Monday, November 14, 2011

Headlines/leads try to hide good poll numbers for Obama (updated)

There's some good news in polling out today - but you wouldn't know it if you just read the headlines.

First of all, Politico titles the article about their latest poll this way Battleground Poll: Obama Vulnerable. But when you read the actual results - you get a slightly different picture.

Against a generic, unnamed Republican challenger, Obama tied 43 to 43. But when voters were pushed to pick between Obama and the GOP front-runner, Mitt Romney, the president took a 6-percentage-point lead. Obama beat Herman Cain by 9 percentage points in the survey...

Obama leads Romney by 6...that's HUGE!!! As a comparison, Obama beat Cain by 7 in 2008.

Then there's how Rasmussen leads with their recent polling data.

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 23% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Thirty-eight percent (38%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15.

Its not until the 4th paragraph that you get to this.

Overall, 50% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the president's job performance. That’s the first time since June that the president has reached the 50% mark.

These folks really ought to decide if delusion about what's really going on here is a good way to go. LOL

Update: Yeah for CNN, the network that doesn't bury the lead: Support Rises for Insurance Mandate.

According to the poll, 52% of Americans favor mandatory health insurance, up from 44% in June. The survey indicates that 47% oppose the health insurance mandate, down from 54% in early summer.

1 comment:

  1. Y'know, Smartypants, they are not even tryin' to hide the fact that they are in the tank for the GOP anymore.