Obamunism! Consumer Confidence Hits Two Year Low

From Rasmussen:

The Rasmussen Consumer Index, which measures the economic confidence of consumers on a daily basis, fell three points on Thursday to 67.8. That’s the lowest level in nearly two years, since July 24, 2009.  Consumer confidence is down four points from a week ago, down eleven points from a month ago and down ten points from three months ago…

There are a few polls out there purporting to show Obama and his Democrats as the winners in the budget debate…that the GOP will be blamed if there is a shut down or default.  These polls fly in the face of two facts:

1.  Its not like the Democrats are innocent bystanders with nothing to do with the issue.

2.  Poll after poll shows people just miserable about the state of the nation.

Given these two facts, I find it highly unlikely that a majority of Americans – or even a plurality – will heap blame primarily upon the GOP for whatever goes wrong.  To this day, probably not one in 20 Americans could correctly identify the Speaker of the House in a line up.  No, my friends, if things blow up, they blow up in Obama’s face…he’s the President, he’s the man who said that everything was going to get better with him in office, he’s the man who said he’d bring us all together.

Well, people can see that isn’t working and that is why Obama’s poll numbers are tanking…and if don’t get a budget deal, people aren’t going to suddenly say, “hey, that poor Obama!  Done in by the GOP so let’s re-elect Obama”.  That just isn’t going to happen.  The only way Obama and his Democrats can gain a 2012 advantage is if things get better – and so much better that people can clearly perceive that things are improving.  Can that happen?  Certainly – not too likely, but it can happen…but if it doesn’t happen then people will not give Obama four more years just because they’re mad at the House GOP leadership, even supposing they lay primary blame on them for the failure to get a budget deal.

60 thoughts on “Obamunism! Consumer Confidence Hits Two Year Low

  1. RetiredSpook July 15, 2011 / 9:25 am

    he’s the President, he’s the man who said that everything was going to get better with him in office, he’s the man who said he’d bring us all together.

    And if GOP ads don’t constantly remind the American people of those two facts, they’re missing an opportunity of ginormous proportions.

    Other than brain-dead kooks like Thomas, Mitch and Monty, who can’t even verbalize a coherent political philosophy, I can’t fathom who is going to vote for Obama again. Surely not the hundreds of thousands of students (a major portion of his 2008 base) who have graduated college in the last couple years and can’t find a job. Surely not the people who thought ObiOne was going to make their car and mortgage payments. Surely not the 14+ million unemployed, especially the ones whose unemployment benefits have run out. As I’ve said on several occasions, who in their right mind wants more of anything we’ve experienced in the last 30 months?

    • Mark Noonan July 15, 2011 / 10:17 am


      Right now, Obama is only assured of support from the foaming-at-the-mouth liberal base…you really have to be a blind partisan to consider voting for Obama. Of course, by 2012 things could be different…not much chance of it being better, but it could be.

      • MontyBurns July 16, 2011 / 2:01 am

        “Right now, Obama is only assured of support from the foaming-at-the-mouth liberal base”

        Harry Reid won with a lot less than that because you insisted on nominating a deranged lunatic to run against him; you seem to be enamored of this strategy in 2012 as well, for which Obama is grateful, I’m sure.

    • ragingbull July 15, 2011 / 10:29 am

      spook, i was talking about this with someone the other day. think about those that voted for zerobama.

      do you think he’ll get 98% of the “black” vote again? i doubt it.

      how about all of those “independents” that said there were gonna vote for the black guy so they could feel better about themselves?

      or the countless amount of people who stayed home instead of going to vote for mccain? now, mccain wasn’t the best choice or would have been some great president, but if you give me the choice between a gunshot to the head or hitting me in the head with a 2×4, i’d take my chances with the 2×4.

      but this time around, the students who don’t have jobs aren’t going to the polls to vote for zerobama. the blacks who found out that their lives didn’t improve one bit because zerobama was the president will probably stay home. and what about all those independents trying to satisfy their “white guilt”? how many are saying, this is what we voted for?

      zerobama will lose for the same reason mccain lost…people just won’t show up to vote for him. in the last election, those that stayed home instead of voting for mccain might as well have voted for zerobama. those that don’t show up to vote for him this time around might as well go and vote for the GOP candidate.

      • RetiredSpook July 15, 2011 / 1:05 pm


        There’s no doubt that an awful lot of people who voted for BHOzo in 2008 are going to be hard-pressed to come up with justification to do so again.

