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New York Times/CBS Gin Up Poll For Obama

From the flagship of Obama’s re-election campaign, the New York Times:

Economic Growth Gives Lift to Obama in NYT/CBS Poll

By JIM RUTENBERG and ALLISON KOPICKI
February 14, 2012

President Obama’s political standing is rising along with voters’ optimism that the economy is getting better, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, a shift that coincides with continued Republican disquiet over the field of candidates seeking to replace him.

Consecutive months of job growth, the bullish stock market and improving consumer demand appear to be benefiting — for now, at least — a president who stated outright three years ago that his chances for a second term would depend on his ability to persuade the country that its economy was on the mend by this very month.

Which only shows how important it is for the news media and the rest of the Obama administration to lie about our current economic conditions.

In what could be a turning point, the percentage of people who said they believed the economic outlook was improving is now greater, by double digits, than the percentage of those who said they believed it was getting worse, a reversal from a low point in September, when pessimists outnumbered optimists by more than three to one.

Which, if true, would just a testament to the power of our media’s and the Obama administration’s propaganda. But, of course, it isn’t true.

Showing steady improvement since early December, Mr. Obama’s approval rating has reached the 50 percent mark in The Times/CBS News poll — an important baseline in presidential politics and his highest approval rating since May 2010 (excepting the brief bump he received after Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden in May 2011).

And yet buried 390 words into this article we find this detail:

More people said they disapproved of Mr. Obama’s handling of the economy, 50 percent, than said they approved, 44 percent. And he received poor marks on his handling of the federal budget deficit, with 59 percent of poll respondents expressing disapproval

Remember, the headline for this article is: ‘Economic Growth Gives Lift to Obama in NYT/CBS Poll.’

But this detail just shows that the media still has a little work to do. Maybe they should begin by finding a way to blame George Bush for the $4 dollar a gallon gasoline.

Meanwhile, in a separate article on this same poll in The Times:

Support Is Found for Birth Control Coverage and Gay Unions

By MARJORIE CONNELLY
February 14, 2012

Despite the deep divide between some religious leaders and government officials over contraceptives, the latest New York Times/CBS News poll found most voters support the new federal directive that health insurance plans provide coverage for birth control.

Naturally. And never mind that ‘free abortions’ are included in Obama’s mandate, under the rubric of free ‘morning after’ pills. Abortion has never been popular with the public, no matter how hard the news media tries to pretend it is.

In addition, most voters said they favored some type of legal recognition for same-sex couples, at a time when the New Jersey Legislature is set to vote on gay marriage and after a federal appellate court ruled that Proposition 8’s ban on same-sex marriage in California was unconstitutional.

Of course. And never mind that in every referendum, in every state and locale, ‘gay marriage’ is voted down by overwhelming numbers.

By some miracle, it is always wildly popular in the news media’s push polls. Especially, those run by gay militants at the New York Times.

While same-sex marriage and coverage for contraceptives have generated significant debate this month, the poll suggests that voters do not place social issues high on their agenda

These issues have only "generated significant debate" because the Obama administration and their lickspittle minions in the news media, like George Stephanopoulos and the New York Times have tried to make them an issue.

When asked to name one issue that presidential candidates should discuss, most voters, including Republicans who described themselves as primary voters, mentioned an economic problem, like unemployment or the budget deficit. Few said they wanted to hear the candidates talk about abortion or gay marriage, for example

And yet The Times thought it was important enough to prove, via a ginned up push poll, that Obama was on the right side of public opinion. When everybody knows he isn’t.

But, after all, lying about Obama to try to get him re-elected is their job.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “New York Times/CBS Gin Up Poll For Obama”

  1. canary says:

    Fox reported this. Fox sucks anymore

  2. P. Aaron says:

    They polled the lefty judges that overturn the will of the voters.

  3. GetBackJack says:

    If there’s a positive poll about Obama I have to believe Gin was involved.

  4. JohnMG says:

    …..”his chances for a second term would depend on his ability to persuade the country that its economy was on the mend……”

    This is an all-important way of phrasing the message. Anyone with a passing familiarity in sentence structure understands that….”his chances…….depend on persuad(ing) the country” of some untruth, and not that the ….”economy was on the mend”.

    Oh, well, now would be a poor time to begin telling the truth since everyone is accustomed to his prevarications and wouldn’t believe it to be the truth anyway.

  5. Anonymoose says:

    I remember when a 50% popularity rating was considered bad news. How where the questions phrased? Do you somewhat disapprove of Obama–well you must be in approval because you’re at least partly positive!

    And the gay marriage thing–suddenly Washington, Maryland, and New Jersey, and of course California. Sure it’s all completely coincidental and just a grassroots movement.

    The latest “in” thing among the gay activists is photographing themselves with their mouths bandaged shut and “No H8” painted on their cheek, and then running down to the county clerk’s office to demand a marriage license and then dance in front of the cameras about how their “rights” are denied.

    Every time it goes to a popular vote it’s been defeated, but they know better and we’re all wrong, so the minority deserves to win…..and the merry-go-round never ends.


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