CBS poll: America’s got a fee-vah and the only prescription is more Obama SOTU platitudes; Correction: Poll outdated

posted at 9:47 pm on January 25, 2012 by Allahpundit

Granted, granted, their sample is a ludicrous 44% Democrat and 25% Republican. And yes, it’s true that this guy is recycling his talking points from one speech to the next, year after wearying year. But hey: Last year just 83 percent approved of his SOTU remarks. He’s up nearly 10 points this time go round. With that sort of wind in his sails, I’m thinking instead of the 43 percent job approval he currently holds, come November he might be all the way up to 45 percent.

Two data points from CBS’s poll to give you some insight into the savviness of their sample group. Bear in mind, he devoted exactly 44 words last night to ObamaCare:

Another data point: “Eighty-three percent approved of Mr. Obama’s proposals regarding Afghanistan, which received only a 57 percent approval rating beforehand.” A 26-point jump on a 10-year-old war thanks to an hour of bromides. See now why he writes these things at an eighth-grade level?

For a more interesting and credible poll showing (mild) good news for The One, go look at the numbers in the new WSJ/NBC survey. His job approval is still below 50 percent but views of the economy are improving. Needless to say, the more optimistic voters are, the more difficult it’ll be for Romney or Gingrich in the fall. Exit question: Does it matter what percentage liked the speech if virtually no one saw it?

Update: I saw the CBS poll circulating online today and didn’t stop to check the date: It’s from, er, January 25, 2011, not 2012. Apologies for the mistake; evidently I’m reading at a second-grade level. Still interesting to compare the overwhelming support he got for last year’s SOTU to where his job approval is now, though. These speeches make a splash initially and then they disappear into the ether.


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ConcealedKerry on January 25, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Cool, The comment box’s here don’t give you much opportunity to be creative. I always like to see folks who use it in a creative way. I’m still learning. So I try to lift a tip here and there.

Bmore on January 25, 2012 at 10:42 PM

This is troubling…and it AIN’T funny.

WL on January 25, 2012 at 10:38 PM

I dunno. To me it’s actually encouraging. If the real poll numbers were anywhere near 45-50%, they would be giving us those numbers. Instead, the real poll numbers are more like 25-30% approval, and there’s just no way they’re going to let the public know about that. It’s such an obvious smoke screen that you just know they’re hiding something awful (from their perspective) and awesome (from ours).

Nom de Boom on January 25, 2012 at 10:43 PM

I call BS. You can’t even get 92% to say Kim Kardashian’s butt is large.

Paul-Cincy on January 25, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Can we get 92% to agree that men walked on the Moon?

slickwillie2001 on January 25, 2012 at 10:44 PM

THIS is how he would like to enter the chamber…..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zn94j5F5YLc

Call him Emperor Palpatine, or the DOTUS either way…

….God help us.

PappyD61 on January 25, 2012 at 10:45 PM

In a poll conducted in the CBS News Room, 100% thought Barry Soetoe’s SOTU speech was the fourth best ever in history.

galtani on January 25, 2012 at 10:45 PM

I’m taking two things from this:

1) Most conservatives are so disgusted with the president that we refuse to listen to these ridiculous speeches anymore.

2) Most independents are pretty gullible, which is why they haven’t picked a side.

Again, I’m afraid we’re gonna get rolled this fall. I just wish we could lose with someone worth losing with.

HTnFBCoachnTX1980 on January 25, 2012 at 10:46 PM

In a poll conducted in the CBS News Room, 100% thought Barry Soetoe’s SOTU speech was the fourth best ever in history.

galtani on January 25, 2012 at 10:45 PM

It was actually 97.5%, but they beheaded the one poor idiot who said it was only the sixth best…

/Only half joking

Nom de Boom on January 25, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I’m a little surprised that the immigration issue hasn’t hurt the Dems worse with Blacks than it has.

ghostwriter

Latinos only take the jobs that Blacks don’t want to do.
It’s a win/win for America.

Typicalwhitewoman on January 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Obowma will use this poll…

… to cancel the election.

Why bother, and look at all the money we’ll save…!