    • thomasg0102 July 15, 2011 / 1:17 pm


      Here you come again with your stupid philosophy bs. If you want to know my philosophy, go read Keynes with regards to economics and Locke with regards to society.

      Stop asking bs questions and ignoring te issues we have as a nation today.

      On your point of nobody will for him…it’s complete bs. The country realizes that this President took over during a great recession. I takes time to climb out of holes. Add to that the fact that this GOP has been opposed to him not based on principle, but because they want to beat him in an election, and you have a dangerous mix for our nation.

      Thankfully, you and your I’ll are not only the minority, but also on the fringe of your own party. Only 20 more years before this baby boomer generation is irrelevant. I can’t wait.

      • Cluster July 15, 2011 / 1:23 pm

        Add to that the fact that this GOP has been opposed to him not based on principle, but because they want to beat him in an election – thomas

        And I remember when Harry Reid called the Iraq war lost. Was that said on principle? Or to win an election?

        From earlier today:

        Throughout the press conference, Obama blasted Republicans for ignoring what he said is the will of the American people by rejecting tax increases

        Wasn’t it just a few short months ago, in December 2010, that the democratically controlled WH, Senate, and House extended the current tax rates?

      • thomasg0102 July 15, 2011 / 1:28 pm


        To you, this is a game of some sort. A tit for tat. Just because Reid said it, cantor can do it do….ooooh, and you claim the GOP are the adults in the room?

        Really doofus?

      • RetiredSpook July 15, 2011 / 1:32 pm

        I takes time to climb out of holes.

        Yeah, especially when the strategy has been to dig faster.

      • GreenMountainBoy July 15, 2011 / 1:32 pm

        Just what would qualify as opposing bams on principle? I am a anti communist/socilaist/marxist/lenninist/progressive. I oppose everthing bams has done. I still wonder how you can get more principled than that.

      • thomasg0102 July 15, 2011 / 1:38 pm


        Considering he is NONE of those things, I don’t know what you’re opposing.

        Are you opposed o gitmo remaining open? Our increased involvement in Afghanistan? Are you opposed to the DODT policy being removed? Are you against the payroll tax decrease for 1 year?

        Tell us, what specific policies of the president are you against?

        Is is nt a fairy tale where you can just say you’re against communism and haver people with any brain believe you. (This excludes you Amy, we all know you’re a millionaire and don’t need to think because you know all)

      • Cluster July 15, 2011 / 2:01 pm

        I oppose Obamacare, I oppose his stimulus, I oppose his class warfare, I oppose his lack of an immigration policy, I oppose him suing my state, I oppose his demonizing job creators, I oppose his justice departments actions, etc.

        Are those principled?

      • Amazona July 15, 2011 / 2:15 pm

        Well, you see, tommy, people who actually comment on POLITICS have to know POLITICS. That is, they have to understand and commit to a specific political system, hopefully based on objective analysis of its advantages and defects, and particularly of its history of success or failure when applied to the governing of a nation.

        When people just comment on PEOPLE, or whine about EVENTS, they are not talking about politics at all but about a thin, shallow, veneer of pseudo-politics that sucks in the mindless without demanding that they actually know anything.

        You see to be admitting that you, like Velma, find actual IDEAS of no value or interest, choosing instead to stick to the superficial illusion of political commentary which seems to be, by your posts, to be limited to snarling at the cartoonish stereotype of the opposition you have been fed.

        Now, we could tell from the quality of your posts and the mindless glee of your silly attacks that you really have no political foundation other than spite and malice. But it is interesting to see you backed into a corner where you have to admit this.

        So you and your type can continue to substitute personality disorders for political commentary. What matters is that you have effectively identified YOURSELF as nothing but a mindless speed bump wannabe, with absolutely no political opinion more complex than the projectile vomiting of anti-conservative pap.

        Hint: You don’t get out of a hole by digging faster, any more than you get out of debt by borrowing more. Duh.

  2. Cluster July 15, 2011 / 10:08 am

    Isn’t it interesting that just two years ago, with Democrat majorities, Obama lectured us and told us to “ride in the back of the bus”, while Pelosi and Reid were ignoring their constitutional duties and not submitting budgets, and Obama was cramming a stimulus and a massive health care entitlement down our throats. But yet now, it’s all the GOP’s fault.

    Obama, and his merry band of liberals, are all petulant little children, and the American voter knows this, and will not reward him with four more years.

