Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Shocker polls: That Sarah Palin-Barack Obama gap melts to 1 point

Lordy, Lordy, Lordy, look what the pollsters just brought in.

A pair of new surveys revealing that President Obama is still declining and has hit a new low in job approval among Americans just 56 weeks after they elected him with a decided margin.

And -- wait for it -- Republican Sarah Palin is successfully selling a whole lot more than books out there on the road. Even among those not lining up in 10-degree weather to catch a glimpse of pretty much the only political celebrity the GOP has these days.

First, el jefe. Facing double-digit unemployment, rising spending, deficits and Afghan war casualties plus a keystone but stalled healthcare reform effort that caused a rare Sunday presidential visit to Capitol Hill, Obama recently fell below 50% job approval for the first time.

Then, last week's deft dance of rhetoric over sending reinforcements to Afghanistan but, on the other foot, bringing them home quickly maybe gave him a brief boost. That, however, collapsed with equal rapidity.

Obama's new Gallup Poll job approval number is 47%. Last month it was 53%.

Regular Ticket readers will recall how in this space in late November we pointed out that Obama's closely watched job approval slide was coinciding with Palin's little-noticed rise in favorability. And it appeared they might cross somewhere in the 40s.

Well, ex-Sen. Obama, meet ex-Gov. Palin.

The new CNN/Opinion Research Poll shows Palin now at 46% favorable, just one point below her fellow basketball fan.



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3 comments:

Keyboard Jockey said...

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Lee Hazel said...

It is very interesting how Press Secretary Gibbs threw the offending pollster under the bus in almost the exact words that Obama used to describe his disdain for those who follow the daily gyrations of the Stock Market.

These guys are just way too elitest and insulting on soooo many levels.
PC is Thought Control
LEE

Keyboard Jockey said...

Met Office, which has spent four days collecting signatures. The initiative is a sign of how worried it is that e-mails stolen from the University of East Anglia are fueling skepticism about man-made global warming at a critical moment in talks on carbon emissions.

One scientist said that he felt under pressure to sign the circular or risk losing work. The Met Office admitted that many of the signatories did not work on climate change..

MEANWHILE GEARING UP FOR THE PRESIDENT’S TRIP TO HOPENHAGEN OR CARBONHAGEN, THERE APPEARS TO BE A MARKETING CAMPAIGN UNDERWAY

“It’s The Marketing Stupid”

Mary Matalin Called Global Warming “A Money Scam” This Morning On Imus In The Morning.

http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/2009/12/4-out-of-5-denist-recommend-or-its.html