CNN poll puts Obama approval at 54%

posted at 8:48 am on May 31, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

The new poll from CNN gives plenty of reason for skepticism, and not just because they failed to include any demographic data from their sample.  Barack Obama hit his highest approval rating in months in the survey at 54%, rising from 52% earlier this month — but still underwater on almost all issues:

President Barack Obama’s performance on national security and international affairs and his image as a strong leader appear to be behind his rising approval rating, according to new national poll conducted as the president was on an overseas visit to four countries.

A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday indicates that Obama’s approval rating among Americans stands at 54 percent, with 45 percent saying they disapprove of the job he’s doing as president. Obama’s approval rating appears to have steadily risen in the past two months, from 48 percent in early April to 52 percent in early May and the current mark of 54 percent.

“On specific issues, the president’s approval rating is over 50 percent on only three out of 11 items tested, and all three – terrorism, Afghanistan, and Iraq – are foreign or security issues,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “But his approval rating on every domestic issue listed in the poll is well below 50 and on most of them – including the economy, health care, taxes, and the budget deficit – his rating has remained flat or dropped since the start of the year.”

Right.  So how did CNN find his overall approval rate rising?  Those foreign-policy numbers for Afghanistan, Iraq, and terrorism actually dropped from the last survey by between 2-3 points on each topic.  Obama’s approval also dropped on Libya, where it went from 50/41 in March (the last time CNN asked the question) to 45/48.  Even in his strengths, mainly on topics that voters find less relevant these days, Obama went backwards.

That’s the same direction Obama went on other topics, too, including an interesting drop in Medicare policy:

  • Economy — Obama dropped from 42/56 to 41/58
  • Health care — Was 41/58, now 40/57
  • Medicare – Was 47/48, now 44/53
  • Taxes – Was 46/52, now 46/53
  • Federal deficit – Was 35/61, now 34/64

CNN asked about Obama’s response to gas prices for the first time, but that didn’t give him any help; he only rated 25/73 on the issue.

So how did CNN get a rise in Obama’s approval rating?  Considering that Obama’s overall approval rose while his approval dropped on every single issue, it’s a good question.  An explanation of their sampling ratios between Democrats, Republicans, and independents might help, but CNN neglects to provide it.  It’s not that they didn’t take the information, as CNN’s poll data breaks out approval ratings on demographic bases for each specific question.  For instance, Obama’s overall approval rating among independents is 47/51, which certainly makes his overall among the general electorate at 54/45 look very, very suspicious.

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CNN is slipping . . . I’d expect them to have their messiah up to at least 70%. If you believe this garbage, see me, I have several large bridges to sell.

rplat on May 31, 2011 at 8:51 AM

now look for poll that will say everybody hates Palin. It is coming, that have to keep the narrative

djohn669 on May 31, 2011 at 8:53 AM

but CNN neglects to provide it.

It would be embarrassing to show the sample as 100% CNN employees, so don’t show it.

Bishop on May 31, 2011 at 8:53 AM

The leftist lemmings will love this bunch of bull hockey…

ladyingray on May 31, 2011 at 8:53 AM

CNN don’t care. Obama is awesome.

jon1979 on May 31, 2011 at 8:53 AM

I take anything that anyone an CNN has to say with the same level of skepticism I usually reserve for the rantings of the insane asylum bunch over at MSNBC.

So where did CNN take this poll giving B.O. such praise and accolades, Vermont?

pilamaye on May 31, 2011 at 8:54 AM

Unfortunately, CNN is not going to be able to provide a fair sampling. By the way, I say the same thing about FOX polling.

pjean on May 31, 2011 at 8:54 AM

The lsm will proclaim it as gospel…..

They will be giddy all day with this number

Bleh

cmsinaz on May 31, 2011 at 8:54 AM

Liberal math. It’s the same way they figure bailouts, stimuli, labor payoffs, QE2 and taxes.

Kissmygrits on May 31, 2011 at 8:55 AM

Guaranteed djohn

cmsinaz on May 31, 2011 at 8:55 AM

The only explanation I can imagine for the internal contradiction is the wording of the “overall approval rating” question…. say, something like, “Is the grass green?”

petefrt on May 31, 2011 at 8:56 AM

Smells like BS, especially since they’ve withheld the info. about their party sampling ratios.

But hey, we’ve already seen that the MSM is going to do everything it can to protect their Idol and get him re-elected. Lying, cheating, and manipulating polls will be the least of it.

