Pew poll puts Obama approval at 50/41

posted at 11:35 am on March 14, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

I’ll give Pew this much credit — they did a better job of sampling in their latest poll than Reuters.  That’s a bit like saying  that Scary Movie 4 was a better film than Battlefield Earth, however.  Pew finds that Barack Obama’s job approval has bounced back up to 50/41, but it took a sample that underrepresented Republican voters to get there:

Mitt Romney has retaken a significant lead nationally in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, even as he has fallen further behind Barack Obama in a general election matchup. Moreover, Obama’s own job approval rating has reached 50% for the first time since last May, shortly after the killing of Osama bin Laden.

The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted March 7-11 among 1,503 adults, including 1,188 registered voters and 538 Republican and Republican-leaning voters, finds that Romney leads Rick Santorum, 33% to 24%, in the GOP nomination contest. A month ago, the two men were in a virtual tie (28% Romney, 30% Santorum).

That sounds like it sampled Republicans fairly, but we’ll come back to that in a moment.  Pew found that Obama leads Romney 54/32 and Santorum 57/39, which is way outside the RCP average gap for Romney as well as Santorum.  Pew also says that Obama’s standing has improved markedly, despite recent polling indicating otherwise:

The poll includes other positive signs for Obama, as well some potential vulnerabilities. For the first time since last May, significantly more approve (50%) than disapprove (41%) of his overall job performance. That is little changed from a month ago (47% approve, 43% disapprove), but in January 44% approved of the way Obama is handling his job as president, while 48% disapproved.

Obama’s approval rating for handling the economy also has improved over the past several months. Currently, 43% approve of his handling of the economy, while 53% disapprove. In November, 35% gave him positive marks on the economy and 58% disapproved.

How did Pew manage to find this?  Scroll down to page 38 to get to the sample composition.  The overall sample totaled 1503 adults, of which 27.4% were Republicans, and 34.5% were Democrats.  Among the 1188 registered voters, the sample has a D/R/I of 37/30/30.  The 2008 exit polls showed a D/R/I of 39/32/29, and the 2010 election 35/35/30.  Are we to believe that Republicans will comprise a lower percentage of the vote in 2012 than in 2008?  Really?

Furthermore, Pew doesn’t mention that it switches from registered voters to general-population adults when it produces the presidential approval ratings.  One only discovers that by drilling down to page 42 of the report, where the total number of voters is 1503, not 1188.  That group only has 27.4% Republicans, and it’s also the least predictive sampling type available.  They do actually calculate this among the registered-voter sample, which produces a slightly different 51/43 rating, one which would have made the same point — perhaps even more strongly — while not pulling a bit of a bait-and-switch on readers.

So far, the Pew results are all outliers compared to the rest of the polls coming out this week, and its own methodology strongly suggests the reason why.


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Jeez, enough with the polls! How about posting something useful, like recipes?

Rixon on March 14, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Pew found that Obama leads Romney 54/32

no, it’s 54/42

sesquipedalian on March 14, 2012 at 11:37 AM

Pew Poll. Well named. Cause it sure stinks.

Bitter Clinger on March 14, 2012 at 11:38 AM

So why are these polls even mentioned, if their methodology is so skewed? Anybody with a modicum of sense can tell there’s no way he’s at 50% approval.

changer1701 on March 14, 2012 at 11:39 AM

That group only has 27.4% Republicans, and it’s also the least predictive sampling type available.

oy.

sesquipedalian on March 14, 2012 at 11:39 AM

These polls are a bunch of BS. Maybe 10% of the people I talk to or work with like obambi now. And a lot of them voted for him in 2008. It’s bs.

VegasRick on March 14, 2012 at 11:39 AM

Are we to believe that Republicans will comprise a lower percentage of the vote in 2012 than in 2008? Really?

If that happens we deserve another four years of unchecked European style socialism under a dictator who hates America and whose grifter wife was never proud of this nation until her jug-eared idiot husband got elected to office as a sop to affirmative action.

Happy Nomad on March 14, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Can’t wait to come on this site after Obama destroys Romney come election night.

You can keep ignoring the good jobs report which comes out every month. It is not perfect but we are certainly heading in the right direction.

liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Coordination in polling messaging this week, Axelrod and Journolist?

bearpaw on March 14, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Obama Warmists.

Hide the decline.

portlandon on March 14, 2012 at 11:42 AM

The whole point of these polls is to drive Obama’s polling average up. These are meant to offset the Times and WaPo polls and give liberals a reason to stay inside the cocoon.

TheLastBrainLeft on March 14, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Can’t wait to come on this site after Obama destroys Romney come election night.

