posted on Jan, 30 2014 @ 11:27 AM
reply to post by Indigo5
Indigo... You always say you don't defend Obama, yet you are singularly exclusive in taking just one side of every issue which comes up and Obama is
remotely connected ..in even a passing way. So, it's kinda like saying 'I have nothing against Obama..but.'. No one would believe me or take me
seriously ..nor should they, if I actually said such a thing. I'm not partisan..but I dislike that man with a passion that vibrates.
Having said that... The polls range from a 37% approval to a 47% approval rate. Now, I'm not getting into the science of polling, how they compile
statistics or how sampling is accomplished to get them. I've had that course too..and I've gotten the impression you have as well. So we don't need
to rehash the fact *ANY* poll can basically be made to say ANYTHING people want it to say, based on manipulation of the above factors.
That is why I always look at a range of numbers and never..ever..just 1 number or poll. the 43% I'd originally quoted was a spot poll taken the night
of the SOTU speech and I believe Gallup was the sourcing on it. It was offered offhandedly in my post as an example.
In that example, using grade school math, 43% approving means that 57% ..IN SOME FORM OR ANOTHER did not "approve" of him. Most outright disapproved
..and one there has a 37% approval / 63% other ratio, to be VERY SPECIFIC here.
I'll leave you to argue the math and the poll companies however you'd like...but the math is a pure thing. It's just numbers. Nothing more or less,
and math doesn't lie. It just is. When we have numbers from a wide range of sources that DO NOT agree, like each other and are in direct competition?
We can USUALLY take the average as being something close to the truth.
The truth is, the nation generally thinks President Barack Obama is doing a crappy job...it shows clearly...and his ratings have been in the crapper
for a good period of time now. That isn't new, different or remarkable except for the timing here to coincide with his speech at the SOTU.
Take care 'not supporting Obama'...when you so very clearly are. Regularly. (In my very personal opinion, of course)