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            Showing posts with label Poll Position.
            Showing posts with label Poll Position.

            Monday, September 17, 2012

            Fox & Friends Host Gets Punked On Air. Badly.

            Personally, I don't blame anyone other than the segment producer in this case. They were clearly so hard up to find someone to support their narrative that they didn't even bother vetting this d-bag. I'll also give some credit to Gretchen Carlson here for not losing her composure or getting totally trolled.



            In case you're wondering how this guy managed to slip past the people who are supposed to vet on air guests, . It explains a lot about how Fox finds their anti-Obama guests, and is fairly frightening/disgusting when you really think about it.

            Question: Should someone get fired over this, assuming they haven't already been?!?

            Thursday, August 23, 2012

            Romney Has Zero Perecent Of The Black Vote. Zero.

            in the African American community? Or that one very awkward appearance at a Philly public school? Or that paternalistic NAACP convention speech? It was all supposed to help Romney move the needle.

            Yeah, it's .

            After Mitt Romney selected his vice presidential running mate, and just days before the political conventions kick off next week, President Barack Obama maintains his advantage in the race for the White House, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

            In a smaller sample of voters living in 12 key battleground states – Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin – Obama leads Romney by three points, 49 percent to 46 percent.

            That’s a narrower edge in these battlegrounds than the eight-point lead the president enjoyed in the June and July NBC/WSJ polls.

            Looking inside the numbers, Obama continues to lead Romney among key parts of his political base, including African Americans (94 percent to 0 percent), Latinos (by a 2-to-1 margin), voters under 35-years-old (52 percent to 41 percent) and women (51 percent to 41 percent).

            Romney is ahead with whites (53 percent to 40 percent), rural voters (47 percent to 38 percent) and seniors (49 percent to 41 percent).
            Even though then-Senator Obama took 98% of the black vote in 2008, it's hard for me to believe Romney didn't even pull in 1% in this poll. Which either means it's a statistical anomaly or black folks (not even Republicans) simply aren't down with #TeamRomney.[1]

            What's your read on this?

            Question: Is Romney really getting zero love from black voters or is this just a statistical blip?

            [1] Of greater concern for Romney: He's getting trounced in the Latino, youth, and female vote as well. #PanderBetter

            Monday, April 9, 2012

            AverageNation™ Obama Approval Rating - March 2012.

            Okay, it's AverageNation™ Obama Approval Rating Poll time yet again. Try saying that 5 times!
            After an all-time low rating in our last poll, President Obama rebounded nicely this time. Then again, this poll presented the lowest number of total votes to date, so the results might be skewed a bit. Who knows?!?

            Eventually I'll get around to compiling the 3+ years of poll results into a nifty graph, but much like other approval ratings, our general trend has been downward. Going into an election year, I'm wondering what ya'll need too see from The Prez, and what he specifically needs to do to get re-elected. Chime in below.

            Question: Did you Approve of Obama's job performance or Not? Why?

            Tuesday, December 13, 2011

            Okay, it's AverageNation™ Obama Approval Rating Poll time yet again. Try saying that 5 times!
            This is probably one of Obama's lowest showing in our poll to date. No need to lie, I was originally supposed to run this every quarter, but well, this is a black owned and operated website. Typical CPT rules apply.

            Eventually I'll get around to compiling the 3 years of poll results into a nifty graph, but much like other approval ratings, our general trend has been downward. Going into an election year, I'm wondering what ya'll need too see from The Prez, and what he specifically needs to do to get re-elected. Chime in below.

            Question: Did you Approve of Obama's job performance or Not? Why?

            Friday, June 24, 2011

            The AB.com Obama Approval Rating™ - July 2011.


            Well, the bloom is officially off the rose.

            In the 2+ years that I've been running my quarterly AB.com Obama Approval Rating™ poll, this is officially the lowest rating evar.

            I can't say this wasn't expected. of course it was. Obama is, after all, a politician, not your best friend. He, like every President, was bound to disappoint eventually, and I think most of AverageNation™ has grown weary of his "typical politician" behavior. When the economy isn't humming along, and you're in 3 wars, and you're facing a debt crisis, there isn't much to cheer about, even for the most fervent ObamaBot.