You can keep ignoring the good jobs report which comes out every month. It is not perfect but we are certainly heading in the right direction.

liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Keep cheering on 8.3% unemployment.

Good Lt on March 14, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Wishcasting, I believe.

Mord on March 14, 2012 at 11:44 AM

O/T, but does anyone know anything about the “Student Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012″? It’s all over Facebook and I’m just looking for more info about the specifics. The links are very vague.

Thanks :)

hollygolightly on March 14, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Polling liars…

Time to start boiling the tar and plucking the chickens…

Khun Joe on March 14, 2012 at 11:45 AM

If Zero is reelected I’m going all Baal T’Shuva(returning to Judaism) and making Aliyah.
I’m kidding…mostly.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 14, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Can’t wait to come on this site after Obama destroys Romney come election night.

You can keep ignoring the good jobs report which comes out every month. It is not perfect but we are certainly heading in the right direction.

liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Keep cheering on 8.3% unemployment.

Good Lt on March 14, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Keep cheering $5 gas.

kevinkristy on March 14, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Can’t wait to come on this site after Obama destroys Romney come election night.

You can keep ignoring the good jobs report which comes out every month. It is not perfect but we are certainly heading in the right direction.

liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:41 AM

If Obama destroys Romney election night this country is right behind Romnney.

T

Tenwheeler on March 14, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Keep cheering on 8.3% unemployment.

Good Lt on March 14, 2012 at 11:44 AM

227K Americans got jobs last month. For that I’m happy because these people now have the ability to provide for their family.

I don’t see how 200 thousand Americans returning to work is a bad thing. I’m sorry if the jobs report got in the way of your talking points…

liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Can’t wait to come on this site after Obama destroys Romney come election night.

You can keep ignoring the good jobs report which comes out every month. It is not perfect but we are certainly heading in the right direction.

liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Libsquirrel4life will be along shortly to tell us that this shows it’s in the bag for Obama.

Bitter Clinger on March 14, 2012 at 9:57 AM

I called it!!! Just in the wrong thread (the Reuters poll one).

Bitter Clinger on March 14, 2012 at 11:49 AM

cary Movie 4 was a better film than Battlefield Earth

They were both great movies!

Apologetic California on March 14, 2012 at 11:49 AM

When the left controls the pollsters, and the media. They control the narrative.

No matter how loud you cry about these polls, they will be blasted on Yahoo, AOL (all the aggregators) and then pushed hard on the evening newscasts. Bank on it.

The sheep (who just took out a loans to pay for gas) must be convinced that Obama is inevitable.

kevinkristy on March 14, 2012 at 11:50 AM

Can’t wait to come on this site after Obama destroys Romney come election night.

liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:41 AM

Oh Sweetie! Bless your heart.

The election isn’t until November. Trolls like you are able to post for only a couple months at best.

Happy Nomad on March 14, 2012 at 11:50 AM

and the poll that had EgoNewt up 10 pts in Alabammer……..

FlaMurph on March 14, 2012 at 11:50 AM

227K Americans got jobs last month. For that I’m happy because these people now have the ability to provide for their family.

I don’t see how 200 thousand Americans returning to work is a bad thing. I’m sorry if the jobs report got in the way of your talking points…

liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Millions more wish they could provide for their families.

Bitter Clinger on March 14, 2012 at 11:51 AM

227K Americans got jobs last month.
liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:47 AM

After “adjustments”, no the economy didn’t add that many jobs; actually we’ve been losing jobs the entire winter. But there goes that seasonally-adjusted figure to make up for job losses that typically come after the holidays.

Apologetic California on March 14, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Funny how after there are polls put out by reliable leftwing outfits showing low approval numbers for Obama, there comes along a couple of polls put out by reliable leftwing outfits showing positive approval numbers for Obama. What a coincidence.

opustx on March 14, 2012 at 11:51 AM

227K Americans got jobs last month. For that I’m happy because these people now have the ability to provide for their family.

I don’t see how 200 thousand Americans returning to work is a bad thing. I’m sorry if the jobs report got in the way of your talking points…

liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Coming from a clan who thought and screamed that 5.5% unemployment under a Republican President was worse than the Great Depression, this makes me laugh.

You’ve successfully rationalized away a new normal of perpetually high unemployment.

Now tell us how awesome increasing gas prices is for the little guy.

Good Lt on March 14, 2012 at 11:52 AM

If Zero is reelected I’m going all Baal T’Shuva(returning to Judaism) and making Aliyah.
I’m kidding…mostly.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 14, 2012 at 11:45 AM

You will also need to refresh your Hewbrew. The term is “Hazara Le-Tshuva”. Also, if you are born a Jew, your Right of Return is not contingent on your religious belief.

