Friday, June 05, 2009

Big Fat Zero

Today it really is Øbama.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 34% of the nation's voters now Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-four percent (34%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of 0. That’s the highest level of strong disapproval and the lowest overall rating yet recorded (see trends).


N.S. Allen said...

Fun fact: Rasmussen has a nice, big, anti-Obama house effect in its polls. Which is to say that, for whatever reason, their polls consistently come up with results that are much less favorable to the administration than just about all other pollsters'.

See, for instance, here. If you note the big collection of red, "unfavorable" dots, one after the other, that are all significantly higher than the ones near the trend line?

Those are (literally) all Rasmussen polls.

And, hey, maybe Rasmussen is doing something that other pollsters aren't that makes their numbers more accurate than others. Who knows? The commentary I've seen on the matter doesn't suggest that, but, not being a polling or statistics expert, I couldn't say.

But taking the country's pulse based on one poll from one pollster with a bad (and accurate) rep for slanting one way? Seems pretty ill-advised, to me.

Tracy said...

"Fordham University analysis ranked Rasmussen Reports as the most accurate national polling firm in Election 2008"

It's just like Fox News...since they offer views from a balanced source of commentators, they must be "biased" because they fail to favor the left like MSNBC & CNN.

This country is seriously divided down the middle where the current Gov't is concerned and Rasmussen nailed it. The Obama supporters are such sheep and so afraid of liberty-loving Americans that they'll lie and claim they strongly approve of his outrageous spending and taxation just to keep him in a positive light even though they are suffering because of it.

I didn't need a poll to tell me that Obama is a zero.

Kay Brooks said...

Thanks, Tracy. I tend to agree with you. It was a lot of fun for the left to point their finger at the right and call us sheeple, yet, somehow they can't see it in themselves.