            Personally, I still think he's got a good chance at winning in 2012, just because the competition is so lackluster. But that doesn't make him a great President by any stretch, it just means he sucks less than the other guy (or gal). Sorta like Duke beating Butler last year. Or UConn beating Butler this year. Or whoever beats Butler next year.

            Carry on.

            Question: What does President Obama need to do to win your vote (again) in 2012?!? Which GOP candidate poses the biggest threat?

            Tuesday, March 8, 2011

            The AB.com Obama Approval Rating™ - February 2011.

            Well, another month, another The AB.com Obama Approval Rating™ poll. The results, this time, weren't so good.
            So, over the course of 3 months, Barry fell 8% from a pre-election rating of 78%. I'm not really sure what to chalk this up to. Ya'll tell me.

            Question: What accounts for Obama's bad numbers this time around? Do you personally approve of his performance?

            Thursday, November 11, 2010

            Eff' a Frank Luntz. AB.com held the most accurate poll of support for President Obama since shortly after his election. The AB.com Obama Approval Rating™ is generally as good a gauge of how well the President is performing as you'll find, but sometimes the results surprise even me. This would be such a time.

            After bottoming out at 62% in July, and subsequently losing control of the House, I naturally assumed the Good Ship Barry be sinkin'. Not only was I waaay off, but Obama rebounded to post his second best score ever, nearly reaching the high water mark of 81%, achieved just after he took office.

            While I approved of Obama's performance, I really have no explanation for the jump, given the number of "L"s he's taken lately. Anyone care to explain?

            Question: What's up with this latest poll?

            Thursday, November 4, 2010

            It's AverageNation™ Obama Approval Rating Time Again.

            Yep, it's about that time yet again. The polls (quietly) opened today and will run for about a week. As usual, vote early and often, don't allow yourself to be systematically disenfranchised when the Blogger.com Poll Widget inevitably starts kirking out yet again Da' Man tries to administer that poll test. I don't know how many bubbles are in a bar of soap, and neither do you.

            Don't think about voting, Vote! Do it now! Do it for your ancestors! Do it for the chill'rens! Do it for my Technorati Rating!

            Obama registered an all-time low 62% Approval Rating when I last ran this feature the back in July. With the mid-term elections settled and the landscape for the next two years clearer, weigh in on how you feel the President's doing.

            Question: How did you vote? Why? Do you think the overall approval rating is going to drop, rise, or stay the same this time around?

            Tuesday, August 31, 2010

            Poll Position: Obama's Passing Grade.

            Last week, I gave my grade on President Obama's performance after 19 months on the job. While I agreed with much of what he'd done legislatively, I thought his leadership qualities left much to be desired and gave him an overall grade of C+. Ya'll were more or less on the same page.With elections and the lame duck session on the horizon, it'll be interesting to see whether Obama pushes for any more legislation or just falls back till the dust settles. We'll see.

            Question: What grade did you give the President and why?!?

            Monday, August 23, 2010

            Grading President Obama After 19 Months In Office.

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            When BP's Deepwater Horizon well went rogue, the Obama administration was criticized for being slow off the mark. Some of the criticism was justified -- the initial response did seem unfocused. But the administration managed to turn things around and quiet any talk of "Obama's Katrina." Obama persuaded BP to put up $20 billion as a guarantee that the Gulf Coast residents whose livelihoods were damaged or destroyed by the spill would be compensated.

            Supporting the mosque in Lower Manhattan didn't score any political points. But Obama saw his duty to uphold the values of our Constitution and make clear that our fight is against the terrorists, not against Islam itself. Instead of doing what was popular, he did what was right. Since we're entering that odd dead period before November elections, this is probably as good a time as ever to step back and evaluate the President's performance to date. Because seriously, he isn't getting anymore substantive legislation passed until the lame duck session begins November 5th. With lots of folks on their way out of office, plenty of stuff we go down then.

