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Obama's Poll Numbers Are Falling to Earth ....is tha lack of mainstream reporting on this further proof of the media's ineptness?

It is simply wrong for commentators to continue to focus on President Barack Obama's high levels of popularity, and to conclude that these are indicative of high levels of public confidence in the work of his administration. Polling data show that Mr. Obama's approval rating is dropping and is below where George W. Bush was in an analogous period in 2001. Overall, Rasmussen Reports shows a 56%-43% approval, with a third strongly disapproving of the president's performance. This is a substantial degree of polarization so early in the administration. Mr. Obama has lost virtually all of his Republican support and a good part of his Independent support, and the trend is decidedly negative. A detailed examination of presidential popularity after 50 days on the job similarly demonstrates a substantial drop in presidential approval relative to other elected presidents in the 20th and 21st centuries.

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momof030404

Asked by momof030404 at 3:45 PM on Mar. 13, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123690358175013837.html


    The question is ......


    Is this further proof of the mainstream media not wanting to acknowledge the truth of how MOST people (not just the left) feel about the current administration?

    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 3:47 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • momof030404--

    LOL! I was JUST about to post this very same article...then my computer froze up, and I lost my post! I was just going to repost it...btu you beat me to it! LOL

    :o)
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 3:49 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • ineptness. . . no. Infatuation? Tingly feelings? Could be. . .
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 3:52 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • Oh! And to answer your question...ABSOLUTELY! The MSM is going to fight reality and look the other way as long as possible--it's all they've got.
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 3:53 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • Ya THINK ?!? ... We got quite a shock yesterday when we tuned in to the MacNeil Lehrer News Hour to get a look at what the mainstream considers in-depth news coverage. Wow. No mention of ANY problems, lots of praises and public relations photo-opportunity videos. You would think there were no difficulties like unemployment, North Korea & Iran arriving at nuclear missile capability, men who should be indicted for corruption getting instead offered positions at the White House ... We don't obsess about Obama and the worrisome actions gov't is taking, but MacNeil Lehrer was off the planet !!
    waldorfmom

    Answer by waldorfmom at 3:55 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • The mainstream press is what got Obma elected. They are not going to turn around now and say, oops, we made a mistake! They are going to keep hyping how popular he is, how historical his election as the first African-American president was, how sexy he is, how poised and glamourous his wife is, how coue the children are, what a nice little family they are, how they show family values to the public, how much anything and everything except that he is taking America to hell in a handbasket just as fast as he possibly can, because what little agenda he does have is a socialist agenda.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:01 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • Abso flippin lootly!! Did anyone think the slobbering love affair would report anything negative?!
    blessed5x

    Answer by blessed5x at 4:02 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • The mainstream media AKA the people actually in touch with reality and not getting their news from FOX and Rush Limbaugh. Try whining a little bit louder. Or maybe you should just go stick your head back in the sand.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:03 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • Anon....dear...that was a WALL STREET JOURNAL link. Not a conservative bastion. AND if you READ the dang link it's backed up by RASSMUSSEN!

    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 4:06 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

  • Of course the main stream media isnt going to report on that. They LOVE Barry, they are who got him elected. The media is run by the extreme left, its extremely bias... so of course they wouldnt report on Obama NOT being the love of everyone's lives and the Savior of the world.
    abbynzachsmommy

    Answer by abbynzachsmommy at 4:16 PM on Mar. 13, 2009

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