    • MontyBurns July 16, 2011 / 2:03 am

      “petulant little children, and the American voter knows this”

      Actually, the American voter knows who the petulant little children are; that’s why they don’t blame Obama for the GOP’s inability to even pretend that they’re adults.

  3. GreenMountainBoy July 15, 2011 / 10:13 am

    You wingnuts are making me sick. All you do is critisize bambam. You never have anything good to say about teh messiah. You are just jealous of the best totus eveh! He DID kill obl that ought to count for something with you bitter clingers. 🙂

  4. ragingbull July 15, 2011 / 11:22 am

    whoops….forgot to add…rasmussen? NEXT!

  5. franklymydear July 15, 2011 / 12:26 pm

    “Other than brain-dead kooks like Thomas, Mitch and Monty, who can’t even verbalize a coherent political philosophy . . .” I am sick of hearing about your political philosophy. If you want to discuss philogophy, take a college class. It is time we have practical action and stop the nonsense of “political philosophy”. Americans want results – not more partisian behavior.

    One of the main reasons it has been so difficult for President Obama to accomplish anything has been the absolute determination by the GOP to make sure this president fails – even if it also means the country fails. He has been up against a brick wall since day one with the GOP. That is pure immaturity and childish behavior by the GOP. It is their job to represent their constitutients and not play political games with every damn issue that comes up. When Mitch McConnell says his priority is to make sure Obama is a one term president, you know his goals are stictly political. Has nothing to do with actually making sure the economy gets back on the road to recovery. The GOP is willing to see the US economy fall off the cliff it it would mean they could once again regain power of the White House. Is that really the kind of leadership the American voter wants. Then you have Eric Canter who nothing but a cry baby and believes he should get his way on everything and is trying to push Boenher out of his leadership role.

    If the GOP does not shape up and do what is right and the stock market takes another huge fall the American people are going to blame the Republicans. Count on it. And rightly so. If you cannot face that fact you do not live in the real world.

    It is time to stop with the political games being played by the Repulicans and start acting like adults and doing what is best for the country and not just their own political future.

    • Amazona July 15, 2011 / 1:02 pm

      You tell ’em, frank! You just keep on squealing that “political philosophy” has nothing to do with politics!

      It is time we have practical action and stop the nonsense of “political philosophy”. Finally, a Lib who will stand up and state what he really thinks!

      Well, not THINKS so much as FEELS, but then it is Libs we are talking about.

      Yep, frank is a great example of what passes for political discourse on the Left. Remind me never to let frank build me a house. “It is time we just start building and stop the nonsense of having a plan for what the house is supposed to be when we are finished.”

      This is why the Left should never be allowed to run a country, or an economic system. Or, evidently, a bake sale. “It is time we start baking and stop the nonsense of needing recipes.”

      What could be a better explanation for the free-form chaos of the current administration than the explanation that no overall structure is needed, we just need to have ACTION!

      Now we just have the question: Is frank really so profoundly stupid he thinks it “nonsense” to have a coherent political plan based on a coherent political philosophy before rushing into “action” or is he just aware that disclosing his allegiance to the always-failed Leftist political model will mean he will then have to try to defend it?

      Either way, frank has effectively proved, once and for all, his total irrelevance as a political commentator.

      • franklymydear July 15, 2011 / 1:03 pm

        Amazona, if I actually gave a rats behind I would read your response. However, since I don’t you just wasted your time. Thanks anyway for caring.

      • RetiredSpook July 15, 2011 / 1:11 pm

        Amazona, if I actually gave a rats behind I would read your response.

        Too funny, Velma. That’s exactly the way most of us feel about your drivel.

      • Cluster July 15, 2011 / 1:13 pm

        Well, not THINKS so much as FEELS, but then it is Libs we are talking about

        That is exactly it. In fact vandregg earlier stated that she supports Democrats because….wait for it, she believes that they CARE more for people.

        That’s it. That’s her entire reasoning.

      • Amazona July 15, 2011 / 1:20 pm

        Gee, this seems to be Loser Excuse Day.

        First Velma tries to hide her abject political ignorance behind a facade of finding political philosophy “nonsense”. (“I could have one if I wanted to, I could understand political ideologies if I felt like trying, I just don’t think it is necessary.”)

        Then she tries to reframe her total smack-down as irrelevant, not worth the effort it would take to read it. (I would have understood it if I bothered to read it. I would have been able to rebut every word, if I felt like trying. I just don’t think it is necessary.)

        Can you imagine the mess her contracts must be? “It is time we write some contracts and stop the nonsense of “contract law”.

