tie on the question."

Just over two-thirds of those questioned in the survey say the Republican Party favors the rich and nearly half think the GOP’s policies are too extreme.

While the Republican Party’s numbers are nothing to celebrate, it’s not as if the president can brag about his polls. Forty-seven percent say they approve of the job Obama’s doing in office, down eight points since the start of the year, with 50% saying they disapprove.

That’s up seven points from January and it’s the highest that number has been in over a year. The 47% approval rating in the CNN poll is in line with recent numbers from surveys from other news organizations…

Again, the news of Obama’s 8 point drop in approval ratings is buried in the seventh paragraph.

Fifty-six percent say Obama is not doing enough to cooperate with the Republicans in Congress. Not great, but less than seven in ten who feel that the Republicans are not doing enough to cooperate with Obama.

Which is quite a blow to Obama’s charade of trying to find a compromise with the Republicans.

Only 31% say they approve of how the president’s handling the budget and fiscal policy. Again, nothing to brag about but higher than the 19% who give the Republicans in Congress a thumbs up on the issue. And Americans are divided on whether the White House or congressional Republicans has the better budget and fiscal policies…

In fact, according to the pdf for this poll, Americans are almost exactly split, with 47% preferring Obama’s plan to 46% favoring the Republicans’ plan. Which is also very bad news for the Democrats.

After all, the Republican plan is cutting spending. And the ‘sequester’ was supposed to show us what a disaster that would be.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “CNN Buries Bad News For Obama From Their Poll”

  1. Whenever I see statistics about the GOP my question is, how many of the % against the GOP are against them because they’re not conservative enough. Of course the left and the media set these numbers up as if anyone against the GOP is for Obama. There is no thought to those who disapprove of the GOP because the GOP has failed to STOP Obama.

    The republican party is divided between the spineless progressive leadership, illustrated quite effectively by crybaby Boehner, and Tea Party conservatives and Libertarians. Any comparison using “republicans vs the president” as a premise is weighted by the fact that the progressive end of the republican party is hated not only by democrats, but by the conservative wing of their own party. Plus, any time anyone is pitted against Obama, they are considered racist by the media and the left before the questin is even asked. If you look at these numbers with all that in mind, there may be hope for this country. Granted, it’s not much… but it’s better than the obnoxious worshipfest that we’ve had to watch for the last 4 years.

    Time for a third party, or at the very least the need for the broom to sweep out the “stuffy old men” of the GOP, who coincidentally are the majority of the spineless weasel progressive wing of the GOP. And take a poll using the terms “progressive vs conservative” and see how many of the clueless lefties don’t know what to say because they don’t understand the terms.

  2. canary

    What does CNN consider to be “Obama’s sweet spot” that the American people don’t support?

    # 4 ) “We’d like to get your overall opinion of some people in the news. As I read each name, please say if you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of these people — or if you have never heard of them. (RANDOM ORDER)

    CNN commits age discrimination against men over 50 years old being “Stuffy old men.”

    It amazes me how Cooper Anderson has spoke the same tone, lingo, dialect, as a reporter, to include in the past when he has been a guest on another show.

    Now he talks sissy & flamboyant with his hands flipping around like they are at the end of puppet strings when he appears at awards and on talk shows. He has stars in his eyes.

  3. Petronius

    Nice photo of Nerobama with his feet on the Resolute desk.

    The Resolute desk was built from the timbers of the British Arctic Exploration ship HMS Resolute.

    The desk was a gift from Queen Victoria to Pres. Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880 as a gesture of British friendship and appreciation.

    As such it is a national treasure.

    But, hey, sometimes a guy just has to kick back and watch Rome burn, right?

    http://www.whitehousemuseum.or.....e-desk.htm




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