Archivarix on March 14, 2012 at 11:54 AM

You can keep ignoring the good jobs report which comes out every month.

liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:41 AM

I really feel sorry for you. 227,000 jobs. 284,000 was caused by an increase in Multiple Job holders.

IOW, grandma had to get a 3rd job just to fill her gas tank.

faraway on March 14, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Millions more wish they could provide for their families.

Bitter Clinger on March 14, 2012 at 11:51 AM

I understand that, Rome was not built in a day.

We are getting there. Every month hundreds of thousands of jobs keep getting added to the economy, it will take a while to reverse 8 years of the disaster also known as the Bush Presidency.

liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Pew is not to be trusted. Their history shows that they are willing to slant their polls in order to advance their political positions.

slickwillie2001 on March 14, 2012 at 11:57 AM

We are getting there. Every month hundreds of thousands of jobs keep getting added to the economy, it will take a while to reverse 8 years of the disaster also known as the Bush Presidency.

liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Every month, hundreds of thousands of new citizens (and immigrants of all stripes and legality levels) are added to the economy, too. The job growth EXCEED population growth to have any sort of recovery. I know, you’re not paid to understand that; I’m just showing off.

Archivarix on March 14, 2012 at 11:58 AM

227K Americans got jobs last month. For that I’m happy because these people now have the ability to provide for their family.

liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Pretty hard to “provide” for your family on a part time income. More than 50% of the 220k were part time or temp jobs.

kevinkristy on March 14, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Can’t wait to come on this site after Obama destroys Romney come election night.

You can keep ignoring the good jobs report which comes out every month. It is not perfect but we are certainly heading in the right direction.

liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:41 AM

…do they require drug testing, at work or in your basement?

KOOLAID2 on March 14, 2012 at 11:58 AM

They actually want us to believe Obama leads Romney by 22 points? Seriously? Are they trying to set a record for outliers?

mitchellvii on March 14, 2012 at 11:59 AM

“If the media was doing it’s job, Barak Obowma would never be President of the United States. If the media was doing it’s job, we wouldn’t be +$15 Trillion in debt…” – Andrew Breitbart

Seven Percent Solution on March 14, 2012 at 11:59 AM

I understand that, Rome was not built in a day.

We are getting there. Every month hundreds of thousands of jobs keep getting added to the economy, it will take a while to reverse 8 years of the disaster also known as the Bush Presidency.

liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:55 AM

…so your imaginary friends are working?

KOOLAID2 on March 14, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Archivarix on March 14, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Cool!
Two Jewish parents, baby!
///

annoyinglittletwerp on March 14, 2012 at 12:02 PM

I understand that, Rome was not built in a day.

We are getting there. Every month hundreds of thousands of jobs keep getting added to the economy, it will take a while to reverse 8 years of the disaster also known as the Bush Presidency.

liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Yeah. And that republic was destroyed by dictators too.

totherightofthem on March 14, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Unfortunately today mnay polls, especially those commissioned by the media, are used to drive rather than measure public opinion. They start with the result they want achieve and then take whatever steps are required to obtain the desired result.

bw222 on March 14, 2012 at 12:02 PM

227K Americans got jobs last month. For that I’m happy because these people now have the ability to provide for their family.

I don’t see how 200 thousand Americans returning to work is a bad thing. I’m sorry if the jobs report got in the way of your talking points…

liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:47 AM

…I see you are going to be killing our time, and your brain cells today!

KOOLAID2 on March 14, 2012 at 12:02 PM

I understand that, Rome was not built in a day.

We are getting there. Every month hundreds of thousands of jobs keep getting added to the economy, it will take a while to reverse 8 years of the disaster also known as the Bush Presidency.

liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Hmm, you see the problem is, that I was doing MUCH better, in EVERY way, financially, job security, gas prices, etc, etc. when the “disaster” was in full swing. Oh how I long for the days of the “disaster” presidency. Last I heard, about 80% of the rest of the country is with me on that.

Meople on March 14, 2012 at 12:03 PM

…so your imaginary friends are working?

KOOLAID2 on March 14, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Even the imaginary avoid here.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 14, 2012 at 12:04 PM

More than 50% of the 220k were part time or temp jobs.

kevinkristy on March 14, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Actually, all of them (and more) were 2nd and 3rd part time jobs. 284,000 of them.

faraway on March 14, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Even the imaginary avoid here.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 14, 2012 at 12:04 PM
‘HER’.

annoyinglittletwerp on March 14, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Man the desperation must be quite large. Two “fixed” sample polls in one day.