    • GreenMountainBoy July 15, 2011 / 1:03 pm

      Socialism mixed with donkrat style crony capitalism is the best thing for our country. Damn, nobody told me that.

      • thomasg0102 July 15, 2011 / 1:21 pm

        Nice attempt at humor green. Nobody told me anarchy was the best form of governance….wait, it’s not governance at all….that’s what te GOP wants….

        How’s that for humor?

      • Amazona July 15, 2011 / 1:22 pm

        Yes they did. They have been telling you that for two and a half years.

        You just have your head too cluttered up with that “nonsense” of a coherent political philsophy to pay attention.

      • RetiredSpook July 15, 2011 / 1:42 pm

        Nobody told me anarchy was the best form of governance….wait, it’s not governance at all….that’s what te GOP wants….

        What a load of crap, Tommy. The colonies convened the Constitutional Convention because the original Articles of Confederation resulted in a system that was too close to anarchy. They came up with a solution that, while not perfect (hence 27 amendments over the next 200+ years), was, and still is, the greatest governing document in the history of the planet. All Conservatives want to do is get back to the principles behind that document, nothing more, nothing less.

        BTW — Keynes? How’s that working out for ya?

      • Amazona July 15, 2011 / 2:22 pm

        ” anarchy was the best form of governance….wait, it’s not governance at all….that’s what te GOP wants….

        How’s that for humor?”

        If by “humor” you are talking Dumb and Dumber, then yes, you are funny. Tee hee.

        See, the trolls CAN be lured into revealing their political philosophy, such as it is, lame as it is, stupid as it is, wrong as it is.

        Here is tommy either lying or admitting to abject stupidity, by claiming that the GOP “wants” anarchy.

        Looks like he’s been flipping through the mitchionary:

        anarchy A carefully detailed and outlined form of government, with responsibilities divided among federal, state and local government entities.

        ‘Cause that’s the only way the term can be used to relate in any way to conservative ideas of governance.

    • Amazona July 15, 2011 / 1:14 pm

      Not that we need it, but….yet another example of frank’s truly astounding cluelessness.

      ” One of the main reasons it has been so difficult for President Obama to accomplish anything has been the absolute determination by the GOP to make sure this president fails..”

      You see, to frank and his fellow brain-dead Lefty tools, politics is nothing more than personality. Everything, to him, pro or con, comes down to personalities. When seen through this infantile fan-club-mentality filter, of course any opposition to the agendas of the Obama administration HAS to be a “determination ……to make sure this president fails…”

      If you not only possess no coherent political philosophy but find one unnecessary, believe a political philosophy to be mere “nonsense”, then what is left to base your political opinions on? Nothing but feelings.

      And how likely are you going to be to be able to understand that people who DO have a coherent political philosophy will object to and try to defeat one that is inherently contradictory to it, based on objective analysis and not on emotion.

      A political philosophy is an idea of what political system is the best one for governing the nation. So it is only natural to oppose a political system which has a completely different view of how the country should be run.

      This has nothing to do with personality, with “this president”. The hyper-emotional emoters like frank have to assume that because his world view is personality-based and spite-driven, so is that of everyone else.

      Great snapshot of what passes for political thought on the Left, frank.

      • thomasg0102 July 15, 2011 / 1:25 pm

        Amy the ignorant,

        Why don’t you just admit you hate all democrats and make things easier on yourself. Tis incessant faking and acting as if you’re anything more than a millionaire farmer who looks down on everyone (your words, not mine)

        Although, I have to say, your rants are hilarious and I can’t wait to see what you have to say once Obama wins his second term….can you say jump of ae bridge

      • Amazona July 15, 2011 / 2:35 pm

        Well, gee, tommy, for me to “admit I hate all Democrats” would make me a liar, and therefore qualified to be a Lefty like you.

        1. I do not hate
        2 I do not believe that most Democrats are Lefties
        3 The only people I look down on are those who posture as political commentators but who are politically illiterate and ignorant of the ideology of both major US political parties, but who use the pretense of political commentary to wallow in negative pathologies.
        4 While I don’t HATE liars like you, who seem to find such glee in regurgitating the same fantasies over and over again, I do scorn you/them for your/their dishonesty
        5. While I don’t HATE bigots like you, who seem to find such glee in regurgitating the same bigoted hatreds over and over again, I do scorn you/them for your/their inherent ugliness.

