Poll: Despite Obama’s stumping, support for budget drops five points

posted at 3:13 pm on March 28, 2009 by Allahpundit

A nice catch by Andrew Malcolm at the LAT, and a testament to The One’s pitchman skills. This isn’t a crap sandwich he’s trying to feed us; it’s an eight-foot-long crap hero, the sheer stench of which is capable of making a man sick at 40 yards. And he’s still managed to talk a plurality of the public into chowing down on it. As Malcolm says, imagine what the numbers would look like if he wasn’t out there every day giving it the ShamWow treatment.

Obama took his well-oiled road show to California in that time frame to hold two nationally-televised town hall meetings dominated by budget talk. He went on Jay Leno’s show and talked to some 14 million bedtime viewers about the budget. He did a well-watched “60 Minutes” interview last weekend and talked more about the budget. He held a nationally-televised primetime news conference Tuesday and talked endlessly about the budget to an estimated 42 million Americans. His support team mobilized millions of e-mails to gin up supporters across the land to talk up the budget, especially to friends and elected representatives. Other groups ran ads supporting the budget. Obama brings up the ambitious budget at every opportunity. And he drove to Capitol Hill to create even more opportunity for budget news coverage.

The result, according to Gallup: People who feel positively about his budget fell from 44% in late February to 39% this week. People who feel negatively about the budget increased one point to 27% in the same time frame. And after all that budget talk, people who claim to not know enough to have an opinion increased 10% from 30% to 33%.

Don’t forget the planted questioners at that townhall infomercial on Thursday as part of his well-oiled show. Exit question: How long can he keep it up? I’m thinking … a lot longer, especially with 54 percent of the public telling CNN a few weeks ago that a bad economy will still be Bush’s fault a year from now. On the other hand, woe to any man/Messiah who raises taxes after promising — again and again and again — that he wouldn’t. Here’s a video from Third Base Politics that captures the gathering storm.


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That Heritage graph (sick at 40 yards link), certainly made me sick to my stomach. Holy crap.

Vashta.Nerada on March 28, 2009 at 7:26 PM

On a lighter note:

Last Tuesday, as President Obama got off the helicopter in front of the White House: he was carrying a baby piglet under each arm. The squared- away Marine guard snaps to attention, salutes, and says: “nice pigs, sir.”
The President replies “These are not pigs these are authentic Arkansas Razorback Hogs. I got one for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and I got one for the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.”
The Marine again snaps to attention, salutes, and says, “Excellent trade, sir.”

Keemo on March 28, 2009 at 7:44 PM

His kids and Chelsea are demanding things from the Mexican cartels….

RealDemocrat on March 28, 2009 at 7:45 PM

Keemo:

That is pretty funny.

Terrye on March 28, 2009 at 7:52 PM

“Despite”? Maybe the more people see of this guy, the less they like.

Jim Treacher on March 28, 2009 at 7:57 PM

Prophetic. Earns another look.
http://hotair.com/archives/2008/04/11/video-obamas-jedi-mind-tricks/

diogenes on March 28, 2009 at 8:06 PM

Barry, the sleazy snake oil salesman has been trolling the highways and biways of America to spin his tall tales in an effort to garner support for his budget.

This liar and megalomaniac is incapable of feeling shame. Let’s hope the Big Guy is one term and voted out in a landslide victory by the opposition. And take your idiot friends Geithner, Holder, and Rahm (the liliputian psycho).

jdflorida on March 28, 2009 at 8:08 PM

Didn’t see that one coming…

/sarc

What little joy I derive from watching Barry’s Presidency self destruct in record time is overshadowed by the pain I feel for the loss of my country.

Wyznowski on March 28, 2009 at 8:23 PM

I still cannot figure out how on God’s green earth anybody fell for this fraud. And hearing him talk about his “plan!” What “plan?” He clearly had no plan beyond being the world’s biggest celebrity . . .

But, the more he puts himself out there, the more obvious his incompetence becomes. Keep talking, Giggles, we’re listening. And even the true believers are starting to experience the scales falling from their eyes.

I just pray that he will not destroy our country beyond our ability to recover. He is truly scary.

califcon on March 28, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Obama has a plan, all right. He is smart. He’s shoving all this crap down our throats before we know what hit us. When we wake up, it’ll be socialism USA!

gmoonster on March 28, 2009 at 8:48 PM

Keemo on March 28, 2009 at 7:44 PM

Now that is funny. And that Marine was right…

diogenes on March 28, 2009 at 8:06 PM

May the farce be with us…

2ipa on March 28, 2009 at 9:04 PM

And clue to how the Marxists believe the lawsuits might be coming– Frank and Reid are already viciously attacking the CONSTITUTIONALISTS on the Supreme Court! They are already trying to intimidate and trash these men because THEY KNOW what they are doing will not be upheld by the likes of Roberts and Scalia. They also know that both men are held by some esteem by the Court.

My question is, why do these people want to destroy a perfectly wonderful country?

And how did they get elected to do it?

Alana on March 28, 2009 at 9:06 PM

My question is, why do these people want to destroy a perfectly wonderful country?

And how did they get elected to do it?

