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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Still polls higher than any Republican.
    What a country.

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 11 months ago

    According to the ultra-left-wing liars Rasmussen, Obama’s approval ratings were 69% in early ’09, around 52% during the shutdown, and 45% now, but we know a polling agency like Rasmussen, a bunch of Obamabots, give Obama a much higher rating than he really has.

  3. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Michael wme

    “…ultra-left-wing liars Rasmussen…”
    How do you figure?

  4. tabonsell

    tabonsell said, 11 months ago

    @Michael wme

    But Rasmussen is a “conservative-leaning polling group” according to Time magazine.

    Its founder Scott Rasmussen worked as a political consultant to George W. Bush in the 2004 election.

    So, just how is it a “ultra-left wing liars” full of “Obamabots”?

  5. Enoki

    Enoki said, 11 months ago

    Congress always has poor poll ratings but most people like their congressman which is why he or she gets reelected; it’s everybody else’s congressman that is the problem!
    Obama on the other hand, as President, is a singular figure. I doubt that his popularity could sink much below about 30% or maybe a bit more. By Presidential standards a popularity poll rating in the mid to low 30’s for a President is essentially a vote of “No confidence.”

  6. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago


    As Michael wme seems to be indulging in satire, I understand his reasoning. But you seem to honestly believe that the Rasmussen Reports or it’s founder, Scott Rasmussen qualify as liberals. I’m curious as to what brought you to this conclusion. Would you explain please?

  7. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 11 months ago


    You do not understand? It does not matter to such ultra conservatives as this NFLRedskins (who continue to change their names so they can continue their trolling activities), if our current president were to somehow actually walk on water, they would suddenly consider such an activity to be unconstitutional. If he were to state that having a true thanksgiving dinner with your family was a great idea, they would then start to state that thanksgiving itself was somehow a communist plot to ruin freedom loving Americans everywhere. It does not matter just what he says of does, they are against it!

    Eventually, nobody here on these comment boards is going ot be able to say anything positive about either president Obama, or even the country itself, without being jumped on by an entire gang of these negativists. This used to be a reasonable place to actually discuss issues, in actuality it is kind of sad!!

  8. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago


    Yes, of course polls CAN be made to come out with a predetermined result. That isn’t what I was asking you about. I wanted to know what actions/polls convinced you that Rasmussen, group or person, is a liberal. Are you unable to answer that? And as long as I’m asking questions about decisions you’ve made, what makes you think I’m a liberal?

  9. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Robert Landers

    I appreciate your concern for the decline in actual debate. I too disdain the feces-flinging that so many substitute for thinking and considering. That’s part of my rationale for challenging the errors and opinions put forth as facts. If no one ever points to the fallacies that fall out of those keyboards, they will have no reason to consider that they might be wrong. Please don’t misunderstand me, I’m aware that most of those who rally to a political side have little interest in fact, but facts must be defended, lest they disappear in a sea of partisan mythology.

  10. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Yup, ^ hence and,

  11. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, 11 months ago

    @Debt Free

    And those of the Republicans (and especially the tea party types) are the lowest in history of any Congress also. In fact, president Obama’s present low ratings are still some 3 to 4 times higher than that of Congress!

    And if the same kind of governmental shut down and/or debt limit shenanigans occurs as did recently, then I would expect Congress to almost go into negative territory as far as the polls go, And yes, I know that is practically impossible, but they could approach zero very closely at least!
    So, if the Republican Party is not to cease to exist, (and strangely enough, as a relative moderate, I do not wish to see that happen either) then they had better learn from their last mistake!!

  12. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Robert Landers

    “… Republican Party…cease to exist…I do not wish to see that happen…”
    Neither do I. What I’d like to happen is to have more political parties become viable and have them and independents put a decent percentage of candidates in office, forcing our two existing major parties to actually compete for voters via ideas and actions. I don’t see this happening though, as money and our electoral college system make it easier to pander to the fringes’ emotions.

  13. CasualBrowser

    CasualBrowser GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago


    Are you truly giving up commenting on these forums, or are you just avoiding supporting an argument you have no facts for?

  14. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 11 months ago

    MICHAEL WME’s sarcasm aside, I find it “interesting”, that he continually uses Rasmussen’s 45% approval rating in his examples, as that seems to be the outlier. He could have used CBS (37%), Reuters (38%), Fox (40%), both ABC and CNN (41%), or my standard, Real Clear Politics average of 40.4%. He could have used the Quinnipiac latest poll of bellwether state Ohio where Obama’s approval (34%), the lowest rating since the University started doing polling.

  15. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 11 months ago

    @Doctor Warbucks

    So you spent decades developing polls, and then didn’t put any credence in their results? Did you get government grants for this work? :)

    Of course I agree that results/questioning can be manipulated. But if you think politicians— not just those that are candidates, but those already holding office, aren’t aware of poll results, your crazy. They even use their own “internal” polling.

    And it isn’t the reader (viewer) that is “lazy”, it is the reporter. Spending time reporting the results of a poll is a lot easier than analyzing the reasons behind the results of a poll.

    Personally (I majored in Mass Communications) while I find the results of polls interesting, I’m more interested in how news outlets report them. When Bush hit a 37% approval rating in a AP poll during his second term, NBC led off their morning and evening newscasts with the story— not just one day, but for two days! When Obama hit the same number in October, NBC didn’t mention the result at all.

    NBC Hypes ‘Damage’ to GOP in Shutdown, Ignores Obama Approval at 37 Percent

    In November, both ABC and CBS reported on Obama’s “lowest approval rating ever in a Quinnippiac poll, and that for the first time in his Presidency a majority of Americans thought Obama was not honest and trustworthy. NBC missed it.

    <a"">ABC, CBS Notice Obama’s ‘Lowest Ever’ Approval Rating; NBC Out to Lunch

    When Bush’s approval rating fell to 38% in Oct 2005, NPR’s headline and article were:

    “Poll: Bush’s Ratings Drop on Nearly All Fronts”: President Bush’s approval ratings are in a steep decline, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center. The survey found that only 38 percent of Americans think the president is doing a good job, down from 50 percent in January. For the first time in his presidency, the numbers show most people think Bush will be judged as an unsuccessful president.

    Fast forward to November 2013 when Obama’s approval rating hit 39% in a Gallup poll. Here’s NPR’s headline and story:

    “Why Obama Shouldn’t Worry About His Lousy Poll Numbers”: President Obama’s poll numbers have hit just about the lowest point of his presidency. They started sinking after the Obamacare website’s miserable debut last month. Now, only around 40 percent of Americans think Obama is doing a good job. [They decided to round up; they’d never do that for Bush!] More than half disapprove of his performance. (A year ago, the numbers were the opposite.) It seems obvious to say that a high approval rating helps a president, while a low approval rating hurts him. But here are five reasons Obama’s numbers might not be as troublesome as they sound. [They then go on to optimistically tell their readers whey Obama’s approval ratings don’t matter.]

    Double Standards: NPR’s Low Approval Reporting on Obama vs. Bush
    Double Standards: NPR’s Low Approval Reporting on Obama vs. Bush

    It’s why I have a “I don’t believe the Liberal Media” bumper sticker on my car.

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