/

Seven Percent Solution on January 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Bmore on January 25, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Keep tryin you’ll learn and if ya ask their pretty good here about helpin I’m still tryin to figure out the one word link thing instead of the full link

ConcealedKerry on January 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Can we get 92% to agree that men walked on the Moon?

slickwillie2001 on January 25, 2012 at 10:44 PM

It was Mars, racist wingnut!!!!

/Sheila Jackson Lee

Derp!

/Hank Johnson

Mmmm, ravioli….

/Joe Biden

Nom de Boom on January 25, 2012 at 10:50 PM

You folks may or may not think I am an extremist or alarmist, but does anyone see the real problem here?

The real problem being this poll actually putting out these numbers as approval of the One’s speech being in Kim Jung Il’s and Saddam Hussein’s re-election number ranges….AND actually putting them out with some expectation that they are credible….

These are tyrant approval ratings…

This is troubling…and it AIN’T funny.

WL on January 25, 2012 at 10:38 PM
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You’re reading too much into it. It was probably a mistake, and the blockheads at CBS were too dimwitted to see it.

However, the imbecile that actually ran into this thread to cheer lead with his “read it, and weep” remark is a ready-made for servitude. I find dupes like that very disturbing.

ghostwriter on January 25, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Well, I screwed up that cut and paste, ghostwriter.

I always wondered how those two demographics co-existed as well.

Typicalwhitewoman on January 25, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Latinos only take the jobs that Blacks don’t want to do.
It’s a win/win for America.

Typicalwhitewoman on January 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Thus the concealedkerry immigration plan:

For every worker that crosses the border coming north we send south a welfare queen or professional baby maker!
Wallah! Lowers taxpayer funded OWS crowd and cuts down on Rat voters!

ConcealedKerry on January 25, 2012 at 10:52 PM

have to give C-BS a Kudo for at least being honest enough to “report” the polling sample.

Del Dolemonte on January 25, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Well, I screwed up that cut and paste, ghostwriter.

I always wondered how those two demographics co-existed as well.

Typicalwhitewoman on January 25, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Actually they don’t.

Nom de Boom on January 25, 2012 at 10:57 PM

” but views of the economy are improving”. The FREAKING ACTUAL FACTS of the economy, are SCARING THE SHIT OUT of anyone who does a very little bit of looking beyond what the government and media are saying. The economy WORLD-WIDE is coming apart, and there is no one in authority standing up and saying,” LOOK OUT!” Business as usual will not be a solution.

bigmike on January 25, 2012 at 11:01 PM

This poll has got to be one of the worst photoshops of all time.

Of all time!

/Kanye

Left Coast Right Mind on January 25, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Here’s another example of the friction between the two groups. Lots of competition to be the favored constituents of the Democrat Party. That’s why it’s so heartening to see more and more minorities rejecting the fealty paradigm.

Nom de Boom on January 25, 2012 at 11:02 PM

I call BS. You can’t even get 92% to say Kim Kardashian’s butt is large.

Paul-Cincy on January 25, 2012 at 10:19 PM

Rasmussen should take a pole.

SparkPlug on January 25, 2012 at 11:03 PM

By October he’ll have 99% approval rating and we’ll have 4% unemployment.

Isn’t this great?

golfmann on January 25, 2012 at 11:04 PM

The greatest gift to the Republican nominee is an overconfident Obama strutting around like he’s the greatest gift to America. Let him brag about what a great leader he is. Let him promise the world. His loud, bleating self-promotion should be encouraged.

EMD on January 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

By October he’ll have 99% approval rating and we’ll have 4% unemployment.

Isn’t this great?

golfmann on January 25, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Why stop there? My skittle-pooping unicorn needs a mate.

Nom de Boom on January 25, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Rasmussen should take a pole.

SparkPlug on January 25, 2012 at 11:03 PM

They’d have to pry Ms. Kardashian off it first.

Nom de Boom on January 25, 2012 at 11:13 PM

The greatest gift to the Republican nominee is an overconfident Obama strutting around like he’s the greatest gift to America. Let him brag about what a great leader he is. Let him promise the world. His loud, bleating self-promotion should be encouraged.

EMD on January 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Unfortunately, he’s not that stupid. He knows that he’s in trouble, that’s why he won’t talk about Obamacare you know what, and why he’s gone negative a year before the election.

ghostwriter on January 25, 2012 at 11:13 PM

ConcealedKerry on January 25, 2012 at 10:48 PM

I think the instructions for that are off site at google. 7 % might know.

