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WP Poll: 60% Say Recovery Has Not Begun

A little cold water from the usual water carriers at the Washington Post:

Obama loses bin Laden bounce; Romney on the move among GOP contenders

By Dan Balz and Jon Cohen, Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The public opinion boost President Obama received after the killing of Osama bin Laden has dissipated, and Americans’ disapproval of how he is handling the nation’s economy and the deficit has reached new highs, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

What miserable ingrates the American people are.

The survey portrays a broadly pessimistic mood in the country this spring as higher gasoline prices, sliding home values and a disappointing employment picture have raised fresh concerns about the pace of the economic recovery.

Who cares about any of that? Bin Laden is dead. And Mr. Obama gave the incredibly gutsy call to kill him.

By 2 to 1, Americans say the country is pretty seriously on the wrong track, and nine in 10 continue to rate the economy in negative terms. Nearly six in 10 say the economy has not started to recover, regardless of what official statistics may say, and most of those who say it has improved rate the recovery as weak

As we have often noted before,  most ‘mainstream media’ polls are designed to create public opinion. But sometimes, when they are truly worried, they actually bother to try to actually measure public opinion.

They only do this when they know they are in trouble and they have to warn their Democrat Party bosses. The Washington Post, which is the Democrat Party’s hometown newspaper, has been doing a number of these ‘warning polls’ lately.

Overall, about six in 10 of those surveyed give Obama negative marks on the economy and the deficit. Significantly, nearly half strongly disapprove of his performance in these two crucial areas. Nearly two-thirds of political independents disapprove of the president’s handling of the economy, including — for the first time — a slim majority who do so strongly.

Obama is losing the precious ‘independents’! Which is to say, he is losing Democrats who are not joined at the hip to the Democrat Party.

In another indicator of rapidly shifting views on economic issues, 45 percent trust congressional Republicans over the president when it comes to dealing with the economy, an 11-point improvement for the GOP since March

That anyone could ever think otherwise is simply laughable. Especially given the fact that the Democrats have been in charge of the economy since January 2007.

Hilariously, the bulk of this article is dedicated to who is ahead and who is behind in the Presidential horse race. But that is just there to distract the great unwashed.

The real message is that Mr. Obama and the Democrats are in serious trouble and they had better do something quick. Like pass a new stimulus so that they can buy the 2012 elections straight out.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Tuesday, June 7th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “WP Poll: 60% Say Recovery Has Not Begun”

  1. mr_bill

    I read an article yesterday about nerobama not being “cool” on college campuses and among young people. He has throroughly antagonized Jewish people, black unemployment is as high as it has ever been, etc. etc. The liberals love to segregate people into these types of groups and pander to them. But they have hit a snag, these “groups” are now discovering that nerobama is all hat and no cattle. They are realizing (far too late) that while “hope and change” is a catchy campaign slogan, it doesn’t run a country. This article is just the beginning, if WaPo has warned that his numbers are bad, you can expect they are downright awful, I’ll bet dead voters are even starting to back away from nerobama.

    nerobama promised the masses unicorns that fart rainbows and so far this utopia has failed to materialize. In its place are stubbornly high unemployment, record deficits that make the Bush deficits look like pocket change, a slew of diktats in lieu of Constitutional process, rank intimidation of state governments, and a palpable political unrest and dissatisfaction across the country. You don’t have to go very far to find somebody willing to give you an earful about the state of the government right now. I don’t remember politics ever having such an electric charge, and I don’t think that is going to be an asset for President I-Me-My in the next election.

    • Rusty Shackleford

      “I’ll bet dead voters are even starting to back away from nerobama.”

      And if you can’t get the dead to vote, what can ya do?

    • Right of the People

      The dead will vote for him if they know what’s good for them.

  2. Liberals Demise

    Alchemist are just going to have to double the strength for the next batch of Kool-aid.
    That’ll get the zombies back in march step.


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