Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dishonest shills

By Creature

Yesterday I linked to a Gallup poll that had Obama losing support from only conservative Republicans. In that post I went out on a limb (not) and said Republicans would still crow about Obama's "falling numbers" despite the clear evidence that Obama has gained ground with everyone else.

Well, right on cue here's L.A. Times blogger, Andrew Malcolm, posting under the title, "One month in, Barack Obama's approval slips, disapproval doubles":

One month down, 47 to go.

And Barack Obama's poll numbers have slid almost 10% already. According to the latest Gallup Poll, the new president's approval rating of 68% in January has slipped now to 63%, about average for recent new presidents one month in.

What isn't average, however, is Obama's new disapproval rating -- 24%, or 50% higher than the 16% average for a month-old new presidency.

And it's twice the 12% disapproval rate that Obama had last month.

Yes, Andrew, it's all gloom and doom for the new president. Except it's not. When conservatives reach this far to find their silver lining, it's no wonder they think their strategy of "no" is a good idea.

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  • Did his disapproval ratings double or not? Does it matter where it came from? Those conservatives were willing to support him at one time, his actions have caused them to change their minds.

    By Blogger dualdiagnosis, at 3:19 PM  

  • A poll in which the president's ratings went up with independents and Democrats is a good poll for the president. The poll you are cheering for (disapproval up) serves only to rally a shrinking conservative base. It's not a win.

    By Blogger creature, at 4:01 PM  

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