AZCoyote on May 31, 2011 at 8:56 AM

Good God, we’ve become a nation of dolts.

That many people actually think Obama is doing a good job?

Then again, most of that percentage probably never could hold a job themselves, to begin with.

coldwarrior on May 31, 2011 at 8:57 AM

Lying, cheating, and manipulating polls will be the least of it.

AZCoyote on May 31, 2011 at 8:56 AM

Yep, because we all know polls are conducted in order to influence thought and actions, and not to report it…

ladyingray on May 31, 2011 at 8:59 AM

Wishful thinking on CNN’s part?

RebeccaH on May 31, 2011 at 9:00 AM

My own poll of myself gives him a 1/99. Only because his golf scores are a little worse than mine.

docflash on May 31, 2011 at 9:00 AM

CNN asked about Obama’s response to gas prices for the first time, but that didn’t give him any help; he only rated 25/73 on the issue.

Ok, if he’s polling THAT badly on gas prices, there’s no way he’s at 54% approval. Even a lot of Dems are PO’d when only a quarter of those sampled approve.

BTW, that’s a devastating number heading into 2012. Because gas prices will play a big role in how the economy is perceived by the electorate.

Doughboy on May 31, 2011 at 9:01 AM

An explanation of their sampling ratios between Democrats, Republicans, and independents might help, but CNN neglects to provide it.

…no credibility.

The supposed “watchdogs” of our government have exposed themselves as nothing but activist “lapdogs” doing everything they can to provide cover for our Golfer and Chief’s failed policies.

The journalisto’s are alive and well.

Baxter Greene on May 31, 2011 at 9:01 AM

CNN poll puts Obama approval at 54%

“for black democrats who are on welfare and living in NYC.”

rmgraha on May 31, 2011 at 9:01 AM

*sniff*

*sniff*

I smell something.

rollthedice on May 31, 2011 at 9:05 AM

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/nilegardiner/100090074/obamas-decision-to-play-golf-on-memorial-day-was-disrespectful-and-hardly-presidential/

Does it matter if the president chooses to play golf on Memorial Day, and for the second time in his presidency (he did so as well in 2009)? I think it does, and it displays extraordinarily bad judgment, not only by Obama himself but also by his advisers. His chief of staff for example should have firmly cautioned against it. President Obama is not just any American but Commander in Chief of the US Armed Forces. The United States is currently engaged in a major war in Afghanistan with over 100,000 troops on the ground, and more than 1,500 have already laid down their lives for their country.

The least the president can do on Memorial Day is spend the whole day with veterans and servicemen’s families while acknowledging their sacrifice. As Koffler points out above, President George W. Bush stopped playing golf out of respect for the families of Iraq War dead. This demonstrated not only good judgment but humility and respect for the men and women who keep America safe. It is little wonder that, as Gallup reveals in a new poll, US military personnel and veterans give Barack Obama lower marks for his job performance than members of the general public. The president’s actions smack of poor taste, as well a lack of empathy and support for the US military, hardly the kind of leadership the White House should be projecting at a time of war.

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 9:05 AM

For instance, Obama’s overall approval rating among independents is 47/51, which certainly makes his overall among the general electorate at 54/45 look very, very suspicious.

That’s probably due to a massive influx of Republicans finally coming around and realizing that Obama’s awesome or something.

/CNN

Good Lt on May 31, 2011 at 9:07 AM

Good link unseen, saw that earlier

cmsinaz on May 31, 2011 at 9:08 AM

thanks unseen.

sums up my assessment.

ted c on May 31, 2011 at 9:09 AM

ED,
appreciate the poll-busting posts…
thanks

mjbrooks3 on May 31, 2011 at 9:10 AM

NO one cares anymore. they can still go on like they did in the past because Fox has been marginalized.

tomas on May 31, 2011 at 9:10 AM

President Clinton always had very high approval numbers but never got 50% of the vote. President Reagan never had high approval numbers and won the presidency in two landslides. I believe the accepted phrase is “cooking the books.”

Tommy_G on May 31, 2011 at 9:10 AM

The United States is currently engaged in a major war in Afghanistan with over 100,000 troops on the ground, and more than 1,500 have already laid down their lives for their country.

