That would be the new poll numbers that just came out showing Obama with a 50% approval rating. Oh, and the other part of this “poll” is that Obama would beat any comers. People like Bob Beckel on “The Five” have been crowing about these very numbers. Oh, yeah.
Except as Ed Morissey of Hot Air points out, these numbers may not be as they appear. What a BIG surprise – not. I mean, really, they just pulled this crapola with the “unemployment numbers” the other day, claiming they dropped to 8.3%. Well, um, the problem with THAT is that the alleged drop to 8.5% was also a crock of hooey. Those numbers, as people may recall, were the direct result of a ton of people(approximately 400,000) simply giving up. And these numbers are being CELEBRATED now? Wow, that’s cold.
[snip]…First, this is a poll of general population adults rather than registered or likely voters, so it’s not even a proper polling type for the predictive outcome they claim.
More importantly, though, the poll series has dropped its reporting of partisan identification within their samples. It’sthe second time that the poll has not included the D/R/I split in its sample report, and now it looks as though this will be policy from this point forward. Since this is a poll series that has handed double-digit partisan advantages to Democrats in the past (for instance, this poll from April 2011 where the sample only had 22% Republicans), it’s not enough to just hear “trust us” on sample integrity from the Washington Post or ABC.
One cannot determine whether Obama’s improvement in this series is a result of the State of the Union speech, as Dan Balz and Jon Cohen suggest, or whether it’s due to shifting the sample to favor Democrats more so than in previous samples. The same is true for the Post’s report that Obama “for the first time has a clear edge” over Romney head-to-head. One would need a poll of registered or likely voters to actually make that claim (one has to register to cast a vote, after all), and one would need to see the difference in partisan splits between this and other surveys in the series to determine whether the movement actually exists or got manufactured by the pollster.[snip] (Click here to read the rest which includes an update, though it does not change the premise of this post.)
Uh huh. I knew there was some numbers massaging going on. What did they do, walk over to the closest Occupied Park and ask all the young folk who they liked, that cool, hip, Obama, or mean old man who likes to fire people? Okay, okay, so they called some old curmudgeons they saw kicking puppies, and yelling at young school children to get off their lawns, and asked them, too.
It is really amazing to me to what lengths these folks will go to prop up Obama and his failed policies. Seriously, why not just try TELLING THE TRUTH for a change, and let people make up their own minds?? I mean, really – just do an accurate poll, clearly indicate the makeups of those polled, and just tell the TRUTH. Hey, it’s just a thought.
Instead, they act like this is our national anthem:
Uh huh. Enough already. Stop lying about the GM bailout, tell the truth about how much we are still owed; tell the truth about Solyndra, and all the other green companies we gave money to who didn’t deserve it, and who are now going belly up, or laying off tons of people; tell the truth about “Fast & Furious,” and give a REAL apology to Agent Terry’s family; stop pitting neighbor against neighbor using lies, lies, and more lies to try and get people on your side by belittling, demeaning, and attacking others; and I could go on and on and on. (I am sure people can come up with plenty more examples – feel free!)
When it comes to the numbers, while they might not lie, they don’t always tell the whole truth, either. Especially when you look at who’s doing the telling…