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‘Fraud’: Mainstream polls use 29% more Democrats than Republicans. This explains while everyone had Hillary winning by a landslide. They actually believed their own bullshit.

And, said the report from Bombthrowers.com, one outfit, the Economist, used 58 percent more Democrats than Republicans in a recent poll on Trump’s approval ratings.

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CNN’s opening paragraph should have been “Even Democrats abandoning Obama.” Instead it was “Barack Obama’s base is behind another term for the president, according to a new CNN/ORC International poll.”

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Barack Obama celebrates after seeing on CNN that he has been re-elected

It’s really almost amusing to watch the way CNN spins the results of its own poll:

Seven in 10 Democrats say they’d like to see Obama as their party’s presidential nominee next year.

But wait. There’s real news buried somewhere in this article:

That figure may seem promising, but support for Obama’s re-nomination has fallen 11 percentage points since June.

And yet, despite the fact that other polls show the Obama’s support has plummeted with every group that got him elected in 2008, CNN deems Obama re-elected:

Without a prominent primary challenger, Obama’s bid for re-election seems to be safe for now.

His re-election seems to be safe. Not his re-nomination, but his re-election. Move along now. Nothing to see here.

Source: CNN

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Commodore John Kerry and David Astroturf … er … Axelrod tell us that, unlike man-caused-disaster making freedom-fighters of ambiguous religious persuasion, Tea Party types are terrorists.

A recent Rasmussen poll reveals a whopping 29% of Americans agree, while a small group (55%) apparently didn’t hear the question:

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Those Tea Party terrorists scare the hell out of Democrats and the media

Fifty-five percent (55%) of Likely U.S. Voters … say members of the Tea Party are not economic terrorists. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 29% believe Tea Party members have been terrorists during the budget debates, while another 16% are undecided.

Wait! So by nearly 2-to-1, likely voters DON’T think Tea Party members are terrorists? Strange we didn’t see that in the media….

… 53% of Democrats view Tea Party members as terrorists, 57% of voters not affiliated with either major party disagree, as do 74% of Republicans.

… 60% of those in the Mainstream don’t see members of the Tea Party as economic terrorists. The Political Class is almost evenly divided on the question.

Democrats and the Political Class seem to think along the same lines. What a surprise.

….85% of the Political Class feel the Tea Party has made things worse for the country in terms of the budget debate. Mainstream voters by a 40% to 33% margin tend to think the Tea Party has made things better.

Voters feel more strongly than ever that decreasing government spending is good for the economy and think tax increases of any kind are bad….

Feckless political class types like Kerry and Axelrod are terrified their con game is in jeopardy. Terrorism, it seems, is in the eye of the beholder.

– Written by Bonfire of the Absurdities

Source: Rasmussen

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“The science is settled” is the mantra repeated by global warming true believers to justify their faith in a fraudulent religion. Ad nauseam.

Uh-oh. In another blow to the Gospel According to Saint Al, it turns out that the vast majority of Americans are apostates.

al-gore-global-warmingRasmussen has the details:

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of American Adults shows that 69% say it’s at least somewhat likely that some scientists have falsified research data in order to support their own theories and beliefs, including 40% who say this is Very Likely. Twenty-four percent (24%) don’t think it’s likely some scientists have falsified global warming data, including just six percent (6%) say it’s Not At All Likely. Another 10% are undecided.

The number of adults who say it’s likely scientists have falsified data is up 10 points from December 2009 .

Fifty-seven percent (57%) believe there is significant disagreement within the scientific community on global warming, up five points from late 2009. One in four (25%) believes scientists agree on global warming. Another 18% aren’t sure.

We just did our own survey. 50% of the IHTM staff thinks Al Gore concocted global warming to line his own pockets and 50% think he did it to advance one world government. The margin of error is 50% one way or the other.

Source: Rasmussen

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According to a new Zogby poll President Obama’s promise of hope and change is working out in the Arab world about as well as it’s working out in the good ol’ US of A. In other words, not well.

But at least the Europeans still love him.

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Hoax and change

Commentary magazine has the details:

Respondents rated Obama’s policies as the least popular, when compared with other leaders, including Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Killing Osama bin Laden also contributed to the Arab world’s negative views of Obama. In all six countries surveyed – Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Jordan, the UAE and Saudi Arabia – the majority of respondents said killing bin Laden made them “less favorable toward the U.S.” Notably, in Egypt, only 2 percent said the al Qaeda leader’s death made them view America more positively.

