Latest AP Poll Giving Obama 60% Approval Assumes There Are 59% (+17 Points) More Democrats Than Republicans

This just another example of the legion of bias in the mainstream media:

59% more Democrats than Republicans?  Really?  And we’re supposed to believe that after that vicious asswhipping Democrats got in 2010?  Riiighhhttt.

Let’s quickly do the math: 46% Democrats – 29% Republicans equals a difference of 17.  And 17 divided by 29 (the base number) is .58.6.  So there are 58.6% more Democrats than Republicans for this poll to be valid.

All The President’s Pollsters: AP Poll Skews Democrat by 58%
By John Romano

(YBH) – Covering American politics is a minefield even working with good information which eschews partisanship.

The AP was not helpful today in that lonely quest for unbiased intel.

They released poll numbers which have President Obama lurching forward with a 60% approval rating.  Sounds great for the President doesn’t it?

However, the AP polled a full 58% (+17 points) more Democrats in this poll than Republicans.  The AP always polls more Democrats for some reason (no explanation is given why), but this month’s partisan gap is the largest since April and May of 2009 when the Dem-Rep gap was +18 and +14 points respectively.   The poll released today had 46% of respondents self identify as Democrats and just 29% who identify as Republicans.

Not surprisingly, the President’s approval ratings in the three polls noted above that skewed most Democratic were the highest of his administration.  Each had the President’s approval numbers at 60%+.

Conversely, the two lowest approval numbers reported by the AP during Obama’s time in office was when poll respondents were distributed evenly among Democrats and Republicans.  In April and November of 2010 Democrats edged Republicans in the poll by just one point (November = Dem. 39%, Rep. 38% and April = Dem. 41%, Rep. 40%).  President Obama’s approval in those polls were 49% and 47%.

So when the AP releases its own poll and reports that, “In worrisome signs for Republicans, the president’s standing improved not just on foreign policy but also on the economy, and independent Americans,” perhaps the poll should be taken with a grain of salt.  What the heck?  Make it a grain of salt and a shot of Tequila for good luck.

The poll was joint effort between the AP and GfK Roper Public Affairs.  A call from YBH! to AP/GfK asking for a reason for the discrepancy was not returned.

If you trust the media farther than you can throw your giant-screen television across the front yard, you are a genuine fool.  It literally appears that they decided to give Obama 60% approval, and then figured out how many Democrats would have to be in their sample to obtain that pre-determined result.

Here’s a poll that is a little more based on reality:

Poll: Economy hampers Osama bin Laden boost
By JENNIFER EPSTEIN | 5/10/11 6:17 AM EDT
 
President Barack Obama’s approval rating continues to show a boost after the successful mission to kill Osama bin Laden, though it’s being weighed down by his lowest marks on the economy since taking office, a new poll suggests.

The president’s overall approval rating is at 52 percent in an NBC News poll released late Monday – a gain of three points since last month – while his disapproval rating dropped four points to 41 percent. The post-bin Laden bounce wasn’t quite as pronounced in this poll, conducted Thursday through Saturday, as it was in some polling done in the first two days immediately after the terrorist leader was killed.

Obama’s approval ratings are buoyed by big improvements in how Americans view Obama’s handling of foreign policy, with 57 percent approving, up from 49 percent in April. Meanwhile, Obama’s disapproval on foreign policy has dropped 11 points to 35 percent. Views of his handling of the war in Afghanistan have also improved, up 10 points since last month to 56 percent.

But views of how the president is handling the economy have dropped since April to their lowest levels since Obama took office. A month ago, 45 percent of Americans said they approved of his handling of the economy. That number is now down to 37 percent, while disapproval has risen six percentage points to 58 percent. Before this month, his lowest ratings on the economy came last August, when 39 percent approved and 56 percent disapproved of his job performance on the issue.

The poll was conducted May 5-7 and surveyed 800 adults. The error margin is plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

So AP and those who follow them claim that 58% of the country are enthusiastic Democrats, while in reality 58% of the REAL people are looking at Obama, then looking at their empty pocketbooks and their foreclosure notices, and then looking to anyone who can save them from Obama.