            I often get taken to task here (and by my mother of all people!) for being too critical of Obama. I suppose I understand that sentiment, but my assertions have always been clear. I agree with 90% of what he's done legislatively. I just think his leadership skills leave a lot to be desired, and are what's separating him from being a merely "average" President and a "good" one. I'm still not sure he's got the ability to be a "great" one, especially if/when he loses control of the House and/or Senate in November.

            Still, it's important to give credit where it's due. I'm sure plenty of people will rebut that when unemployment is 9.5%, there's very little credit to be given, and that would be understandable. Still, you have to judge a President in totality, and I give Obama credit for controlling what he can and doing a decent job of containing what he can't. Need I remind anyone that we were losing 700k jobs a month when Obama took office?

            It's silly to grade a person's performance after such an arbitrary time period on the job, but then again, it's also silly to take daily snapshots of a person's perceived performance and call it a "Presidential Approval Rating".

            Let's get more specific and

            Friday, July 16, 2010

            After rebounding nicely in the last polling of the AB.com Obama Approval Rating™ waaay back in May, things don't look quite as rosy for #44 right about now. For anyone taking score at 北京体彩网官方网站, this represents the lowest Obama's ever registered in our ongoing quarterly poll. The previous low mark was 65%, back in December 2009.

            I'd typically chime in with my expert opinion on what this all means, but it's a Friday so who cares? Have at it if you'd like in the comments section.

            Question: How do you explain Obama's astounding 19 point drop in the AB.com poll since April?

            Tuesday, June 15, 2010

            Poll Position: Kobe Needs Some Help.

            Like many of ya'll, I've been watching these NBA Finals, and while I'm not a Laker fan by any means, I'm pulling for them cause I really don't care for the Celtics at all. I ran a poll for the past week or so asking who ya'll thought would win this year's title. The results are pretty inconclusive, as has been the series to this point.
            With the series sitting at 3-2 and the Lakers on the brink of elimination tonight, your guess is as good as mine about how this series could end. But a few things stand out.

            Where's Kobe's Help?!? - We already knew not to expect sh*t from Ron Artest (although he's done a decent job on Paul Pierce), but what's up with the rest of the Lakers. Pau Gasol has regressed. Derek Fisher helped win Game 3, but otherwise, Rajon Rondo has eaten his lunch. Andrew Bynum is injured and hurts more than he helps. The one that married the Kardashian looks like he'd rather be on E! than the court. Seriously, if Kobe's gotta go for 40 tonight (which he could), the Lakers are toast.

            The Celtics Bench Is Better - Who figured Lil' Nate and Big Baby would be playing crunchtime minutes. Rasheed Wallace is defending the post and those Robert Horry 3's are finally falling. Tony Allen is making Kobe work. Who saw this coming?

            Change The Format Back, Please! - I hate this 2-3-2 format with a passion, and David Stern should change it. There's really no point. Teams travel in AirForce-1 level accommodations, so travel shouldn't be an excuse. How dumb is it to reward the team with the lesser record by giving them a 3 game stretch at 北京体彩网官方网站?

            Still, The Lakers Will Prevail - As I told ya'll before, supporting cast or not, Kobe is in Dynasty-building mode right now, and nobody is going to stop him. I see an easy Lakers win tonight, followed by an epic Game 7 which will probably be the most watched NBA game of all time. Expect greatness from Kobe, we're talking 50 point for-the-ages Kobe in Game 7.

            Question: How can the Lakers get back in this series? What happened to Kobe's supporting cast?

            Friday, May 21, 2010

            Poll Position: We Gettin' Obama Money!!!

            Last week, when the Dow was yo-yo'ing, I wondered how everyone else's 401k looked, so I posed a simple question: Under Obama, has your financial situation gotten better or worse?

            The answers were pretty predictable.

            So, most of ya'll say things aren't much different under Obama than under Bush. I guess if I gotta look at everything in aggregate, I'd say I'm slightly better off. My retirement savings are finally rebounding to something resembling the pre-recession numbers, mostly because I wisely reallocated to some very conservative holdings when I saw the ship sinking. After some nervous moments early last year, my Day Job is on stable footing, and I've even gotten a promotion. But my 北京体彩网官方网站's value has bottomed out, and will probably take another decade to get back to what I purchased it for. Then again, with the Making Work Pay tax credit, among other things, I got a great tax refund this year. So, mixed bag I suppose.