Most surprisingly, Obama’s approval ratings are even lower than President Bush’s before he left office in 2008. They dropped from 26 percent to 12 percent in Morocco, 9 percent to 5 percent in Egypt, 16 percent to 10 percent in Jordan and 22 percent to 12 percent in the UAE (though they did improve in Saudi Arabia, and tick up slightly in Lebanon).

But how is this possible? President Obama gave that dandy speech in Cairo. He announced that Muslim outreach was one of NASA’s main goals. He bowed to the king of Saudi Arabia. He demanded that Israel commit national suicide by returning to its 1967 borders.

There’s only one answer. Those Arabs are raaaacists.

Source: Commentary Magazine

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Let’s see. There are 300 million Americans and Rasmussen says 61% of them hate the media. According to our rough calculations, that means we have about 183 million potential readers.

Damn it. We’re not fulfilling our potential. This is like reliving every report card we ever got in school.

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Fox News will probably be the only television network to report this story

Rasmussen confirms that although we are thought leaders, we are economic laggards:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 61% of Likely U.S. Voters are at least somewhat angry at the media, with 26% who are Very Angry. Thirty-six percent (36%) don’t share that anger, including 13% who are Not At All Angry at the media.

This is only slightly less anger than voters expressed in June of last year as the midterm election season was heating up.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking everyone hates the media, though. There is one narrow segment of the American public that loves the media. You won’t be surprised to find out who they are:

The Political Class, however, likes the job the media is doing. While 47% of Mainstream voters feel that most reporters are trying to advance the president’s agenda, 64% of those in the Political Class think they are more interested in unbiased reporting. No wonder, then, that 71% of Mainstream voters are angry at the media, but 83% of the Political Class are not.

The same Rasmussen poll shows that 69% Americans express anger at the current policies of the federal government.

Maybe we should start a second money-losing site called IHateTheGovernment.com. It would be based, of course, on the time-tested liberal theory that we lose money on every website, but we’ll make it up in volume.

H/T: CO2Insanity

Source: Rasmussen

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According to the old saying, “If you try to please everyone, you won’t please anyone.” John McCain is the personification of that saying.

KOLD-TV has the results of a new poll that Arizona’s senior senator will undoubtedly find particularly unpleasant:

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If you thought John McCain was angry before, just wait until he sees the results of this poll

John McCain has the second-lowest approval rating among U.S. senators, according to a new poll.

About one-third of Arizona’s registered voters approve of McCain’s job performance — 34 percent compared with 53 percent who disapprove of the job he’s doing — according to a new poll by Public Policy Polling.

That’s a drop from 40 percent approval in January.

Only Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) scored lower among sitting senators, 29 percent to 58 percent.

To repeat, McCain’s approval rating is a lowly 34%.

Let this be a lesson: Officially abandon your party and become the United States Senator with the lowest approval rating. Unofficially abandon your party and become the senator with the second lowest approval rating.

It appears that people have figured out that the definition of maverick is “someone who has no moral convictions and is willing to screw anyone anytime anywhere.”

Source: KOLD.com

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First time unemployment numbers continue to hover over 400,000 per week. We’re this close to a double dip recession. The debt is soaring. The dollar in sinking. Far as we’re concerned, the only question that arises from this new Marist poll is this:

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Mission accomplished: America's economy destroyed

What the hell is wrong with the 43% who don’t disapprove of Obama’s handling of the economy.

McClatchyDC.com has the details:

Public disapproval of President Barack Obama’s handling of the economy reached a new high in mid-April, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll, as gasoline prices neared $4 a gallon and Washington lawmakers fought a bitter battle over the federal budget.

Some 57 percent of registered voters said they disapproved of Obama’s economic management, while only 40 percent approved. That’s the lowest score of his presidency.

“These numbers spell political trouble,” said Lee Miringoff, the director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion in New York, which conducted the survey. “To get re-elected with a 57 percent disapproval rating would be a very tall order.”

Meanwhile, public pessimism is growing: Fifty-seven percent of U.S. adults said they thought the worst was yet to come for the U.S economy, up sharply from 39 percent in January. And 71 percent said the nation was still in a recession, even though the slump, which began in December 2007, officially ended in June 2009.

Yes. The worst is yet to come. It’s more than a year and a half until the next election and no Republicans stand out yet.