And the unjustified approval Obama is receiving for relying on Bush policies to get Osama bin Laden EVEN AS HE DEMONIZES THOSE VERY POLICIES is going to have a very short shelf life, indeed, according to most pollsters.  We can all remember George H.W. Bush having more than 90% approval after winning Gulf War I, only to lose to Bill Clinton.  And yet you’d think that Obama must surely be unbeatable given the media propaganda.

I think back to the World War II generation.  If you read the German propaganda at the time, Adolf Hitler was beloved to the point of deity.  The fact of the matter was that he never received more than 37% of the vote in any legitimate election.  Which only goes to tell you that fascism always works much, much better when the journalists embrace it.

I don’t know if we’re heading toward a 1984 society or an Animal Farm society.  But either one of them starts with massive disinformation that just keeps getting worse and worse.

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4 Responses to “Latest AP Poll Giving Obama 60% Approval Assumes There Are 59% (+17 Points) More Democrats Than Republicans”

  1. Robbie Says:

    realizing currently that nearly all elected democrats are liberal i wonder how many in the ap poll who are democrats would classify themselves as liberal – and judging by the poll results that would likely be a high percentage.

    again the liberals – aka the cult – 18-23% of America are and have never been a majority – just seems like it due to the industries libs tend to infiltrate (much like locusts) – you know the media, hollywood, sportswriters, newspapers.

    also michael you may enjoy the first hour of mark levins radio program 5/11 – spoke at length regarding citizenship and how our representatives of our republic are not elected to change the fabric of our culture rather protect and nurture it. he has a free website where podcasts can be downloaded if you are intesrested – i like him similarily to why i enjoy your blog – brings a perspective of issues i may not have thought of.

  2. Michael Eden Says:

    I love Mark Levin. I’ve got a couple of books he’s written (“Men in Black” and “Liberty & Tyranny”).

    If conservatives acted like liberals, and pulled the same kind of crap for their special interests that liberals do for theirs, America would implode in like two weeks. And liberals know it, too.

    Instead of being “strict constructionist” – and interpreting the Constitution as a historical document bound by the framers’ intent – if conservative justices started interpreting the Constitution as a “living breathing document that changes with the times,” just imagine the horror we could wreak.

  3. Robbie Says:

    yeah our special interests are property rights – wealth labor health care, limited govt intrusion, job/wealth/energy creators and a coherent foreign policy – strong military/defense.

    wouldnt be long before libs and connected lib industry would starve without govt guarenteed (coerced) revenue and Americans would have tens of thosands more in disposable income per year.

    think of how may industries rely on govt regulations to limit competition and for reliable revenue. i say this realizing rinos could be included in this category.

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    Robbie,

    I had an “argument” with my mechanic today. Actually, given the fact that he wouldn’t let me get a word in edge-wise, it was more of a lecture.

    Reuben is a fine master mechanic, and a truly decent guy. He isn’t a hard-core lib, in that he admitted that Bush was a good president.

    But he has imbibed the Kool-Aid that somehow the government needs to redistribute weath to poor people, and that corporations are the bad guys rather than the people who provide JOBS that are the only real way out of poverty.

    What was funny was, after Reuben claimed that Obama was turning things around, I got my only point in – that EVERYTHING HAS GOTTEN WORSE UNDER OBAMA. Reuben’s response was that everything was so messed up that it couldn’t be turned around. And he asked, “When the economy is as bad as it is, who can come in and turn it all around?”

    And at this point, Eddie, the owner, chimed in and said, “Ronald Reagan!”

    If Reuben owned the business rather than than Eddie, I have a feeling that he would probably have seen all the taxes and regulations as being counter-productive to his business, the way Eddie does.

    I didn’t get a chance to ask him (I tried, but Reuben interrupted me like three times), but I wanted to know if Reuben – the master mechanic – would be willing to have his salary “redistributed” to the other four grunt mechanics who work at the shop. I have a feeling he wouldn’t. I have a feeling he’d say, “I earned my extra salary by working hard, by taking training, and by being good at what I do.” But of course he then denies this for “the rich” and “corporations” and “Republicans.”

    There are just too many people – liberals and RINOs alike – who live in a world of contradictions and self-rationalizations.

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