Alana on March 28, 2009 at 9:06 PM

Beats me.

backwoods conservative on March 28, 2009 at 9:16 PM

My question is, why do these people want to destroy a perfectly wonderful country?

Alana on March 28, 2009 at 9:06 PM

Absolutely, Alana . . . well put! What the heck do they find so horrible about it all????

califcon on March 28, 2009 at 9:21 PM

My question is, why do these people want to destroy a perfectly wonderful country?

And how did they get elected to do it?

Alana on March 28, 2009 at 9:06 PM

You have to realize that, to Obama and crew, it is not a perfectly wonderful country since it does not conform to the socialistic view they have in their mind. They HOPE to CHANGE that.

Obama got elected because he promised to CHANGE that imperfectly wonderful country by giving free things to those who would rather not have to work for those things.

Obama’s HOPE was/is that the people desiring those free things would not look close enough to see the strings that are attached. They didn’t look, therefore they didn’t see the strings. Now they are discovering that nothing is free. Never has been; never will be.

Yoop on March 28, 2009 at 9:30 PM

As Malcolm says, imagine what the numbers would look like if he wasn’t out there every day giving it the ShamWow BamWow treatment.

Fixed it.

Kid from Brooklyn on March 28, 2009 at 9:38 PM

And how did they get elected to do it?

Alana on March 28, 2009 at 9:06 PM

Great question!

My theory…….We conservatives are very busy running our businesses or working hard at our careers, devoting time to our families and church. We are just too damn busy to fight these loons 24/7!

Those who elect the likes of Obama, in my opinion do not believe in the family structure and do not believe in working hard. They want the government to solve all their issues because they are too damn lazy to do it for themselves. They have all the time in the world to campaign for and get elected those that support their agenda. Their agenda………….get as much as possible from those that work hard with as little effort on their part.

While the cat’s away, the mice will play.

74SeventeenSeventySix on March 28, 2009 at 9:45 PM

BamWow – I like it!

Alana on March 28, 2009 at 9:45 PM

especially with 54 percent of the public telling CNN a few weeks ago that a bad economy will still be Bush’s fault a year from now.

….

Another shocking poll of *ADULTS*.

artist on March 28, 2009 at 9:49 PM

I think you’re being a bit charitable saying “despite”; my view is that it is because of it.

mr.blacksheep on March 28, 2009 at 10:11 PM

On the other hand, woe to any man/Messiah who raises taxes after promising — again and again and again — that he wouldn’t.

Problem is, their income taxes won’t be raised (yet), we’ll see prices rise on anything not considered sufficiently “green” (i.e. everything) as companies pass on increased taxes to consumers. I start this paragraph with “problem is”, because your comment indicates the potential for a country waking up… but most people are too stupid to recognize what is happening.

RightWinged on March 28, 2009 at 10:23 PM

The One promises 95% of working Americans will get a tax cut. Half of the 95% are getting a cut – their jobs cut. The other half of the 95% is getting a tax cut – in 2012 when a conservative will be in the WH as the POTUS.

OneConservative on March 28, 2009 at 11:57 PM

I am so tired of this guy. NO U.S. President should get as much daily press and micromanage the country the way he’s doing. We should be only vaguely aware of the President’s existence unless something like a war happens.

But, there again, he’s a narcissistic Marxist so we’ll keep getting bombarded and he’s too dangerous to simply ignore and be uninformed concerning his and his cronies activities.

Hoo boy…

Dr. ZhivBlago on March 29, 2009 at 1:09 AM

More change I can believe in… never happening from his campaign promises.

Hawthorne on March 29, 2009 at 2:12 AM

This poll reflects the latest news about the dollar, no doubt.

AnninCA on March 29, 2009 at 8:56 AM

Nice jam behind the Commandeer-er In Chief. It almost made listening to the Pathological Liar palatable.

Now who believed this guy in 08?

Mojave Mark on March 29, 2009 at 9:34 AM

Der Leader is simply going to tell you that you made fun of his $8 a week tax cut and so, because you didn’t show proper appreciation, he cut it – because it’s a crisis and besides, you are racist and after all he inherited this lie.

katablog.com on March 29, 2009 at 9:59 AM

I got my tax cut Friday afternoon.
I never liked drawing unemployment but this time I filed right away. Have a feeling the Obameconomy won’t be my friend in this job market. No tears, though. Kind of look forward to not working 12 hour days for 8 hour pay. Many are worse off than me. Pray for them.

SKYFOX on March 29, 2009 at 10:44 AM

The 20% of the population that smokes is in for a huge tax hike come April 15. The shame of this hike is that it will effect mostly low income.

Before those cheering this jihad against smoker’s, keep in mind,

“In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist;
And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;
And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;
And then . . . they came for me . . . And by that time there was no one left to speak up.”

Will you still be cheering when they raise taxes on guns and ammo, alcohol, chocolate, sodas, etc.

SoldiersMom on March 29, 2009 at 7:10 PM

Americans understand that trillion dollar deficits as far as the eye can see will have to be paid for somehow…Can you say rampant inflation, devaluation of the dollar to peso like status, and 50% marginal tax rates? Those who are still working for a living are starting to get the idea that its a big game of musical chairs, the music is about to stop and they don’t have a chair in sight.

Nozzle on March 30, 2009 at 2:18 PM

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