Source: McClatchyDC.com

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This is not the kind of news Al Gore likes to read as his personal chef is preparing his eggs benedict. No, not at all. Turns out there is a global warming consensus, but it’s not the one Gore was hoping for.

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Al Gore personally leads the fight against global warming by using three 30-inch HD monitors instead of four

CNS News offers up the details:

Most of the human race does not see global warming as a serious threat, according to a Gallup poll released last week that surveyed individuals in 111 countries.

Respondents were asked: “How serious of a threat is global warming to you and your family?” They were given the options of anwering: not at all serious, not very serious, somewhat serious or very serious.

Worldwide, only 42 percent told Gallup they believed global warming was either a “somewhat serious” or “very serious” threat.

As highly-trained experts in advanced mathematics, we have been able to determine that that means 58% don’t think it’s a serious threat.

In the United States, 53 percent of those surveyed think global warming is a “somewhat serious” or “very serious” threat. Gore shouldn’t celebrate those numbers, though, because that’s down from 63% in 2008.

Only 10% of the residents of Somaliland think global warming is a somewhat serious or very serious threat.

Greece is is the nation most afraid of global warming. Perhaps that nation’s economic woes can be attributed to the fact that 87% of Greeks spent all their money on Gore’s snakeoil.

Source: CNS News

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Democrats can only look at the results of this poll and say, “Crap. There goes a generation of indoctrinating school children down the drain.”

USA Today has the results of its latest Gallup poll:

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The President is disappointed in the American people. Very disappointed.

By more than 3-to-1, those surveyed say the deficit stems from too much spending, rather than too little tax revenue.

When it comes to solving the deficit problem, about half of Americans, 48%, want to do it entirely or mostly with spending cuts. Some 37% support an equal mix of spending cuts and tax increases; 11% prefer mostly tax hikes.

Republicans hold a 12-percentage-point edge over Democrats as the party better able to handle the budget, and a 5-point edge on the economy in general. On a list of six issues, Democrats hold a narrow advantage only in handling health care.

At least the Democrats are consistent. In addition to running a huge deficit in the economy, they run a huge deficit in the polls.

Source: USA Today

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Hoo boy, what’s a socialist President to do? He needs to raise the debt limit so he can keep spending, needs to increase the debt limit to satisfy his political base, but a new poll indicates that he’d be punished in the polls for doing it.

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Want more money? Just crank up the printing presses and let 'er rip!

CBS News reports Obama’s awkward situation:

Despite Obama administration warnings that failing to do so would devastate the economy, a clear majority of Americans say they oppose raising the debt limit, a new CBS News/New York Times poll shows.

Just 27 percent of Americans support raising the debt limit, while 63 percent oppose raising it.

Eighty-three percent of Republicans oppose raising the limit, along with 64 percent of independents and 48 percent of Democrats. Support for raising the debt limit is just 36 percent among Democrats, and only 14 percent among Republicans.

Note that 48% of Democrats oppose raising the debt limit. That means the President is appealing only to the extremists in his own party when he says, “This has worked so well that we should do it again.”

To tell the truth, we’re not actually sure they the extremists. They may actually be morons.

Source: CBS News

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The numbers are devastating for Chicago Jesus and his Democrat apostles in latest CBS/New York Times poll. Absolutely devastating.

You never know what’s going to happen in politics, and eighteen months is an eternity, but it appears that Obama’s brand of Chicago socialism has been thoroughly rejected by the American people.

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The people were angry and they casteth stones, for they learned that Chicago Jesus was a false prophet

The Washington Examiner reports the ugly details:

  • 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.

These numbers prove one thing: Chicago Jesus was a false prophet, but there is a God.

Source: Washington Examiner

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“¡Si, Se Puede!” was the Spanish version of “Yes we can!” Does anyone know how to say, “No we can’t” in Spanish? It might come in handy at campaign headquarters because President Obama’s approval rating among Hispanics has dropped from 85% in May of 2009 to 47% today.

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"Yes We Can" has turned into "This guy's a pinche puto"

Gallup reports the muy malo noticias:

As President Barack Obama was preparing to meet at the White House on Tuesday afternoon with a group of business, religious and law enforcement leaders to talk about immigration reform, the Gallup poll released its latest weekly presidential job approval numbers indicating that Obama’s approval among Hispanic Americans had dropped to an all-time low.