Bmore on January 25, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Rasmussen should take a pole.

SparkPlug on January 25, 2012 at 11:03 PM

They’d have to pry Ms. Kardashian off it first.

Nom de Boom on January 25, 2012 at 11:13 PM

I just got an idea for the Newt’s New Moon base.

SparkPlug on January 25, 2012 at 11:19 PM

But hey, Romney’s complete inability to defend and promote free market principles will make him a shoo-in against this joker, right?

besser tot als rot on January 25, 2012 at 11:34 PM

37.75 million watched Barry’s speech. Well that explains where all the Obamabots were last night. Everyone else was already aware that all he’d do is recycle all his past focus-group platitudes.

GarandFan on January 25, 2012 at 11:46 PM

But hey, Romney’s complete inability to defend and promote free market principles will make him a shoo-in against this joker, right?

besser tot als rot on January 25, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Hell Romney can’t even put Gingrich away much less that retarded scumbag in the white house.

I mean think about it Romney is struggling to beat the guy who looks live Reverend Flavel from the Porky’s movie. Yep, this country is in a world of hurt.

bbinfl on January 25, 2012 at 11:53 PM

91 percent of those who watched the speech approved of the proposals

The other 9 percent must have been strapped into a chair with their eyes held open.

pedestrian on January 25, 2012 at 11:57 PM

Slightly O/T:

This is making the rounds on the Internet…

… Compare this to Obowma’s speech last night.

“Rep. Kelly’s Statement During Education and Workforce Committee Markup”
Seven Percent Solution on January 25, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Thanks for posting that. Mike Kelly is my rep. I like to keep my eye on him, but it looks like he’s doing a good job. He replaced that awful Kathy Dalkemper, who voted for Obamacare in spite of massive input from her constituents. I also bought my car from his dealership!

Night Owl on January 26, 2012 at 12:16 AM

They left out one important piece of information: How much did they pay the participants for their opinions? I’m sure the Dims got at least 50% more than the Repubs.

stukinIL4now on January 26, 2012 at 12:24 AM

IT`S A cbs POLL…. THERE ARE PLENTY MORE LIES TO COME. THE BS TRAIN IS ROLLIN KIDDIES…. Lets do something about this. PLEASE…

Squidly Diddley on January 26, 2012 at 12:24 AM

 
 
Forget it, Jake — it’s CBS.
 
 

ignatzk on January 26, 2012 at 12:30 AM

“Eighty-three percent approved of Mr. Obama’s proposals regarding Afghanistan, which received only a 57 percent approval rating beforehand.” A 26-point jump on a 10-year-old war thanks to an hour of bromides. See now why he writes these things at an eighth-grade level?

+1

kunegetikos on January 26, 2012 at 12:40 AM

The President gets an F grade for his SOTU speech last night, in a public MSN poll, in fact, if you divide the poll evenly from the C grade Barack loses 55/45.

Speakup on January 26, 2012 at 12:51 AM

Hey Allah. Does it bother you at all that this article was posted a YEAR AGO???????

thphilli on January 26, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Either CBS wrote the date wrong on literally EVERYTHING, or Allah is posting an article from a year ago . . . .

Oh Allahpundit . . .

thphilli on January 26, 2012 at 1:04 AM

I think we haven’t seen the Nielson’s Rating of the Speech… Say 2 million. /sarc

On a serious note. Maybe we do have some seriously stupids citizens. Then again, when it comes to polls, they can be skewed. It’s CBS, as someone already noted.

mr_west on January 26, 2012 at 1:13 AM

I didn’t watch it. No point. He lies, points fingers, burns strawmen at the stake, and he’s just plain boring as hell.

Same as every day his ugly mug shows up on tv. Once a year is too much.

Tell you what, I’ll watch his next few speeches, but only if he’s hooked up to an accurate polygraph with the results on screen. Hell, we should do that with ALL our politicians.

Wolfmoon on January 26, 2012 at 1:30 AM

Didn’t watch it (got better things to do), but from what I hear it was a typical Obama SNAFU speech.