The least the president can do on Memorial Day is spend the whole day with veterans and servicemen’s families while acknowledging their sacrifice.

ted c on May 31, 2011 at 9:10 AM

Obama’s old friend Bernardine Dohrn disapproves, and wants a Egyptian style revolution in the United States.

Sir Galahad the Pure on May 31, 2011 at 9:12 AM

Ed? Could you get some data on the Autopen’s approval numbers? I’m wondering how he/she/its doing these days./

ted c on May 31, 2011 at 9:12 AM

My wife and I had a bet on when he would get in his next round of golf. She said next weekend and I said this holiday weekend. I won. This arrogant fool doesn’t even care how this looks to the American public.

MJZZZ on May 31, 2011 at 9:13 AM

Just my guess, 1004 phone calls on landlines in San Francisco?

Tim Zank on May 31, 2011 at 9:13 AM

O/T lamestream press is shown up again…

The Palin family and a few members of her staff snuck out of their hotel early, leaving their flashy bus behind in the hotel parking lot to give reporters chasing her the impression that she was still readying for the day.

As members of Palin’s advance staff began to roll out luggage to the bus on Tuesday morning, a crush of media and tourists gathered to meet the potential presidential candidate on her way out of the hotel.

But CNN was soon tipped off that Palin was long gone, off to visit the Civil War battlefields and onward toward Philadelphia.

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 9:17 AM

“On specific issues, the president’s approval rating is over 50 percent on only three out of 11 items tested, and all three – terrorism, Afghanistan, and Iraq – are foreign or security issues,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

…yes thank God the man who launches a war into Libya without Congressional approval and shifting,ever changing rationals is there to stand up to bloodthirsty regimes like Iran and Syria:

http://gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com/2011/05/syrian-regime-burns-tortures-bloodies-13-year-old-protester-then-kill-him-video/

The boy’s head was swollen, purple and disfigured. His body was a mess of welts, cigarette burns and wounds from bullets fired to injure, not kill. His kneecaps had been smashed, his neck broken, his jaw shattered and his pen!s cut off.

What finally killed him was not clear, but it appeared painfully, shockingly clear that he had suffered terribly during the month he spent in Syrian custody.

Hamza Ali al-Khateeb was 13 years old.

And since a video portraying the torture inflicted upon him was broadcast on the al-Jazeera television network Friday, he has rapidly emerged as the new symbol of the protest movement in Syria.

This is being done to the children of Syria while the Obama administration declares Assad a “reformer”.

Maybe if Assad had a few more oil fields Obama would have launched a war on him to protect the “civilians” there.

Baxter Greene on May 31, 2011 at 9:22 AM

Meh……forget Obama he’s a lane duck!

What about this guy?……..good GOP-VP pick in 2012?
Never heard of him until today.

Viva Fortuno!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt0dQy0xXH8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

PappyD61 on May 31, 2011 at 9:22 AM

Sarah Palin should TOTALLY sit down for tons of interviews with this respected journalistic outlet!!!
/sarc

steebo77 on May 31, 2011 at 9:22 AM

poor CNN. If it weren’t for their monopoly on airport televisions, NO ONE would be watching them. The little train that couldn’t is just doing their darndest to pump up the facade of Obama’s “invincibility.”

olesparkie on May 31, 2011 at 9:23 AM

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 9:17 AM

She’s just effin with ‘em now.

darwin-t on May 31, 2011 at 9:23 AM

Obama’s old friend Bernardine Dohrn disapproves, and wants a Egyptian style revolution in the United States.

Sir Galahad the Pure on May 31, 2011 at 9:12 AM

So the liberal queen and her terrorist cohort Bill Ayers want the muslim brotherhood and al-qaeda to run the United States like they are set to do in Egypt…..
……..not surprising at all coming from Obama’s leftist mentors .

Wonder if Obama will launch his 2012 campaign from Bill’s living room like he did his 2008 campaign???????

Baxter Greene on May 31, 2011 at 9:27 AM

Lame , Saddam Hussein had around 99% approval , and a funny name.

the_nile on May 31, 2011 at 9:28 AM

This is to off set Sarah Palin’s Bus Tour attention…oh look the country is happy with Barack Obama….yeah I heard he went golfing yesterday after he visited Arlington “Classy” NOT. That’s the problem with a media created candidate – the media shills will pretend and make up fluff to protect their creation. The real villain is Time Warner, Comcast and GE. Obama just reads the teleprompter, you know like Mika when she isn’t rolling her eyes. That’s such professional behavior in a news bunny LOL!

