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04-22-2011, 03:40 PM
The New York Times is burrying the lead on their latest poll. The numbers are just brutal for the White House:

70% of Americans feel things in this country are seriously off on the wrong track. That is the highest number since the 79% registered in 1/11/09 when President Bush was still in office.

80% rate the national economy as bad (44% fairly/36% very). Only 19% rate it as good (2% very/17% fairly).

39% think the economy is getting worse, only 23% say it is getting better. Last month those numbers were even at 26. In February they were flipped at 32% better, 22% worse.

57% disapprove of Obama’s handling of the economy. That is the highest disapproval measured by the CBS/NYT poll. His 38% approval is matched only once by a pre-Democractic election wipe out October poll.

59% disapprove of Obama’s handling of the federal budget. Also the highest CBS/NYT has ever measured that number.

Obama’s Libya approval numbers have completely flipped from 50/29 approve in March to 45/39 disapprove today.

46% disapprove of the way Obama is handling foreign policy. That is the highest number ever for Obama in a CBS/NYT poll. His 39% approval on FP is also his lowest score ever.
55% tell NYT/CBS they would rather have a smaller government providing fewer services. Only 33% want a bigger government with more services.

When asked “Do you think Barack Obama has the same priorities for the country as you have, or doesn’t he?” 53% said no and 43% said yes. When Obama was inaugurated those numbers were 65% and 28% no.


04-22-2011, 03:45 PM
The Spin Doctors will be here soon!:popcorn:

04-22-2011, 03:55 PM
The Spin Doctors will be here soon!:popcorn:

The Spin Doctor is already here. The OP IS spin.

HCF - why not just post the actual story from NYTimes?

KC Dan
04-22-2011, 03:56 PM
How about the actual poll results?


KC Dan
04-22-2011, 03:58 PM
The story


04-22-2011, 04:03 PM
Nation’s Mood at Lowest Level in Two Years, Poll Shows

Americans are more pessimistic about the nation’s economic outlook and overall direction than they have been at any time since President Obama’s first two months in office, when the country was still officially ensnared in the Great Recession, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

04-22-2011, 04:08 PM
Well. So much for rebuttal.

04-22-2011, 04:11 PM
Rebut what? The polled people hate the Republicans as much or more.

04-22-2011, 04:11 PM
Are you ****ing kidding me? That's a defense?

04-22-2011, 04:13 PM
Are you ****ing kidding me? That's a defense?

Defense against what? What's the charge?

From HCF's thread title, I assume he's claiming the NYTimes is misleading in some way.

04-22-2011, 04:14 PM
Dog shit doesn't taste as bad as pig shit. You're lucky we have dog shit.

04-22-2011, 04:15 PM
It must be one hell of a chore to wake up every day knowing you're going to be you.

04-22-2011, 04:17 PM
So no actual answer? How exactly is the NYTimes "in the tank with the Pres?" What lede are they missing?

04-22-2011, 04:25 PM
Rebut what? The polled people hate the Republicans as much or more.

Three years into it and the best you can say about obama is that although the country hates him they hate other people too?
What do you do here, laugh or cry?

04-22-2011, 04:31 PM
Mr. Obama has considerable support for his proposal to end tax cuts for those households earning $250,000 a year and more: 72 percent of respondents approved of doing so as a way to address the deficit.

And, in what he can take as a positive sign for his argument the nation has a duty to protect its most vulnerable citizens, about three-quarters of Americans polled think the federal government has a responsibility to provide health care for the elderly, and 56 percent believe it has a similar duty to the poor.

“Keep people’s taxes and give them medical benefits,” Richard Sterling, an independent voter of Naugatuck, Conn., said in a follow-up interview.


Yet more than 6 in 10 of those surveyed said they believed Medicare was worth the costs. And when asked specifically about Medicare, respondents said they would rather see higher taxes than see a reduction in its available medical services if they had to choose between the two.

Given the choice of cutting military, Social Security or Medicare spending as a way to reduce the overall budget, 45 percent chose military cuts, compared with those to Social Security (17 percent) or Medicare (21 percent.)

It doesn't sound like the whole country's become teabaggers. Of course, that's just my opinion.

04-22-2011, 04:36 PM
People on welfare oppose cutting welfare.
Anyone with a play in the game wants everyone else to be cut, not them.
When we realize its a matter of survival and all are gonna take a hit, then we will have made progress.

R, D, I, or whoever you may be.

Thats not an opinion. Its real world.

04-22-2011, 04:57 PM
Rebut what? The polled people hate the Republicans as much or more.


Finally, this country is finally becoming aware of the fact that both sides are of the same strain of shit.

Flush the toilet.

04-22-2011, 05:19 PM
Obama's numbers will come up once we have a couple of those trains built.