AttaBoyLuther on January 26, 2012 at 1:32 AM

They Made Detroit Better

Can we get some foreigners to come over and start media corps?

Wait! What about Rupert?

Rupert was a start and all it took was a tax break. But we can’t give that to rich people. Don’t get anything in return. Much better to give it to Alinsky clones.

IlikedAUH2O on January 26, 2012 at 6:22 AM

I wonder if those same 92% would have voted the saem his last SOTU..and the one before. Ahmnadinjihad would be proud of these poll antics.

malkinmania on January 26, 2012 at 6:48 AM

MFM really sucks at hiding how much they enjoy giving Obama “Lewinski’s”.

insidiator on January 26, 2012 at 7:46 AM

Judge a man by his actions, NOT his words.

Wade on January 26, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Who really ran this poll, Baghdad Bob?

Wade on January 26, 2012 at 8:37 AM

The poles must be taken at Huffington Post or the media coffee room. Nearly everyone I talk to has a different opinion than what’s polled. Can’t wait to see the media explanation of the results of the election in November.

mixplix on January 26, 2012 at 8:58 AM

The poles must be taken at Huffington Post or the media coffee room. Nearly everyone I talk to has a different opinion than what’s polled. Can’t wait to see the media explanation of the results of the election in November.

mixplix on January 26, 2012 at 8:58 AM

They’ll sit in stunned disbelief, wondering how people “so stupid” (as Newsweak would say) could defeat Duh Wun! It’s gonna be a gas!

insidiator on January 26, 2012 at 9:01 AM

This was a CBS pole, I should have known better, Same as listening to Dan Rather’s smear about Bush.

mixplix on January 26, 2012 at 9:03 AM

See BS!

insidiator on January 26, 2012 at 9:11 AM

These speeches make a splash initially and then they disappear into the ether.

Thats the tradition. Just say it so later on you can quote yourself as having said it. You never actually have to do it.

BobMbx on January 26, 2012 at 9:58 AM

You’re forgiven, Allah. That SOTU campaign speech dumbed us all down a little. Besides, you were ahead of the curve–recycled speech, recycled poll.

stukinIL4now on January 26, 2012 at 10:35 AM

This is typical of the breathless liberal Spin and INCITING for the Enemy that Allah LOVES to engage in here.

He WANTED to Report Obama’s SOTU approval at 92% after the speech – it FEEDS his narrative and HELPS him Incite for Left and get them “CHARGED UP” to win……so that he can pretend to complain about it later.

The transapancy of Contempt is obvious. This level of incompetance is stultifying, as well.

williamg on January 26, 2012 at 10:47 AM

If this is accurate, I saw screw it . . . let this poor sick Republic crumble under the weight of this fool.

rplat on January 26, 2012 at 10:48 AM

a BS in Statistics.

Conan on January 25, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Isn’t that redundant? ;)

GWB on January 26, 2012 at 10:50 AM

I can’t for the life of me figure out how the press thinks this guy is so smart and a great orator. Nothing he’s showing me indicates he’s anything other than a second rate liberal college professor. Good Lord I hope the country doesn’t get snowballed into a second term with this BS artist. I can hardly stand to watch anything he says, it’s either a platitude or an outright lie.

buckeyerich on January 26, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Granted, granted, their sample is a ludicrous 44% Democrat and 25% Republican.

Right. No way 25% of the folks watching that speech were Republican. We’ve heard it all before.

Pablo Snooze on January 26, 2012 at 3:47 PM

In a poll conducted in the CBS News Room, 100% thought Barry Soetoe’s SOTU speech was the fourth best ever in history.

galtani on January 25, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Behind Barry’s SOTU speeches in 2009, 2010, and 2011. The Lincoln 1865 inaugural came in a distant fifth.

Steve Z on January 26, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Chocolate rivers, lollipop fields, marshmellow clouds, unicorns, Mr. Rogers, the Lullaby League, and Obama’s bullsh*t…what’s the difference

Erich66 on January 25, 2012 at 10:07 PM

The difference is that Mister Rogers actually did something useful, in helping to teach pre-school children

Siddhartha Vicious on January 26, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Read it and weep!

BedBug on January 25, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Geez, the things you see after DDT has been banned.

Siddhartha Vicious on January 26, 2012 at 8:42 PM

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