Very interesting.

gophergirl on March 14, 2012 at 12:06 PM

We are getting there. Every month hundreds of thousands of jobs keep getting added to the economy, it will take a while to reverse 8 years of the disaster also known as the Bush Presidency.

liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:55 AM

You cannot deny your socialist messiah and his policies are anti-private sector- anti-job creation.

Where is his jobs bill at that was so desparately needed- after fiddling for 2-1/2 years??
You should be in the media because they have a short memory too.
Hint: sotu

FlaMurph on March 14, 2012 at 12:06 PM

If JugEars gets above 20%…it isn’t an educational crisis in this country…it’s a rampant out of control drug problem! Maybe Ron Paul is right!

KOOLAID2 on March 14, 2012 at 12:08 PM

it will take a while to reverse 8 years of the disaster also known as the Bush Presidency.

liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:55 AM

Never fear, Obama has managed quite nicely to reverse the job growth and low unemployment numbers that existed throughout the Bush presidency in only 3 years. His high unemployment and massive loss of jobs has been a perfect liberal accomplishment.

txmomof6 on March 14, 2012 at 12:09 PM

“The latest national survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, conducted March 7-11 among 1,503 adults, including 1,188 registered voters and 538 Republican and Republican-leaning voters…”

That’s how they got Obama to 50%.

ncjetsfan on March 14, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Ed:

Are we to believe that Republicans will comprise a lower percentage of the vote in 2012 than in 2008? Really?

Given the comparatively lackluster turnout numbers in the GOP primaries to date, as well as the fervor of much of the “non-Romney” voter, I think that’s a distinct possibility, at least.

Drew Lowell on March 14, 2012 at 12:21 PM

So if you assume the electorate will be 37% Democrat, 30% Republican, and 30% Independent, Obama is just about electable!

HitNRun on March 14, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Never fear, Obama has managed quite nicely to reverse the job growth and low unemployment numbers that existed throughout the Bush presidency in only 3 years.

txmomof6 on March 14, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Please take a minute to elaborate, since your statement reflects the exact opposite of reality.

Drew Lowell on March 14, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Interesting how whenever a poll comes out showing Obama with low approval numbers the next day another poll from some organization arrives that under samples Republicans or Independents to show Obama with a high approval.It’s telling that Obama can only get high approval ratings with skewed samples.Clearly these favorable polls are ment to try to drive the news and hide Obamas weakness as an incumbent President. Imagine what it would be like if we actually had honest and fair reporting in this country. Rather then reporters and news agencies with an agenda to protect a failed President.

Hera on March 14, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Can’t wait to come on this site after Obama destroys Romney come election night.

You can keep ignoring the good jobs report which comes out every month. It is not perfect but we are certainly heading in the right direction.

liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:41 AM

I’ll help you out: The employment numbers being released are not legit. They’re not true. They’re not real. They’re fabricated; they’re massaged. The secret lies in the labor force participation rate: This country has lost two million-plus jobs since Obama was inaugurated. There are two million fewer jobs. Now, I don’t care how you want to report monthly unemployment applications and say that they’re coming down. Even with the “reduction,” there are still 370,000 people every month applying for unemployment. There are hundreds of thousands more who have given up. We’re not creating jobs, and yet everybody in the media and on the Democrat side has got themselves convinced ’cause they live in this virtual alternative reality.

You’ve got yourself convinced that the economy is growing, that we’re creating jobs. But if we’re creating jobs (remember, now, we’re still down 370,000 a week if not more), then where’s the economic growth? And where’s the tax revenue? Where’s all the tax revenue from all this economic growth? Where’s all the income tax revenue from all these new jobs?

Look, which number is bigger?

A. 6/7
B. 8/9

jjnco73 on March 14, 2012 at 12:34 PM

When will Morrissey continue his crusade against pollsters not producing the “Right” result by attacking today’s Bloomberg poll?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-14/obama-romney-race-toss-up-in-poll-showing-independents-critical.html

“Obama has improved his standing on the economy, has a majority of Americans viewing him favorably and has begun to rekindle the enthusiasm of his 2008 supporters. Forty-eight percent of the public approves of the job the president is doing, up from a September low of 45 percent.”

mlindroo on March 14, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Pew Poll. Well named. Cause it sure stinks.

Bitter Clinger on March 14, 2012 at 11:38 AM

…Pi$$ Poll would be better.