This morning on Mourning Joe, Mika rolls eyes, why are we talking about Sarah Palin she isn’t even running whine, whine whine.

Why is everyone talking about Palin because we can’t stand the phony press coverage and media bunnies like Mika who are humping Barack Obama, who has suffered from worse over exposure than Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Mel Gibson, Paris Hilton, combined. MSNBC & CNN doesn’t get it there is no interest left in what Obama is doing or who he is talking to -and it’s their fault for being fakes and phonies, with non stop pretend Obama coverage in the first place. Play up this- Play down that. How is that in anyway shape or form legitimate coverage? Just like a fluff poll they think will distract from Sarah Palin Bus Tour coverage.

Dr Evil on May 31, 2011 at 9:29 AM

It was a simple mistake. It should be reversed 45/54. Problem solved.

dddave on May 31, 2011 at 9:30 AM

President Barack Obama’s performance on national security and international affairs and his image as a strong leader appear to be behind his rising approval rating, according to new national poll conducted as the president was on an overseas visit to four countries.

Ex-squeeze me?

What ‘Performance’ on national security and international affairs?

Are they referring to the selling out of Israel?

Colbyjack on May 31, 2011 at 9:32 AM

Ed, let me help you out with CNN’s math, I understand exactly how they came up with their numbers. CNN uses the same mathmatical calculations that the Dems use to show Medicare is solvent for the long term. /sarc.

TulsAmerican on May 31, 2011 at 9:33 AM

That’s it! Bernardine Dorhn will put you on the list for deportation to a gulag “re-education camp” (see video).

Sir Galahad the Pure on May 31, 2011 at 9:35 AM

She’s just effin with ‘em now.

darwin-t on May 31, 2011 at 9:23 AM

I’m still trying to figure out how a “stupid” person that can’t tie her shoes continues to outsmart the press on a daily basis….

unseen on May 31, 2011 at 9:35 AM

CNN= Ceaseless Nonstop Nonsense

CynicalOptimist on May 31, 2011 at 9:39 AM

So the liberal queen and her terrorist cohort Bill Ayers want the muslim brotherhood and al-qaeda to run the United States like they are set to do in Egypt…..
……..not surprising at all coming from Obama’s leftist mentors .

Wonder if Obama will launch his 2012 campaign from Bill’s living room like he did his 2008 campaign???????

Baxter Greene on May 31, 2011 at 9:27 AM

That’s it! You’re a contra-revolutionairy! Bernardine Dorhn will put you on the list for deportation to a gulag “re-education camp” (see video @ 06:04).

Sir Galahad the Pure on May 31, 2011 at 9:40 AM

They sampled only Democrats?

catmman on May 31, 2011 at 9:40 AM

Lies, d@mn lies, and leftwing polls. ‘Splains it all.

JimP on May 31, 2011 at 9:43 AM

Pitiful unsubstantiated propaganda.

kingsjester on May 31, 2011 at 9:45 AM

The only poll that matters to me is Patrick Ismael’s poll. What’s the hold-up Ish? 8)

AH_C on May 31, 2011 at 9:46 AM

Liberal math produces these type of numbers.

csdeven on May 31, 2011 at 9:48 AM

In my apartment building, I have very, very basic cable. I plug my TV into the cable jack, and whatever is free, that’s what I’m content with.

Last week, CNN just vanished from my cable. I couldn’t have been happier. I only used it to occasionally monitor the LSM media bias.

FlatlanderByTheLake on May 31, 2011 at 9:55 AM

It was a simple mistake. It should be reversed 45/54. Problem solved.

dddave on May 31, 2011 at 9:30 AM

You appear to have a generous nature.

heshtesh on May 31, 2011 at 9:56 AM

Unseen……. Par for the course for 0……

t on May 31, 2011 at 9:57 AM

Love the front page WTF pic you used Ed. Perfect choice for CNN’s Pravda like poll.

CNN asked about Obama’s response to gas prices for the first time, but that didn’t give him any help; he only rated 25/73 on the issue.

25%?!?! That is a telling number. Obama WH has to be freaking out about that. They must believe they can somehow lower the gas prices by next summer….

conservative pilgrim on May 31, 2011 at 9:57 AM

So how did CNN get a rise in Obama’s approval rating? Considering that Obama’s overall approval rose while his approval dropped on every single issue, it’s a good question.