        But since you insist that I am a “millionaire farmer” doesn’t it irk you that a “farmer” can acquire such wealth while you remain stuck in Looserville, hung up on the government teat and seething with impotent rage and resentment for those so much more successful than you?

        Gotta go…time to hook up the Mercedes and plow the North 40. Sure hope I can find that diamond tiara that I lost last week, running down orphan immigrants—-the backup tiara just doesn’t block the sun as well. Then it’s lunch at the club with the Forbes group, ho hum.

      • MontyBurns July 16, 2011 / 2:07 am

        For all your hysterical ranting above, you didn’t do anything to dispel the fact that the GOP has done everything it possibly can to make sure Obama fails. Not even you can manage to spin that lie…can you?

      • Amazona July 16, 2011 / 2:16 pm

        Only to Monty would a calm and rational response to specific allegations be considered “hysterical ranting”.

        Poor Monty—the Lie Reflex is so strong with him he has to lie even about silly things like this.

      • MontyBurns July 17, 2011 / 12:57 pm

        Oh, sorry, did I hurt your feelings by pointing out the obvious, Amazona?

    • franklymydear July 15, 2011 / 1:16 pm

      Oh come on spook, if not for the “lefties” who post here you would have nothing to say because everyone would agree on everything. How much fun would that be? At least you do not write the drivil that amazona writes and re-writes each and everyday. She is boring and her constant rants get tiresome.

      • Amazona July 15, 2011 / 1:24 pm

        “boring”—–too many words for a limited intellect to be able to follow

        “tiresome” —-too many ideas for a limited intellect to be able to comprehend

        Still ducking and dodging that “posting without a clue” label, eh, Velma? Sorry it hasn’t worked out for you.

    • tiredoflibbs July 15, 2011 / 2:24 pm

      dreggs whines AGAIN: “One of the main reasons it has been so difficult for President Obama to accomplish anything has been the absolute determination by the GOP to make sure this president fails – even if it also means the country fails. He has been up against a brick wall since day one with the GOP.”

      From day one? Really??

      ObAMATEUR had total majorities in both houses. The GOP could do nothing to stop legislation. NOTHING! A filibuster could not work. obAMATEUR had trouble getting his policies past his own part. As in healthcare he had to politically pay off members of his own party to get their votes!!!

      Quit whining your dumbed down talking points lies. obAMATEUR did not need anyone to make sure he would fail nor force him to, he did it all on his own.

      the only crybabies in DC are the libs, who for years puffed out their chests and spoke against raising the debt ceiling as irresponsible and burdening our children and grandchildren. now all of a sudden they change their tune including the obAMATEUR himself!!!

      It is time to stop the political games. The libs need to get off their collective butts and follow the Constitution and spend responsibly. obAMATEUR increased the baselin budget by 25% in his first two years. YOU CANNOT TELL ME THERE ARE NO ROOM FOR SPENDING CUTS.

      But of course you will since it is in your dumbed down talking points.

    • RetiredSpook July 15, 2011 / 2:27 pm

      I am sick of hearing about your political philosophy.

      Then get the hell off this blog, Velma, because this is a political blog — A CONSERVATIVE POLITICAL BLOG!! Go somewhere like KOS or HUFFPO where you can wallow in your own ignorance and nastiness with others of your ilk.

      • neocon1 July 15, 2011 / 4:03 pm


        I second that for all the trolls.

  6. Cluster July 15, 2011 / 12:52 pm

    One of the main reasons it has been so difficult for President Obama to accomplish anything has been the absolute determination by the GOP to make sure this president fails – franklymydear

    I will remind you that the Democrats controlled all three branches of government for two years, failed to submit a budget, increased spending by a trillion dollars, and there was absolutely nothing the GOP could do to stop it. Just FYI

    • franklymydear July 15, 2011 / 1:01 pm

      That may be true Cluster however it did not stop the Party of NO doing its best to make sure nothing was accoplished by this President if they could stop it. And you forget the Democratic Party has a few of those who were elected as Democrats but are actually Republicans. I believe you have a few on your side of the aisle as well that do not work well within the party – you call the RINOs.

      • Amazona July 15, 2011 / 1:42 pm

        Poor sad pathetic Velma, so intent on reminding us that she has absolutely no clue.

        Hey, Vel—-we got it! A long long time ago.