            What say ye'?

            Question: Has your financial situation improved, gotten worse, or stayed the same since Obama took office.

            Tuesday, April 13, 2010

            Poll Position: Go Head' And Order More Steve Harvey Collection Zoot Suits, Mike Steele!!! Your Job Is Safe!

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            Quit buying those tacky suits and stack yo' paper, Magic Mike. We're still in a recession, you know.

            Question: When will the GOP grow tired of Steele's antics and give him the boot? Is it possible to have done as sh*tty a job as he has to date and still stay employed? Is this some sorta odd reverse racism, that's allowing Steele to produce poorly and still keep a job "just cause he Black"?!?

            [1] Duh, Obama.

            [2] The Sixers were a bad fit from the jump. Here's to hoping the classy Jordan gets another chance someday.

            Thursday, April 8, 2010

            , and roughly the same as Clinton's. Bush Jr's were much better, thanks to 9/11. Carter and Bush Sr's were both much better. Not that that helped them much come re-election. So basically, approval numbers after 15 months on job don't mean sh*t. Basically.

            Monday, March 22, 2010

            It's AverageNation™ Obama Approval Rating Time Again.

            Yep, it's about that time yet again. The polls (quietly) opened today and will run for about a week. As usual, vote early and often, don't allow yourself to be systematically disenfranchised when the Blogger.com Poll Widget inevitably starts kirking out yet again Da' Man tries to administer that poll test. I don't know how many bubbles are in a bar of soap, and neither do you.

            Don't think about voting, Vote! Do it now! Do it for your ancestors! Do it for the chill'rens! Do it for my Technorati Rating!

            Obama registered an all-time low 65% Approval Rating when I last ran this feature the back in December 09'. With the passage of historic healthcare reform, I expect this number to go back up, but well, as sports commentators say, "that's why they play the game". So vote, please.

            I'm holding my commentary for now, I'll save it for the recap. We'll see what the rest of AverageNation™ thinks when the polls close in about a week.

            Question: How did you vote? Why? Do you think the overall approval rating is going to drop, rise, or stay the same this time around?

            Friday, February 5, 2010

            The SuperBowl Is This Sunday! Who Ya'll Got?!?

            , Drew Brees could prolly motivate these brothers to quit dodging their baby moms, and pay off all that back child support run through a brick wall. A wall of Colts won't be nearly as imposing.

            AB.com's Fearless Super Bowl Prediction: Saints 34 - Colts 31

            Question: Who you got winning Sunday's game? Why? Is "rooting for the black guy" anachronistically racist, or merely keepin' it trill?!?

            Monday, January 25, 2010

            Maybe President Obama Reads AB.com, After All.

            Monday, January 4, 2010

            Well, you knew the day was coming...

            It pains me to write this, but for the first time in my adult life, I do not approve of the job Barack Obama is doing as President. I ran a quick poll just before Christmas, checking in on the overall sentiment of AverageNation re: Obama's job performance. The results were enlightening to say the least.

            So, after registering in the mid-70's in all polls to date, Barry dropped a precipitous 10 points in Q4 to an all-time low of 65% in The AverageNation Obama Approval Ratings™. And I, for the first time, was among those voting "No". Here's the breakdown of 2009 as a whole.

            I could run through a littany of issues on which I disagree with Obama's job performance, but most of them tie to the very same problem: Leadership. Or more specifically, lack thereof.

            I said it then, and I'll say it now, the only thing I expected of Obama as a "black" politician was that he'd be a straight shooter. That he'd hire the best folks for the job, rather than toy around with the typical political bullsh*t trickery of hiring buddies and unqualified weed carriers. I hoped he'd follow through on at least the most basic of promises. And perhaps most of all, I hoped he'd be a model for millions of young, impressionable black boys by being a forceful, principled leader. On that last account, he's failed me most.

            Think about it, black leadership at its best is visionary and definitive. It is not milquetoast. It is confrontational, yet respectful. It doesn't delegate. It drives. Name me a black leader, and I guarantee you, whatever flaws these people might have, they've possessed the "warrior mentality" embodied in those principles.

