You just gotta love the predictability of the MSM. This Washington Post story says it all; it’s no secret that President Obama’s poll numbers are tanking. His overall approval rating is dropping and of course his individual numbers per issue have been taking a nose dive.
But leave it up to the Post to throw a cog in the wheel, and try to say what really is happening isn’t really happening at all.
There are several new polls out over the past 24 hours that show more problems for President Obama. The trend lines are consistent: declining support for his health-care plan, rising worries about the deficit and slippage in his approval ratings. But what if the polls are wrong?
Yes, it appears that the author is admitting what we already know, but of course read further in the piece and the explanation of what is really happening according to the wizards in the media begins.
We are to believe that a 12 person focus group, 8 of which voted for Obama anyway, will give us a proper sample of exactly how the American people really feel. Essentially the Washington Post piece says that the polls are not to be believed, Obama transcends polls, he made those folks feel so good on election night that they were bound to come down from the high they were experiencing. The piece ends this way,
Obama has hit a difficult patch at six months, and no one can be certain about the outcome. But if these dozen independent voters are any guide, he has created a strong bond with the public and a fair amount of goodwill as he battles for his agenda.
Hart had spent the day digesting the results of an NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll that showed warning signs for the president. But as Hart put it when the session in Towson ended: “Don’t get fooled by the numbers alone because there is something that is stronger there — and that surprised me and I thought that was important.”
I don’t ever remember seeing a media outlet, even one that might have been friendly to him, try and explain away George W. Bush’s low poll numbers. I can’t wait to see how they try and explain a 40% approval rating and the failure of healthcare.