About That “Obama Reaches 50% Approval” Poll…

by William Teach | March 14, 2012 10:26 am

Al Reuters breathlessly tells us that the guy presiding over the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression and making a serious hash of it rocks[1]

For the first time since early July, more Americans approve of the job President Barack Obama is doing than disapprove, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll that shows his approval rating now at 50 percent.

That’s wonderful, except

The Reuters/Ipsos telephone poll of 1,084 adults included 554 respondents who identified themselves as Democrats, 421 as Republicans, and 109 as independents. The total respondents included 937 registered voters.

As Ed Morrissey[2] points out

So the big news for Obama is that in a poll that consists of 51.1% Democrats, he gets a 50% approval rating? Yeah, that’s a boost, all right.

This is just one of the shenanigans we can expect to see in the run up to the General Election, with the media trying to protect Obama.

  1. rocks: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/14/us-usa-campaign-obama-idUSBRE82C1AN20120314
  2. Ed Morrissey: http://hotair.com/archives/2012/03/14/shocker-poll-with-51-democrats-gives-obama-50-approval-rating/

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