Well you know Ed math is not an exact science.

Caper29 on May 31, 2011 at 9:58 AM

LaMe duck……not Lane duck.

Tiny keys on iPhone, no coffee yet and bleary eyes. :-)

PappyD61 on May 31, 2011 at 9:59 AM

Look over there! Sarah Palin’s on a bus tour!!!!!

SouthernGent on May 31, 2011 at 10:00 AM

O/T lamestream press is shown up again…
The Palin family and a few members of her staff snuck out of their hotel early, leaving their flashy bus behind in the hotel parking lot to give reporters chasing her the impression that she was still readying for the day.
As members of Palin’s advance staff began to roll out luggage to the bus on Tuesday morning, a crush of media and tourists gathered to meet the potential presidential candidate on her way out of the hotel.
But CNN was soon tipped off that Palin was long gone, off to visit the Civil War battlefields and onward toward Philadelphia.
unseen on May 31, 2011 at 9:17 AM

I love this. You know the SRM will have to pull around the clock duty on Palin in case she leaves early again. Ha. Brilliant.

conservative pilgrim on May 31, 2011 at 10:00 AM

Yawn! After Obamarama loses the 2012 election, CNN
will have a poll out the following morning telling us
that he has 90% approval ratings.

Amjean on May 31, 2011 at 10:10 AM

So how did CNN get a rise in Obama’s approval rating?

Simple. They made it up. And as the re-election season continues, you can expect that “approval” rating to steadily advance.

The “Administration of No Substance” now has polls of “No Substance” to back it up.

GarandFan on May 31, 2011 at 10:11 AM

So our Foodstamp President has a 54% approval rating.
Not surprised.

Electrongod on May 31, 2011 at 10:11 AM

Amazing polling numbers.

One would think he should be in the low 30s.
People are stupid…or brainwashed…or do not want to be informed….
or all of the above.

albill on May 31, 2011 at 10:12 AM

It’s probably because like the Republicans running for office, the poll takers start their criticism of The Won by saying how nice and smart he is regardless of his bad policies and that is worked into the overall poll numbers.

Cindy Munford on May 31, 2011 at 10:17 AM

CNN….making it up as they go along…..

search4truth on May 31, 2011 at 10:28 AM

‘CNN Defends Poll Showing Obama at 113% Approval…’
CNN spokesman claims that the poll results are accurate and that the new type of polling logic used will be applied to all Obama polls in the future.
According to the spokesman, five questions were asked of mostly democrats who were randomly selected from people seen wearing Obama shirts or hats while walking around at a democrat function.
The positive results were then added together to obtain the 113% approval of Obama’s performance.
/watch for it

RalphyBoy on May 31, 2011 at 10:31 AM

Anyone who approves of the job this worthless jackass is doing, is either a flunky of his or a complete idiot and I’ll tell them all that to their face.

NoDonkey on May 31, 2011 at 10:46 AM

CNN……………Yeah Right!!!!!!!!!???????????

lilium on May 31, 2011 at 10:55 AM

Anyone who approves of the job this worthless jackass is doing, is either a flunky of his or a complete idiot and I’ll tell them all that to their face.

NoDonkey on May 31, 2011 at 10:46 AM

Well, crr6 is “absolutely” better off than she was when O’bama took office. Tell her first!

Del Dolemonte on May 31, 2011 at 10:56 AM

CNN polled only CNN employees…

PatriotRider on May 31, 2011 at 11:01 AM

CNN Internal memo: must prop up empty suit to continue to fool drones.

skanter on May 31, 2011 at 11:04 AM

If you only poll Socialist you get the numbers you want.

old war horse on May 31, 2011 at 11:06 AM

Gallup: 46%
Rasmussen: 48%
CNN 54%

’nuff said

angryed on May 31, 2011 at 11:07 AM

So how did CNN get a rise in Obama’s approval rating?

Because we say it did. Now shut up and watch tv.

John Deaux on May 31, 2011 at 11:15 AM

CNN poll puts Obama approval at 54%

Man, I bet that hurt. Pulling something like that out of their collective asses.

Squiggy on May 31, 2011 at 11:19 AM

‘CNN Defends Poll Showing Obama at 113% Approval…’

RalphyBoy on May 31, 2011 at 10:31 AM

+1000

My vote for thread winner.

