View Full Version : GALLUP! I denounce you as an enemy of the people!

08-12-2011, 05:22 AM
[CHANNELLING DAVID PLOUFFE] How dare these infidel pigdogs at GallUp give dear leader a lower approval rating than Rasmussen!

They even show dear leader with a lower approval rating than the FOX NEWS poll!

Komrades ... THE ORDERS ARE CLEAR! (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_obama_job_approval-1044.html)

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>WE, THE O-CULT, HAVE ALWAYS PREFERRED RASMUSSEN AND FOX NEWS!</span>


08-12-2011, 10:58 AM
Well that's one possible reaction, I guess. Stripping away the sarcasm, sometimes Rasmussen (or even Fox) may show polling results more favorable to O than does Gallup. Quelle surprise!

Similarly, it shows that Gallup isn't in the tank (at least all the time) for the Dems or O, and will sometimes show lower polling than others do for them.

But Gallup has shown recent favorable polls for Dems and O as well.

Gallup now has O ahead of a generic GOP candidate, and the Congressional preference moved back to the Dem side:

From TPM (http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/08/congressional-democrats-on-the-comeback-in-the-polls.php?ref=fpblg) <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> So it's not a huge surprise in this era of lightning quick political reaction that Americans are swinging back to the party they just kicked out of the House, according to new Gallup data released Friday and a PPP(D)/Daily Kos survey from earlier in the week.

Both polls showed Democrats taking the lead in the Generic Congressional Ballot, a metric showing who voters generally feel they want to control the House and Senate. Gallup consistently measures it, and Democrats held a healthy lead throughout 2007 to the end of 2009, when the GOP started making gains and eventually led. The Republican high water mark was around election time in 2010, but it didn't last very long: early into 2011 Democrats surpassed them again, the data shows, and have opened up a lead. The newest rating is 51% in favor of a Democratic candidate versus 44% for a Republican one.

Gallup identified a possible reason for the drop in support for GOPers. From the report:

Gallup also asked registered voters how a Tea Party endorsement would affect their likelihood of voting for a congressional candidate. The effect is nearly 2-to-1 negative, with 42% saying they would be less likely to vote for such a candidate versus 23% saying they would be more likely. About a third say it would make no difference or are unsure.

A PPP(D)/Daily Kos poll showed similar results in a national poll conducted from August 4th to the 7th. That poll showed a 47 - 40 break for Democrats, including a slight advantage with independent voters, 39 - 36.

The TPM Poll Average shows a virtual tie on the question as of today.</div></div>