Posts Tagged ‘bounce’

Bye Bye, ‘Bama Bounce

February 7, 2010

It was widely recognized prior to Obama’s state of the union speech that he would get a bounce from it.  EVERY president gets a temporary bounce in the polls following the state of the union.

Which was why it was so nauseating to hear Democrats joyfully and even mockingly praising Obama’s new “highs” that took him to the soaring heights of 50%.  You’d have thought that we’d just had another election — and Obama won in a landslide.

Well, back to reality.

It’s not enough to say that Obama lost every nanometer of his bounce; he is now significantly lower in the polls than before his speech.

Here’s the rodent-hole approval that Obama now “enjoys”:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 26% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-three percent (43%) Strongly Disapprove which gives Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -17 (see trends). […]

Overall, 44% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance. That matches the lowest level of overall approval yet measured for this president. Fifty-six percent (56%) now disapprove.

And prior to Obama’s speech, he was here:

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows that 27% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Forty-two percent (42%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -15 (see trends). […]

Overall, 46% of voters say they at least somewhat approve of the President’s performance. Fifty-three percent (53%) disapprove.

Geez, Barry Hussein.  It’s almost like you gave a big speech, and even more people recognized that you were nothing but a liar and a fraud than before.

Get it through your head, Jeremiah Wright protegee; we no likey your Marxism.

Before Vice President Debate, Palin Already Beating Biden

August 31, 2008

Initially, 67% of voters didn’t have enough information on Sarah Palin to have any opinion whatsoever.  But after the rush of media coverage, 53% now have a favorable opinion of her, versus only 26% with an unfavorable opinion, said Rasmussen.

The most important quote:

“Palin earns positive reviews from 78% of Republicans, 26% of Democrats and 63% of unaffiliated voters. Obviously, these numbers will be subject to change as voters learn more about her in the coming weeks. Among all voters, 29% have a Very Favorable opinion of Palin while 9% hold a Very Unfavorable view.”

By way of comparison, on the day he was selected as Barack Obama’s running mate, Delaware Senator Joseph Biden was viewed favorably by 43% of voters.

What I find significant about this is the two numbers – 53% and 63%.  We have never seen Barack Obama or Joe Biden – or for that matter John McCain – poll over 50% at any time.  Paliln’s pull with unaffiliated voters seems incredibly promising.

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