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    AP-GfK poll: Obama approval hits 60 percent

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's approval rating has hit its highest point in two years — 60 percent — and more than half of Americans now say he deserves to be re-elected, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll taken after U.S. forces killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.
    OK, so Obama is on a roll right now, but the 2012 election is still a year and a half away, and we still have very serious problems. Come election time, these serious issues are what will be dominating the political landscape, as the bin Laden kill fades into the sunset.

    I still don't plan to vote for Obama in 2012, as I believe that, under his leadership, America is going in a very wrong direction. However, I can't discount what he did with bin Laden. So, grudgingly, I have to say "Well done, Mr. President". I am not crazy about how this has bumped him up in the polls, but dammit, I have to put our country ahead of petty politics, so I am giving credit where credit is due. But, again, I say that the next election is still a year and a half away. At that time, Americans will be saying "What have you done for me lately". If Obama can't do for the economy what he did for getting rid of bin Laden, I say that he will be in serious trouble, and will be vulnerable. However, for the moment, I will let him bask in the popularity he has now. He deserves that.

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    Re: AP-GfK poll: Obama approval hits 60 percent

    You phony conservative!
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    Re: AP-GfK poll: Obama approval hits 60 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You phony conservative!
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    Re: AP-GfK poll: Obama approval hits 60 percent

    Why post a link to some guy whining about the poll results? He does try hard to suggest they are inaccurate, but even he had to admit:

    Of course, the OBL kill could have prompted more Americans to self-identify as Democrats. Some pollsters are okay with dramatic shifts in their party ID from poll to poll; they see respondents’ party self-identification as flexible, even fickle, changing from week to week and month to month.
    Mighty big fail there Rev.
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    Re: AP-GfK poll: Obama approval hits 60 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Why post a link to some guy whining about the poll results? He does try hard to suggest they are inaccurate, but even he had to admit:



    Mighty big fail there Rev.
    The only fail here is your FAILURE to read the article! LOL He didn't complain about the results, his entire article was about the demographic that was polled. A 17% greater number of democrats were polled than republicans. I can promise, had the poll shown he lost points and showed a 17% skew in the direction of republicans, the democrats would be all over this poll's demographic pointing out the bias.
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    Re: AP-GfK poll: Obama approval hits 60 percent

    What was George Bush senior's approval rating immediately following Desert Storm?
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    Re: AP-GfK poll: Obama approval hits 60 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by dontworrybehappy View Post
    The only fail here is your FAILURE to read the article! LOL He didn't complain about the results, his entire article was about the demographic that was polled.
    He tries and fails to call into question the results of the poll, but even he has to admit that he has no real evidence to go on. You have a conservative blogger posting on a conservative site, who provides zero evidence to back up his point(though he does manage to break out some old polls at republican peak popularity to try and suggest something), and you think he has done some great job. LoLz

    Note he did not question the sampling method nor the wording of the questions, he just latched onto something which even he admits can be explained away.
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    Re: AP-GfK poll: Obama approval hits 60 percent

    Normally, I find the back and forth between the parties over polling data simultaneously annoying/amusing. This one, though, I'm not sure why they even bothered publishing. It seems unquestionably off.
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    Re: AP-GfK poll: Obama approval hits 60 percent

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Why post a link to some guy whining about the poll results? He does try hard to suggest they are inaccurate, but even he had to admit:



    Mighty big fail there Rev.



    Not really, but you be all selective at the facts there Redress..... The fail is all yours.


    I have no doubt of a "bump" but polls are for sheep. You can get a poll to say whatever you want, a 17 percent favor towards democrats, means that this poll is probably not very accurate.. At least it does for me. and if this were the case and I was the AP, I'd scrap the poll and try again. simple as that.

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