        While you are tittering over the brilliant wit of “Party of NO” (oblivious to the fact that the term was coined to describe the Dems when they were refusing to enact their Constitutional duty to “advise and consent” regarding Bush’s court appointments) and spouting more of your nonsense. let me suggest something for you to think about:


        It is impossible to respond to a Velma post without several “DUHs”. The woman is profoundly stupid. What else can explain her obsession with the fact that one party does not support the agendas of the other party? Only someone with such a limited intellect could be so bumfuddled by the simple fact that if you believe in small government you are not going to vote for big government, etc.

        Oh, that’s right—those ideas are components of “political philosophy” and therefore “nonsense”.

  7. franklymydear July 15, 2011 / 1:12 pm

    I know Rasmussen is Mark’s go to poll (wonder why?) but I prefer a more honest polling taken by a more impartial polling organization. The numbers are not all good but not all bad either. If Rasmussen had been correct over the past 4 years Obama would never have been elected, and once elected, he would have been impeached by now. Impeachment is the GOP answer to Democratic presidents. If Obama is re-elected I predict that is the next step for the GOP – to start impeachment proceeding. They are poor loosers (but loosers just the same).

    • Amazona July 15, 2011 / 5:26 pm

      ..but I bet they can spell “losers”.

      After seeing it so much for soooo many years in descriptions of herself, you would think Velma would have been able to memorize that.

      Can you imagine the mess her contracts are?

    • Amazona July 15, 2011 / 5:42 pm

      Uh-oh, Velma!! FACT ALERT 1 FACT ALERT 1 You may want to try to wedge yourself under your desk for this—we all know how you hide from reality.

      (Apologies in advance for so many words and confusing tables. I tried to find Rasmussen For Dummies but no luck…)

