Obama's Approval Rating hits -8%

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    This means that 8% more people dissaprove of Obama's job performance than approve of it. That is as of today. The results are tabulated by Rasmussen which has a long history of impartial and accurate poll taking.

    Unlike the New York times health care poll from another thread ;).

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    Actually, Rasmussen is a republican polling organization. And given that you didn't provide a link, I'd point out that according to RCP, Rasmussen has Obama as +3... and that's the outlier...

    the actual RCP average is job approval at 56.5 and disapproval at 38.5, leaving an RCP average of +18.

    RealClearPolitics - Election Other - President Obama Job Approval

    Don't you people get tired of posting misleading pointless stuff?
     
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    Now Rasmussen is part of the VRWC!!!!

    Priceless!! :rofl:
     
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    He made a comment about Rasmussen's identity... I just corrected him.

    What's more relevant to me is his misrepresentation of reality by use of an outlier poll and misrepresenting what it says.

    But don't let truth get in your way at this late date.

    perhaps this will help:

    http://washingtonindependent.com/30539/rasmussen-the-only-poll-that-matters
     
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    Are you kidding me?
     
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    You just refuted yourself.

    Congratulations.
     
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    you're really a moron, aren't you? here, in case you couldn't read... although i know you're once again being intentionally disingenuous...


    Rasmussen is influential because its carefully crafted questions that produce answers that conservatives like

    I forgot that with freaks like you I can't rely on your reading in CONTEXT...
     
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    Uh...the article just said Rass. isn't a partisan firm, which you cited as proof that it is. Asking specific questions that make sense is bound to please ALL convservatives, are we are not caught in the violent maelstrom of emotions that typify liberals.

    Oh, and you of course leave out the PLETHORA of examples from October of last year alone where liberals in media and the internet REPEATEDLY cited Rass. polls in support of Barack Obama.

    Sounds like liberals like the answers Rass. comes up with, too.

    You're a helluva genius. No, really.
     
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    No Rasmussen has him at -5 if you figure in their percentage error into obama's favor. -11 if you dont.

    Sorry i didn't give you the link before Rasmussen Reports™: The Most Comprehensive Public Opinion Data Anywhere

    Just a heads up, i dont identify as a republican or democrat and was just reporting the figures that were just released.

    Also rasmussen has been found to be nuetral, what you posted about them crafting questions was someone's opinion. Maybe where i heard them being nuetral was an opinion too.

    Either way its just a number and like i've said in other threads polls are easily manipulated. I just see the trending in their data, for a long time obama was +15 or more.

    Click the link I gave you and you can see that for months they reported obama with a positivie approval rating, hardly a partisan thing to do IMO.
     
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    Technically, the -8 is the difference between strong approval and strong disapproval. The difference between overall approval (weak and strong) and overall disapproval (weak and strong) is still positive, even on rasmussen. A majority of Americans approve of obama.

    It is noticeable that polls are considered meaningful only when they say whatever the person citing them wants them to say.

    I like Rasmussen. They are usually pretty darn good at getting the numbers right. Of course, phrasing questions properly is important, but when pre-vote polls match election results they must be doing something right.
     
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