In the week of April 11-17, Gallup reported, only 47 percent of Hispanics said they approved of the job Obama was doing as president.

This was only the third week during Obama’s presidency that his job approval among his Hispanics has been lower than 50 percent. The previous two occasions were Sept. 20-26, 2010, when Obama’s approval dropped to 49 percent among Hispanics, and the week of July 26-Aug.1, 2010, when it dropped to 48 percent.

Now if the Republicans could just come up with a better presidential candidate than Donald Trump, we could end this national nightmare.

Paul Ryan? Chris Christie? Marco Rubio? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

Source: CNS News

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We look forward to the day when the line charting President Obama’s approval rating crosses the line charting the unemployment rate. And at the rate we’re going, that day isn’t too far off.

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His approval is down, but his chin is still up

The Los Angeles Times reports on Obama’s latest Gallup disaster:

It could be gas prices, the budget debate, or simply the usual ups and downs of public opinion polling. But President Obama’s approval rating has dipped to a five-month low in Gallup’s daily tracking poll, reverting to post-midterm election lows.

… Obama’s low approval rating is not the result of the major speech he delivered on Wednesday. Some of the polling took place before he delivered the speech. Rather, a Gallup official believes the results reflect broad public dissatisfaction with the economy.

Forget the obesity epidemic we supposedly have in this country. If 41% still think this guy’s doing a good job, what we have is a stupidity epidemic.

Source: Los Angeles Times

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He’s been abandoned by independents, whites, the young and the elderly, but President Obama can rest assured that he can always count on the poor.

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The poor have reached the end of the line with President Obama

Wait. Not so fast.

CNS News has the results of a new Gallup poll:

President Barack Obama’s approval among the poorest Americans dropped to an all-time low of 48 percent last week, according to the Gallup poll, leaving the president with less-than-majority approval among all income brackets reported in Gallup’s presidential approval surveys.

Each week, Gallup publishes the president’s average approval rating for the previous week among four income brackets: those who earn $2,000 per month or less, those who earn between $2,000 and $4,999 per month, those who earn between $5,000 and $7,499 per month, and those who earn $7,500 per month or more.

For the week of April 4-10, Obama’s approval rating was 48 percent among those making $2,000 or less per month, and 46 percent among those in each of the three higher income brackets.

This was only the second time in his presidency that Obama’s average weekly approval rating among the poorest Americans had dropped below 50 percent. The first time was three weeks ago—in the week of March 21-27—when his approval dropped to 49 percent among Americans who earn $2,000 per month or less.

Obama = Titanic, reality = iceburg. And you know how that story ended.

Source: Gallup via CNS News

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On Monday, President Obama officially threw his hat in the reelection ring and it sounded suspiciously like an old joke.

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Moonbats? Zombies? Doesn't matter. Both blocs vote solidly Democrat.

Man: Ask me what makes me so funny.
Woman: What makes you …
Man: Timing.

Because on Thursday Rasmussen released a new poll that made the reelection bid seem a bit quixotic:

President Obama this week declared his intention to seek reelection, but just over one-quarter of voters say they share the same political views as the president.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 57% believe the president is more politically liberal than they are, while just nine percent (9%) say he is more conservative. Twenty-eight percent (28%) of voters say their political views are about the same as the president’s.

Of course, that’s just 28% of living voters. Democrat polls show that Obama’s political views are shared by 100% of dead voters, so he’s expected to cruise to an easy reelection victory.

Source: Rasmussen

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On one hand, liberals demand that we spend more money on education because they say that is the only path out of poverty. On the other hand, they refuse to enforce border laws and allow the nation to be flooded with poor, uneducated illegal aliens. And on the other other hand, they bemoan the fact that poverty is a terrible problem.

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This is what liberals call "climbing out of poverty." It's what conservatives call "skewing the stats."

Yet somehow our morally and intellectually superior liberal cousins never see the inherent conflict between those three issues.

The good news is that the American people see the issues very clearly:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 61% of Adults say if immigration laws were enforced, there would be less poverty in America. Only 19% disagree with that assessment, while 20% are not sure.

The number of adults who feel there would be less poverty is up 16 points from early July 2007 when only 45% of Americans felt that way. At that time, 32% disagreed.

Seventy-seven percent (77%) of Republicans and 58% of adults not affiliated with either political party feel there would be less poverty if immigration laws were enforced, a view shared by just 48% of Democrats.