Squiggy on May 31, 2011 at 11:21 AM

In a related poll, CNN found a majority of CNN viewers favor the 1963 published Communist Goals over the U.S. Constitution.

Roy Rogers on May 31, 2011 at 11:26 AM

Last night, it was a slow news day, so I toddled over to Hillbuzz to read. Only when there’s nothing left, will I go there. However…they had an article up there about the msm’s in the tank for Obama. Yes…we all know this. Anyway. In this article they said something, that we all know is true.

The media is in the tank for Obama. It doesn’t matter what’s put out there…we know they’re going to rally for Obama. And they will do anything, ANYTHING to get him re-elected. Even post bogus polls in the hopes people are dumb enough to believe them.

capejasmine on May 31, 2011 at 12:05 PM

The poll is obvious horse manure. I’ll wager the real poll will show him at 25% or less.

The electorate woke up and smelled what he and his lickspittles are shovelling and they do not like it. Expect more liberal losses in both houses, more states to flip red and FailWon to get dumped on his backside in 2012.

He knows it too, hense the early campaign start. Not that it will help. People are getting sick of seeing him.

dogsoldier on May 31, 2011 at 12:09 PM

I do not find even remotely surprising that 54% of the people that rely on CNN for the news, would support BHO.

That being said, It is sad to think that anybody could be that stupid!

CDM on May 31, 2011 at 12:09 PM

There’s only one valid explanation – they made it up.

sadatoni on May 31, 2011 at 12:22 PM

ED – the other day CNN had a poll out mainly about Republican contenders but it also had one question about Dem side (only Dems polled) as to whether there should be a primary contender against Obama.

I noticed in the breakdown that NO ONE under 30 had been polled on any of the questions. For Republican questions, only Reps and Independent leaning Rep were polled ONLY in 2 regions of the 4 regions in the country.

If I recall, for the 1 question asked only of Dems, only 2 sections of the country were included and definitely no one under 30 was polled.

I can’t remember now if there were actually no people polled under 50.

This is not the first time that CNN has released polls where no one under 30 is polled. It’s the first time I have noticed selectively asking questions of only certain regions of the country and that the regions were not all the same regions asked for Dems as asked for Reps.

I’d check the date of the poll from the other day and see if it wasn’t all done on the same day. Then the demographics would be basically the same (I think you can tell because of the question numbers – the poll from the other day wasn’t questions 1 through whatever – it started somewhere into the survey).

Greyledge Gal on May 31, 2011 at 12:44 PM

I’m supposed to believe a poll from the Communist News Network! RIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!

Confederate on May 31, 2011 at 1:20 PM

CNN = Puff the Magic Dragon

GrannyDee on May 31, 2011 at 1:37 PM

Nothing but the fourth level of government at work…

psychocyber on May 31, 2011 at 4:57 PM

They are just trying to keep the dream alive. Liars that they are.

Terrye on May 31, 2011 at 5:14 PM

CNN polled only CNN employees…

PatriotRider on May 31, 2011 at 11:01 AM

Nah, they didn’t bother with all that, they just made it up out of thin air…picked a positive but not over-the-top number they wanted it to be and penned the fantasy poll story out of whole cloth. Badda bing badda boom, done.

starman on June 1, 2011 at 3:22 AM

Looking at the Tea Party support in this poll you would also have to question who they are sampling, because ti shows only 36% support verse 60% against. Also notice that they don’t have any listed as no opinion on them.

Tea Pty Tea Pty Tea Pty
Total Support Neutral Oppose
—– ——- ——- ——-
Very well 3% 1% 4% 5%
Fairly well 36% 16% 36% 57%
Pretty badly 39% 48% 40% 29%
Very badly 21% 35% 20% 9%
No opinion * * * *
Sampling Error +/-3.0 +/-6.0 +/-5.0 +/-5.5

JeffinSac on June 1, 2011 at 11:12 AM

I also noticed most polls have a 2-4% error in their samples listed and this CNN one has 5-7% for most. Heck there are many listed as high as 8.5% in their errors sampling in categories, so CNN must not have much confidence in their own sampling and with errors that high I would not put faith in this poll.

In fact on the question of Obama’s approval there is a +/- 7.0 in the non-whites breakdown.

Also I can not see how they came up with a total error sample of only +/- 3.0 on most totals when the individual break downs are 4+ or higher.

JeffinSac on June 1, 2011 at 11:20 AM