            Obama doesn't possess this "warrior mentality", and while he may likely end up a two term President (let's face it, the economy will recover, and he'll be able to claim credit. That's a guaranteed 2nd term.), his lack of strong leadership will ultimately be the difference between being considered a good President and a great one. I didn't take days off work to campaign for merely a "good" President. And to date, he hasn't really even been "good", just "okay". That's not a "solid B Plus". Negro Please. That's a C Minus at best.

            This lack of strong leadership has reared its head in many ways from the start. If you promise to curb the influence of lobbyists, you can't nominate one to head HHS. If you promise to end earmarks, you can't decry the first round of such spending as "last year's business", and sign off on yet another round of them at year's end. If you are pushing historic healthcare reform, you can't allow misguided morons to undo your signature legislation by accusing you of wanting to ether grandmothers. If you've just cut the taxes of 95% of Americans, you can't allow your opposition to continually repeat the falsehood that you are indeed taxing these same Americans into chattel slavery. You can't allow morons to call you a liar on national television, promise to "call them out", and then do absolutely nothing. You can't delegate the sausage-making of the very legislation that will define your Presidency to a bunch of self-serving hacks with their own widely-varying personal agendas. You can't squander a bulletproof majority on Capitol Hill because you can't keep your pros in check. You can't sell the fallacy of "bi-partisanship" to an opposing party that clearly has no interest in playing along nicely. And can't allow this same opposition (which, BTW, would accuse you of eliminating healthcare jobs if you cured cancer) to continually control the message.

            Although I'll note I firmly agree with about 75% of what President Obama has pushed policy-wise, I am fed up with him because his "f*ck effort" style of leadership is going to ultimately handicap him come next Fall when the very folks he needs to continue passing legislation are sent packing. Does anyone remember how much stuff got done in Bush's final two years? Not much. How damn near impossible it was for Clinton to get things done once Newt and Co. took over? In short, Obama was handed a gift wrapped majority in both the Senate and House, and his lack of leadership is soon going to render this moot. Whereas Clinton was able to work with the Republicans to continue to get things done, I don't hold out nearly as much hope for Obama, given the incredibly polarized nature of things in DC today. I'd love to be proven wrong, but the day folks like John Boehner and Mitch McConnell are in agreement with Barry on policy matters will be the day the Redskins win the Super Bowl. Which is to say, no time soon.

            Tomorrow's bookend post will outline some ways I think Obama can pull things back together, and more importantly, win back my support, but for now, I'm interested in knowing what ya'll think.

            Question: Am I completely overreacting about President Obama's style of leadership? Does he lack a "warrior mentality", or does he even need one? What could he have differently in 2009? Do you still approve of the President's job performance? Why, or why not?

            Wednesday, December 16, 2009

            It's Obama Approval Rating Time Again.

            Yep, it's about that time yet again. The polls (quietly) opened yesterday and will run for about a week. As usual, vote early and often, don't allow yourself to be systematically disenfranchised when the Blogger.com Poll Widget inevitably starts kirking out yet again Da' Man tries to administer that poll test. I don't know how many bubbles are in a bar of soap, and neither do you.

            Don't think about voting, Vote! Do it now! Do it for your ancestors! Do it for the chill'rens! Do it for my Technorati Rating![1]



            Obama registered a better than expected %75 Approval Rating when I last ran this feature the back in September. Given all the tough decisions the man's made in recent months, I personally doubt it will improve, but well, that's why they play the game.

            I'm holding my commentary for now, I'll save it for the recap. We'll see what the rest of AverageNation™ thinks when the polls close in about a week.

            Question: How did you vote? Why? Do you think the overall approval rating is going to drop, rise, or stay the same this time around?

            [1] Admit it. That video looks even more stoopid and cringeworthy in retrospect, doesn't it? Dudes, he's a politician, not a Messiah. I wonder what Palin's "Yes Ya'll Will" knockoff video in 2012 will look like? Prolly a lot like The Blue Collar Comedy Tour, is my personal guess.