… Despite the billions of dollars spent on government anti-poverty programs, a majority of Americans nationwide still believe there are more poor people in the country today than there were 10 years ago. In fact, a plurality (45%) of adults thinks the current government anti-poverty programs actually increase poverty in America.

A majority of Likely U.S. Voters feel that the policies and practices of the federal government encourage illegal immigration. Most voters continue to favor strong sanctions on employers who hire illegal immigrants and landlords who rent to them. Voters also feel strongly that police should check the immigration status of drivers during routine traffic stops.

Fifty percent (50%) of adults say it’s too easy to qualify for welfare in the United States. At the same time, 41% of Americans think it’s too easy to get food stamps in this country now.

Obviously, if you remove 20,000,000 illegal aliens from the poverty rolls in the United States, the stats start to look a lot different and liberal positions on poverty, education, crime and welfare quickly begin falling apart.

Congratulations to Rasmussen for asking the question liberals don’t want asked to the American people for seeing through years of liberal hypocrisy.

Source: Rasmussen

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The American people’s love affair with Barack Obama cooled off a long time ago. Now he’s losing even his most ardent liberal admirers, too.

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Rasmussen has details of the downward trajectory:

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Monday shows that 19% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Thirty-nine percent (39%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -20.

Today’s numbers reflect the lowest level of Strong Approval yet recorded for this president. There has been a sharp decline in enthusiasm among liberal voters.

Currently, just 37% of liberals Strongly Approve of the president’s performance. That’s down from 63% a year ago, 57% at the beginning of 2011, and 52% a week ago. Some liberal commentators have expressed disappointment with the president over the extension of the Bush tax cuts, the military action in Libya, and, most recently, the budget deal to avert a partial shutdown of the federal government. While liberal enthusiasm may be declining, 57% of voters believe the president is more liberal than they are.

As if things aren’t bad enough for the President, he’s going to give a speech to the nation on Wednesday night in which he explains that his solution to the debt crisis is to raise taxes.

In the words of Dandy Don Meredith, “Turn out the lights, the party’s over.”

Source: Rasmussen

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Interesting, isn’t it, that most Americans think they’re overtaxed, but that the political class doesn’t?

Rasmussen reports on the taxing situation:

Roughly two-out-of-three voters think Americans are overtaxed, and nearly as many say any federal tax increase should be subject to a vote by the American people. Complicating things for would-be budget cutters, however, is the belief by even more that any changes in Social Security and Medicare also should be voted on by the public.

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Funny that those who pay the taxes think they're overburdened, but those who live off the taxes disagree

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 64% of Likely U.S. Voters believe America is overtaxed. Twenty-four percent (24%) disagree, and 11% are undecided.,,

This is virtually unchanged from this time last year.

But the Political Class strongly disagrees. While 79% of Mainstream voters think Americans are overtaxed, 87% of those in the Political Class don’t share that assessment.

Unfortunately, we think the wording of Rasmussen’s question was problematic. “Are Americans overtaxed?” was almost guaranteed to get a different answer than “Are you overtaxed?” Especially within the political class.

The first option allows the respondent to talk about some vague, unidentified, amorphous group. You know, the little people in flyover country who wave the flag and obey the law and work hard for a living.

The second option goes directly to the individual respondent’s wallet. And we’re willing to be that the political class thinks they are personally overtaxed, but that all those other so-called Americans don’t pay their fair share.

Source: Rasmussen

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Now hold on just a gol dang minute. We thought the only people who opposed President Obama were evil white racists. Isn’t that what we’ve been told since the day the media anointed this guy?

So how does that jibe with the results of this new Gallup poll as reported by the Los Angeles Times:

Once monolithic, blacks’ support for the first African American president is still. . . . immense. But for unclear reasons it’s declined about 7% from well above 90% to 85% in March. That’s a new low since Obama’s inauguration 26 months ago.

Equally ominous for Obama in 2012, his approval among Hispanics, the nation’s fastest-growing demographic, has also fallen to again tie his term low of 54%. That’s a drop of 11 points from its early high of 65%.

Gallup seems puzzled by the unexpected decline, mentioning March’s major news as possible reasons: the ongoing fight with Congress over no fiscal 2011 federal budget and Obama leading the country into a new military combat zone over Libya.

Gallup seems puzzled? Perhaps. But we suspect that it’s the über liberal Los Angeles Times that’s really puzzled.

