“These polls are fabrications intended to shape public opinion. They are not reflections of public opinion.” —WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: Heads Up – The Cook The Books Campaign Is Underway
“Anybody who believes these national political polls are giving you facts is a gullible fool. Any editors of newspapers or television news shows who use poll results as a story are beyond gullible. On behalf of the public they profess to serve, they are indolent salesmen of falsehoods.” —Jimmy Breslin
According to the always reliable Liberal Media, public approval of our less than beloved socialist-in-chief, which by any objective measure had been mired in the Dismal Swamp for many a long month, has suddenly bubbled from the muck like a rogue methane barm and emerged on the other side as cleansed and sweet-smelling as a newly baptized heathen. But to those skeptics loathe to entrust their health to traveling purveyors of snake oil and likewise indisposed to purchase bridges in Brooklyn from fast talking hucksters in threadbare suits, the latest handiwork of the ubiquitous poll-cats had wafting about it the distinctive aroma of a week-old deceased mackerel. It’s Campaign Season, you see. Time for the sharpies, as Ulsterman reports, to start bamboozling the rubes all over again:
Here is the data regarding the political affiliation of those individuals who participated in the most recent Washington Post/ABC News poll:
A seven-point advantage favoring Democrats – thus favoring support of President Barack Obama!
Now let us look back to the previous poll by Washington Post/ABC News published in November:
Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?
Approve: 44% Disapprove: 53%
And here then is the political affiliation of those individuals who participated in the Washington Post/ABC News poll from November:
AND THERE YOU HAVE IT – IN THE MOST RECENT POLL NOW BEING SITED AS PROOF OF AN OBAMA APPROVAL “SURGE”, THERE WAS A HIGHER PERCENTAGE OF DEMOCRATS AND A LOWER PERCENTAGE OF REPUBLICANS INVOLVED IN THAT POLL THAN THE ONE PUBLISHED LAST MONTH – A CLEAR CASE OF MANIPULATING THE OUTCOME. IN THIS CASE A 3-POINT SHIFT FROM THE PREVIOUS POLL THAT NOW OVERWHELMINGLY FAVORS DEMOCRAT PARTY AFFILIATION, REPRESENTING MORE THAN HALF OF THE 5-POINT OBAMA “SURGE” NOW BEING REPORTED BY VARIOUS MEDIA OUTLETS. AND SO GOES THE INCESTUOUS RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA AND THE OBAMA WHITE HOUSE. AND JUST AS INSIDER WARNED – THERE WILL BE MUCH MORE OF THIS TO COME IN 2012. (Oh My – How Those Obama-Friendly Polls Do Lie!)
In September of 2011, a comprehensive Rasmussen poll of over 15,000 registered voters indicated 36% of those polled as being affiliated with the Republican party, and 34.7% as being affiliated with the Democratic party. With those numbers in mind, how does one explain the sampling data from the Washington Post/ABC News poll showing the following party affiliation – the same poll that indicated a 5% “surge” in Barack Obama’s approval numbers?
In essence, what the Washington Post and ABC News did was to clearly over-sample from the Democrats that reflected a 7-point bias in favor of Barack Obama. It should also be noted that it took a 7% greater number of Democrats to create a 5% increase in Obama’s approval rating – indicating there remains a number of Democrats who in fact do not approve of the president’s performance. (Further Proof Of The Obama Polling Bias)
Anyone fool enough to support a candidate just because they think everybody else is doing it is fool enough to jump off that river overpass they just acquired in Flatbush. And if enough of them reward a guy like Barack Obama with the opportunity to screw up the country for four more years, the rest of us will probably jump with them.