      D2D Politics Two-Party Vote Split 11/04 27180 53.6 46.4 Obama +7.0 0.61%

      7 Day – Average 10/28 – 11/03 27180 51.5 44.3 Obama +7.2 0.61%

      10 Day – Average 10/25 – 11/03 34834 51.0 44.7 Obama +6.3 0.54%
      Rasmussen Tracking 11/01 – 11/03 3000 LV 52 46 Obama +6.0 1.82%
      Reuters/CSPAN/Zogby tracking 11/01 – 11/03 1201 LV 54 43 Obama +11.0 2.87%
      Marist 11/03 – 11/03 804 LV 52 43 Obama +9.0 3.52%
      IBD / TIPP 11/01 – 11/03 981 LV 52 44 Obama +8.0 3.19%
      Gallup Tracking 10/31 – 11/02 2472 LV 53 42 Obama +11.0 1.88%
      Diageo / Hotline 10/31 – 11/02 887 LV 50 45 Obama +5.0 3.37%
      Marist 11/02 – 11/02 635 LV 53 44 Obama +9.0 3.96%
      FOX News 11/01 – 11/02 971 LV 50 43 Obama +7.0 3.21%
      NBC News / WSJ 11/01 – 11/02 1011 LV 51 43 Obama +8.0 3.14%
      GW / Battleground Tracking 10/29 – 11/02 800 LV 50 44 Obama +6.0 3.54%
      Ipsos / McClatchey 10/30 – 11/02 760 LV 53 46 Obama +7.0 3.62%
      Pew Research 10/29 – 11/01 2587 LV 52 46 Obama +6.0 1.96%
      CNN / Opinion Research 10/30 – 11/01 714 LV 53 46 Obama +7.0 3.74%
      ABC News / Wash Post 10/29 – 11/01 2172 LV 54 43 Obama +11.0 2.29%
      CBS News 10/30 – 11/01 607 LV 54 41 Obama +13.0 4.05%
      Rasmussen Tracking 10/29 – 10/31 3000 LV 51 46 Obama +5.0 1.82%
      Reuters/CSPAN/Zogby tracking 10/29 – 10/31 1201 LV 49 44 Obama +5.0 2.87%
      Gallup Tracking 10/28 – 10/30 2078 LV 50 45 Obama +5.0 1.88%
      Diageo / Hotline 10/28 – 10/30 870 LV 48 41 Obama +7.0 3.39%
      Marist 10/29 – 10/29 543 LV 50 43 Obama +7.0 4.29%
      FOX News 10/28 – 10/29 924 LV 47 44 Obama +3.0 3.28%
      Rasmussen Tracking 10/26 – 10/28 3000 LV 50 47 Obama +3.0 1.82%
      Reuters/CSPAN/Zogby tracking 10/26 – 10/28 1179 LV 49 44 Obama +5.0 2.91%
      Gallup Tracking 10/25 – 10/27 2439 LV 49 47 Obama +2.0 1.88%
      Hotline / FD 10/25 – 10/27 878 LV 50 42 Obama +8.0 3.52%
      Ipsos / McClatchy 10/23 – 10/27 831 LV 50 45 Obama +5.0 3.47%
      ABC News / Wash Post 10/23 – 10/26 1314 LV 52 45 Obama +7.0 2.76%
      Pew Research 10/23 – 10/26 1198 LV 53 38 Obama +15.0 2.88%
      Newsweek 10/22 – 10/23 882 LV 53 41 Obama +12.0 3.36%
      FOX News 10/20 – 10/21 936 LV 49 40 Obama +9.0 3.27%
      CBS News / NY Times 10/19 – 10/22 771 LV 52 39 Obama +13.0 3.60%
      NBC News / WSJ 10/17 – 10/20 1159 RV 52 42 Obama +10.0 2.94%
      ABC News / Wash Post 10/17 – 10/20 1324 LV 53 44 Obama +9.0 2.73%
      CNN / Opinion Research 10/17 – 10/19 746 LV 51 46 Obama +5.0 3.66%
      LA Times / Bloomberg 10/10 – 10/13 1030 LV 50 41 Obama +9.0 3.12%
      CBS News / NY Times 10/10 – 10/13 699 LV 53 39 Obama +14.0 3.78%
      Ipsos / McClatchy 10/09 – 10/13 1036 RV 48 39 Obama +9.0 3.10%
      Fox News 10/08 – 10/09 900 RV 46 39 Obama +7.0 3.32%
      Newsweek 10/08 – 10/09 1035 RV 52 41 Obama +11.0 3.11%
      American Research Group 10/04 – 10/06 1200 LV 49 45 Obama +4.0 2.89%
      NBC News / WSJ 10/04 – 10/05 658 RV 49 43 Obama +6.0 3.90%
      Time 10/03 – 10/06 1053 50 44 Obama +6.0 3.08%
      CNN 10/03 – 10/05 694 LV 53 45 Obama +8.0 3.79%
      CBS News 10/03 – 10/05 616 LV 48 45 Obama +3.0 4.03%
      GWU (Lake/Tarrance) 10/01 – 10/06 800 LV 50 43 Obama +7.0 3.54%
      Democracy Corps 10/01 – 10/05 1000 LV 49 46 Obama +3.0 3.16%
      Marist 09/28 – 09/30 943 LV 49 44 Obama +5.0 3.26%
      Ipsos / McClatchy 09/26 – 09/29 1007 LV 48 45 Obama +3.0 3.15%
      ABC News / Wash Post 09/27 – 09/29 916 LV 50 46 Obama +4.0 3.30%
      Pew Research 09/27 – 09/29 1181 LV 49 43 Obama +6.0 2.91%
      Time 09/26 – 09/29 1133 LV 50 43 Obama +7.0 2.97%
      Gallup Tracking 09/27 – 09/29 2729 RV 49 43 Obama +6.0 1.88%
      Rasmussen Tracking 09/27 – 09/29 3000 LV 51 45 Obama +6.0 1.82%
      Hotline / FD 09/27 – 09/29 903 RV 47 43 Obama +4.0 3.30%
      Gallup Tracking 09/24 – 09/26 2759 RV 49 44 Obama +5.0 1.88%
      Rasmussen Tracking 09/24 – 09/26 3000 LV 50 44 Obama +6.0 1.82%
      Hotline / FD 09/24 – 09/26 912 RV 48 43 Obama +5.0 3.30%
      Marist 09/22 – 09/23 689 LV 49 44 Obama +5.0 3.81%
      FOX News 09/22 – 09/23 900 RV 45 39 Obama +6.0 3.32%
      Marist 09/22 – 09/23 689 LV 49 44 Obama +5.0 3.81%
      FOX News 09/22 – 09/23 900 RV 45 39 Obama +6.0 3.32%
      CBS News / NY Times 09/21 – 09/24 774 RV 47 42 Obama +5.0 3.59%
      Gallup Tracking 09/21 – 09/23 2712 RV 47 44 Obama +3.0 1.88%
      Rasmussen Tracking 09/21 – 09/23 3000 LV 49 47 Obama +2.0 1.82%
      Hotline / FD 09/21 – 09/23 903 RV 48 42 Obama +6.0 3.30%

      So, once again—baldfaced (except for those long chin hairs..) liar or dumb as dirt? Or are we going with “Both of the Above” again, based on evidence?