Source: Los Angeles Times

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Last week Chuck Schumer trotted out the results of the Democrats’ latest focus group and ordered his party’s other senators to begin calling the Republican agenda “extreme” in every other sentence. Now we know why.

Rasmussen has the bad news for Schumer:

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We would imagine that 50% of likely voters also consider Schumer to be a complete schmuck

Voters continue to view the Republican agenda in Congress as more mainstream than the agenda of the Democrats. But only one-in-four voters think the average member of either party shares the same ideology they do.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 45% say it would be more accurate to describe the agenda of Republicans in Congress as mainstream, up five points from last month. Thirty-eight percent (38%) say it’s more accurate to describe that agenda as extreme, while 17% more are undecided.

But half of voters (50%) say the Democratic agenda in Congress is extreme, while 37% see it as mainstream, also up five points from a month ago. Another 14% are not sure.

Surely Schumer finds these results disappointing in the extreme.

Source: Rasmussen

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“Drill, baby, drill” now has a doppelgänger known as “Cut, baby, cut.”

Would someone please send the results of this new Rasmussen poll to John Boehner and the rest of the cowardly Republicans in Washington, DC:

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Budget Chainsaw Massacre, starring Rand Paul, coming soon to a theater near you

A majority of voters are fine with a partial shutdown of the federal government if that’s what it takes to get deeper cuts in federal government spending.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% of Likely U.S. Voters think making deeper spending cuts in the federal budget for 2011 is more important than avoiding a partial government shutdown. Thirty-one percent (31%) disagree and say avoiding a shutdown is more important. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure.

Republicans want to make more spending cuts in the current budget than Democrats do, but 36% of voters think it would be better to avoid a government shutdown by authorizing spending at a level most Democrats will agree to. Fifty-seven percent (57%) would rather have a shutdown until Democrats and Republicans can agree on deeper spending cuts.

Everyone in Washington is addicted to spending and there’s only one way to cure it:

Cold turkey.

Source: Rasmussen

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It’s really getting ugly for Democrats. Uglier than a love child born to Helen Thomas and Yasser Arafat.

The latest Rasmussen poll points out the particulars in a far less hideous fashion:

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It’s been two months since Republicans regained control of the House of Representatives and they are now trusted more than Democrats on nine out of 10 important issues regularly tracked by Rasmussen Reports.In early January, voters trusted the GOP on all ten issues. That was the last time Republicans held trust on every issue since late August 2010. Still, this shows a sharp contrast from two years ago when Democrats were trusted more than Republicans on most issues.

Nice work, Democrats. Like we said, uglier than a love child born to Helen Thomas and Yasser Arafat.

Far be it from us to repeat ourselves, but that image is so particularly revolting that we thought it was worthwhile.

Source: Rasmussen

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Nancy Pelosi famously said, “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it.” Well, Nance, the American people have now had a full year to find out what’s in it and they don’t much like what they’ve found.

The latest CNN poll cements Pelosi’s place in history:

One year after President Barack Obama signed the health care reform bill into law, a new national poll indicates that attitudes toward the plan have not budged.

According to a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Wednesday, on the one year anniversary of the signing of the law, 37 percent of Americans support the measure, with 59 percent opposed. That’s basically unchanged from last March, when 39 percent supported the law and 59 percent opposed the measure.

“It’s worth remembering that opposition to the bill came from both the left and the right last year, and that has not changed either,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “In 2010, about a quarter of the health care bill’s opponents disliked the bill because it was not liberal enough – the same as today. That works out to 13 percent of all Americans who oppose the bill because it did not go far enough. Forty-three percent oppose it because it was too liberal.”

Considering that President Obama has already granted more than 1,000 waivers to this bloated pig of a bill, it appears that even those who supported it don’t like what they’ve found in it.

Is it 2012 yet?

Source: CNN

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In other news, 31% of the passengers approved of the Captain’s handling of the Titanic.

Rasmussen has the details of the economic malaise:

The number of voters nationwide who give President Obama good or excellent marks for his handling of economic issues has fallen to a new low.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters show that just 31% rate Obama’s handling of economic issues as good or excellent. Forty-five percent (45%) say the president is doing a poor job handling these issues.

Positive ratings for the president on these issues are down from 34% last week and are the lowest since he took office in early 2009.

Maybe next time around Rasmussen should ask what flavor of Kool-Aid is most popular among the 31%.

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Source: Rasmussen

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