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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    The headline spins it just a bit, Obama's numbers are actually a bit worse even.
    The headline doesn't "spin" anything; the difference in the numbers is well within the margin of error.
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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    The headline doesn't "spin" anything; the difference in the numbers is well within the margin of error.
    "Margin of error"? Really? hahahaha....That is rich.... Look, the bottom line....At identical times in their second terms...Obama - 43, Bush - 47....How's that feel?
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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    "Margin of error"? Really? hahahaha....That is rich.... Look, the bottom line....At identical times in their second terms...Obama - 43, Bush - 47....How's that feel?
    In fact, Bush comes out one point ahead, 40 percent to 39 percent,
    This from the first line of the quote in the original post. Do you have any clue how scientific polling works, or what a margin of error even is?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margin_of_error

    The margin of error is a statistic expressing the amount of random sampling error in a survey's results. The larger the margin of error, the less confidence one should have that the poll's reported results are close to the "true" figures; that is, the figures for the whole population. Margin of error occurs whenever a population is incompletely sampled.
    http://www.gallup.com/poll/113980/Ga...-Approval.aspx

    Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president. Daily results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is 3 percentage points.
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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    This from the first line of the quote in the original post. Do you have any clue how scientific polling works, or what a margin of error even is?

    Margin of error - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia





    Gallup Daily: Obama Job Approval



    Learn something.
    I know that your guy is pathetic, and now you are hung with being in the same boat as the people you mocked for approval ratings, difference is that you don't have the honor to just admit that your guy is sucking up the place.

    And I don't need to learn anything from you. I'd need a shower after.
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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I know that your guy is pathetic, and now you are hung with being in the same boat as the people you mocked for approval ratings, difference is that you don't have the honor to just admit that your guy is sucking up the place.

    And I don't need to learn anything from you. I'd need a shower after.
    In other words, the answer to my question is no. Thanks for playing.

    You could stand to learn something from someone if you don't know what a margin of error is regarding scientific polling.
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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    The American people finally seem to be catching on but the damage has already been done.

    Buyers' Remorse: Romney Beats Obama in New Poll - Guy Benson
    Yeah right, where would we be if Romney was elected? The same damned place we're at now.
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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    In other words, the answer to my question is no. Thanks for playing.

    You could stand to learn something from someone if you don't know what a margin of error is regarding scientific polling.
    That's cute, you want to rely on margin of error to imply that Obama is doing better than he is....Hell Kobie, I always knew you were in the tank, just not to the level of utter denial. Consider, the Business insider article, certainly not a "right wing'' publication wrote this...

    "President Barack Obama is ending his fifth year in office with the lowest approval ratings at this point in the presidency since President Richard Nixon, according to a new Washington Post/ABC poll released Tuesday.
    Obama's approval rating in the poll stands at 43%. By comparison, President George W. Bush had a 47% approval rating at the end of the fifth year of his presidency. And all other Post-World War II presidents had approval ratings above 50% — with the exception of Nixon, who, amid the Watergate scandal, had a dreadful 29% approval rating."



    Read more: Obama Approval Rating At Nixon Levels - Business Insider


    Worst since Nixon in post WWII presidents....Obama suffers a lack of credibility, and supporters like you whom think that going down with the ship is noble, but in the end look foolish, suffer the same...Your defense of the liar is pathetic.
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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    That's cute, you want to rely on margin of error to imply that Obama is doing better than he is....Hell Kobie, I always knew you were in the tank, just not to the level of utter denial. Consider, the Business insider article, certainly not a "right wing'' publication wrote this...

    "President Barack Obama is ending his fifth year in office with the lowest approval ratings at this point in the presidency since President Richard Nixon, according to a new Washington Post/ABC poll released Tuesday.
    Obama's approval rating in the poll stands at 43%. By comparison, President George W. Bush had a 47% approval rating at the end of the fifth year of his presidency. And all other Post-World War II presidents had approval ratings above 50% — with the exception of Nixon, who, amid the Watergate scandal, had a dreadful 29% approval rating."



    Read more: Obama Approval Rating At Nixon Levels - Business Insider


    Worst since Nixon in post WWII presidents....Obama suffers a lack of credibility, and supporters like you whom think that going down with the ship is noble, but in the end look foolish, suffer the same...Your defense of the liar is pathetic.
    You are really taking my comments horribly out of context. I never once defended ANYONE. Sawyer said the headline was "spinning things," I disagreed and pointed out why, and you went off the deep end and am claiming I'm somehow defending Obama. How you got a "defense of Obama" out of anything I've posted in this thread is beyond me.

    And Lizzie, I thought you were better than that to "like" a post that is completely irrelevant to anything I actually posted.
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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Yeah right, where would we be if Romney was elected? The same damned place we're at now.
    And you know that for a fact, huh? Do you believe he would have made Romneycare national? Ignored Benghazi? Bribed the electorate with food stamps?

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    Re: Five years in, Obama and Bush poll numbers nearly identical

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    You are really taking my comments horribly out of context. I never once defended ANYONE. Sawyer said the headline was "spinning things," I disagreed and pointed out why, and you went off the deep end and am claiming I'm somehow defending Obama. How you got a "defense of Obama" out of anything I've posted in this thread is beyond me.

    And Lizzie, I thought you were better than that to "like" a post that is completely irrelevant to anything I actually posted.
    You might have done better had you not posted this 'margin of error' silliness.

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