  8. franklymydear July 15, 2011 / 1:21 pm

    For a more HONEST assesment of what the polls are really showing:


    For those who cannot stand the truth, stick with Rasmussen. You can have your own opinions but you cannot have your own facts.

    • dbschmidt July 15, 2011 / 1:51 pm

      A couple of questions about National Polls; What questions were asked? What people were polled (general, registered, likely)? How was the poll weighted?

      All this information is available with Rasmussen but not on this site like a great deal of the “honest” polls Democrats point towards. Wonder why, once again, they do not want the people to know both sides of the story..

      • franklymydear July 15, 2011 / 2:31 pm

        schmidt, should you go to their websites I am sure you can get that information.

      • dbschmidt July 15, 2011 / 10:46 pm

        Point being is that I did visit the National Polls site and nothing about how the poll was conducted was available thereby making it irrelevant. There is a big difference when you can see who was asked–registered voters versus likely voters versus the general population. How many were polled and the margin of error but never mind–just find the one with the numbers you like and post away. I will not even bother with trying to explain weighting to you.

    • tiredoflibbs July 15, 2011 / 2:26 pm

      Notice that Rasmussen tracks along with the majority of “impartial” polls. The trends are the same and most are within the margin of error.

      But that is too complicated for dreggs to comprehend that.

    • MontyBurns July 16, 2011 / 2:15 am

      “You can have your own opinions but you cannot have your own facts.”

      They can have their own facts inside their bubble. That’s why they never leave their bubble.

      Look at cluster, for example. He told this lie downthread: “any GOP candidate is beating Obama”

      Of course, this is only true inside the bubble. Outside the bubble (aka in the real world) “generic Republican” does well against Obama, but actual Republicans do poorly. To make it even funnier, the more popular the Republican is on B4V (Bachmann, Cain, Palin), the worse that Republican polls against Obama. People like cluster are dishonest to the point of delusion, but inside the bubble, they can claim their delusion is truth.

      • Amazona July 17, 2011 / 11:35 am

        People like cluster are dishonest to the point of delusion,

        Examples, please. Not just hateful Lefty ‘opinion’ but verified fact. For a change.

      • MontyBurns July 17, 2011 / 12:56 pm

        “Examples, please. ”

        Uhhh…the post you’re referencing.

        You’re not seriously that obtuse, right?

  9. franklymydear July 15, 2011 / 1:24 pm

    I do Cluster. More reliable and honest. We still have a few weeks befor the next presidential election so it will depend on who the Republican candidate is as to how the American public will vote. So far it does not look too promising for the GOP.

    • Cluster July 15, 2011 / 1:35 pm

      Well considering that the GOP field is known, and that any GOP candidate is beating Obama – I would say Obama’s chances are slim

      • thomasg0102 July 15, 2011 / 1:40 pm

        I’d say the chances you know what you’re talking about are slim as well if you think Cain or Bachman or newt can beat the president.

        At this point, you’re lucky If the evangelicals in your party even consider Romney to be suitable.

        Nce try though cluster.

      • franklymydear July 15, 2011 / 2:32 pm

        I know that you are hoping they are slim.

      • neocon1 July 15, 2011 / 4:07 pm


        stuck on stupid?…you keep thinking that Moron.
        al-O hussein is toast no matter how many times you dive into the kneepad tank.

  10. Amazona July 17, 2011 / 11:46 am

    LOVE to watch the Lefty Lemmings scurrying around, sniffing the behinds of whoever they think might be a GOP candidate, clustering together to chatter about them, and then hustling off for more sniffing and speculating.

    What WE see is the absolute dominance on the Left of Politics of Personality. Not one of these frantic little critters has the slightest interest in the actual POLITICS of any of the people they chatter about, much less the realization that when it comes to selecting a candidate it will be the political philosophy of the candidate that makes the difference.

    At least on the Right it will. On the Left it will still be platitudes, leg tingles, and mindless rejection of an imagined Right.

    Just look at what these silly Lefties chatter about. It’s all superficial, it’s all personality. Who makes how much money, who has had how many wives, who has gone to what church, chitter chitter chatter chatter snicker snicker tee hee.

    This IS what passes for politics with these people.

    It’s not whether or not our original Constitutional model is the best way to govern the country. It’s not whether all-out Marxism or the slightly watered-down version of Marxism, Leninism, should be the system of choice.

    The real question is, will this People Magazine level of kinda-politics be enough to get these people to the polls, or will they be satisfied with the illusion that the strutting of their personality disorders on political blogs is really all they need to do?

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