Thursday, December 10, 2009

Gallup, Gibbs and His Gauche Guise


"In a blame-the-messenger moment, the press secretary, citing swings in Mr. Obama’s approval ratings in Gallup daily tracking data, said: “I am sure a 6-year-old with a crayon could do something not unlike that.”

Gibbs continued: “I don’t put a lot of stake in, never have, in the EKG that is the daily Gallup trend. I don’t pay a lot of attention to the meaninglessness of it.” (source)

Karl Rove, who mocked Gibbs with Crayola drawings after the tirade, told FNC that Obama's administration has a two hour meeting once a week to talk about...POLLS.

And Newsbusters points out the times when Gibbs has used Gallup when the numbers were in his favor.

But the real issue is the poll in question. The LOWEST approval rating at this juncture of a Presidency (47%):

"...As per Gallup, at 10 ½ months into his Presidency, President George W. Bush was at an astonishing 86% approval, Bill Clinton was at 52%, George H. W. Bush was at 71%, Ronald Reagan despite having inherited 18% unemployment and record high interest rates was at 49%, Jimmy Carter was at 57%, Gerald Ford was at 52%, Richard Nixon was at 59%, Lyndon Johnson was at 74%, John Kennedy was at 77%, Dwight Eisenhower was at 69%, Harry Truman was at 49%.

President Obama has indeed created history, managing to fare lower than any President whose approval has been tracked by Gallup since 1938." (source)


Couple that with the fact that only 26% believe that President Obama deserves the Nobel Peace Prize he is traveling to Norway to accept.

How will the haters explain the 39 point spread between the evil, stupid monkey chimp Bush and the chosen, Messiah of Hope and change?

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