I Guess This Means They’re In The Bag With Fox, Too

Gallup has Obama’s approve/disapprove numbers dead even.

Oh, that Gallup.  They must be working for Karl Rove, too.

Question, Democrats:  As more and more polls show Obama in freefall, will they all be in bed with Fox, too?

And since Zogby has predicted a Democrat victory in every race since 1984, would it be safe to say that a) he’s in bed with MSNBC, and b) you lefties’ snarking about Rasmussen’s supposed Fox-friendliness is an example of Berg’s Seventh Law?

11 thoughts on “I Guess This Means They’re In The Bag With Fox, Too

  1. I notice that the gallup poll is not identifying Obama’s individual approval rating, as separate from the job he is doing as president. The former seems to be consistently higher, indicating that he is more widely liked as a person than some of his actions as president.

    Sort of like Palin has higher numbers of approval individually, while there are surprisingly high numbers that do NOT want her to run for president in 2012.

    Seems like a pattern where people may like you, but like you in connection with office much less, on both sides of the political spectrum. If you are striving for a more complete picture of what polls have to offer.

  2. I see Obama gave a $25,000,000 no-bid contract to a firm owned by a large contributer. Hmmm. What’s the difference between this and Haliburton? In Haliburton’s case, there were no other US firms who could do the job, so they would have gotten it anywaty. In this case, there were others out there. I smell corruption. But hey, nothing beats the teleprompter at the elementry school speach. It’s almost like the Onion but it’s real.

  3. The former seems to be consistently higher, indicating that he is more widely liked as a person than some of his actions as president.

    I dunno — I’d rather have a president who is viewed as doing a good job and maybe is less personally popular than the other way around. That’s been the playbook since Machiavelli.

  4. Personal popularity is more important for Palin than for Obama. Palin’s gone the pundit route. She neither holds nor has declared for a political office.
    Obama is President of the United States. His personal popularity will not help a D congressperson get re-elected this fall. His unpolular policies will hurt them.

  5. Obama’s personal approval rating has more to do with his race than his winning personality. When asked if you like him or not, most white people will say “like” because we have been programmed to fear the racist label.

  6. Not me, Kermit. I think Obama’s a narcissist who has been promoted far beyond what his abilities and experience merit.
    I do not like his public persona.

  7. Most, Terry. As in “Most people aren’t really paying attention to the man behind the curtain”.

  8. I notice that the gallup poll is not identifying Obama’s individual approval rating, as separate from the job he is doing as president. The former seems to be consistently higher, indicating that he is more widely liked as a person than some of his actions as president.

    Yeah, his bumbling incompetence is tanking the country, but he’s a blast at parties.

  9. What I find most irritating are his little talks on economics. He doesn’t know anything about economics. Bush wasn’t a great businessman but at least he knew that you can’t write checks on an empty account, that if you keep going back to the well, sooner or later that bucket will come up dry. Obama thinks that if you tax people who work you can use the money to ‘create jobs’. He thinks when he can pisses down your back and tells you its raining, that you’ll believe it.

  10. That reminds me of the MoveOn’s propaganda circa 2004 when it had Bush polling ahead of Kerry. Their argument? Gallup is run by Christians!

    Left or Right, I’m not crazy about second-guessing polls. I’m more like Reagan on this: Trust, but verify.

  11. Last night on the CBS Evening News the “Follow the Money” crew was futilely attempting to ambush Nancy Pelosi regarding the extravagant expense accounts submitted by the US delegation to Copenhagen. Henry Waxman looked almost believable as he professed ignorance about the $2000 per night hotel bill. Does Fox have a mole at CBS? And what would we name the new species?

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