KOOLAID2 on March 14, 2012 at 12:48 PM

When will Morrissey continue his crusade against pollsters not producing the “Right” result by attacking today’s Bloomberg poll?

mlindroo on March 14, 2012 at 12:41 PM

From same poll, first graf: A strengthening economy and a contentious Republican primary have not translated into a wave of support for President Barack Obama, who runs even in a matchup against his likely challenger, Mitt Romney.


The poll also indicates that, after a year of congressional gridlock, the public isn’t eager to hand Democrats back control of the House of Representatives.
If the elections were held today, 46 percent of likely voters said they would support the Republican candidate, and 44 percent the Democratic candidate, in their congressional district.

A plurality continues to give Obama negative marks for his handling of the economy. Fifty-six percent of those surveyed disapprove of the president’s handling of the economy.* While that is down from 62 percent in September, it is up from 52 percent at this point last year.

*Lol, libtard Bloomberg, 56% is a large MAJORITY, not plurality.

Apologetic California on March 14, 2012 at 12:51 PM

USSA

Schadenfreude on March 14, 2012 at 12:52 PM

The employment numbers being released are not legit. They’re not true. They’re not real. They’re fabricated; they’re massaged.
jjnco73 on March 14, 2012 at 12:34 PM

We keep seeing absurd charges like this every time there’s a positive monthly number. Please provide a link to any nonpartisan source that convincingly argues that the National Bureau Of Labor Statistics figures –which have been the standard source of these stats for years, going back way before the Obama administration– are now not to be trusted.

Drew Lowell on March 14, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Is Pew Research opening up a ‘Green’ energy company and available for a DOE loan guarantee?

If not they should.

jukin3 on March 14, 2012 at 1:06 PM

Unfortunately today mnay polls, especially those commissioned by the media, are used to drive rather than measure public opinion. They start with the result they want achieve and then take whatever steps are required to obtain the desired result.
bw222 on March 14, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Interesting how whenever a poll comes out showing Obama with low approval numbers the next day another poll from some organization arrives that under samples Republicans or Independents to show Obama with a high approval.It’s telling that Obama can only get high approval ratings with skewed samples.Clearly these favorable polls are ment to try to drive the news and hide Obamas weakness as an incumbent President. Imagine what it would be like if we actually had honest and fair reporting in this country. Rather then reporters and news agencies with an agenda to protect a failed President.
Hera on March 14, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Right, and the readily apparent problem for Obama is even with glaringly unreliable joke polling samples of registered voters/ general adults/ likely general registered adults, etc. , Obama and his mainstream media polling resources are increasingly finding it harder to collect a polling sample which gets him anywhere near 50% approval, even with a split republican field of presidential candidates, and an undetermined republican nominee.

Soon they will have to poll exclusively Daily Kos and MSNBC media commentators to get Obama anywhere near the numbers they want him to have.

Cavalry on March 14, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Amazing we have had ANY recovery whatsoever. Those that have done better under this administration, have done so IN SPITE of the overbearing weight of regulation Odumba$$ keeps dumping on us. I also find it quite remarkable that his taxpayer funded initiates keep failing. All this IN SPITE of him rigging the game.

There is the distinct probability socialism may have zero chance in this country, despite the antics of the Great Meddler in Chief.

Turtle317 on March 14, 2012 at 1:14 PM

it will take a while to reverse 8 3 years of the disaster also known as the Bush Presidency Obama Monarchy.

liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:55 AM

FIFY

Bitter Clinger on March 14, 2012 at 1:19 PM

And Carter had a 34 point lead in the ABC News/Harris poll about this time in 1980.

http://www.harrisinteractive.com/vault/Harris-Interactive-Poll-Research-CARTER-NOW-FAR-AHEAD-OF-BOTH-REAGAN-AND-BUSH-1980-01.pdf

34 points.

PappyD61 on March 14, 2012 at 1:56 PM

And I think there’s coordination going on here, Ed with Reuters and Pew releasing these ‘similar’ findings on the same day.

manofaiki on March 14, 2012 at 2:08 PM

And I think there’s coordination going on here, Ed with Reuters and Pew releasing these ‘similar’ findings on the same day.

manofaiki on March 14, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Nah, that would never happen.
/sarc

dogsoldier on March 14, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Keep the skewed polls coming. The more overconfident the Demorats are, the better their chances of receiving a big ol’ can of Whoop A** in November. I seem to recall the polls in ’10 saying the House was theirs to keep.

lonestarleeroy on March 14, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Although I have complained that HA and Ed and Allah keep publicising these fractured and polls, I do have to give them a well deserved pat on the back for educating the public. A few years ago, these polls would be accetped as gospel. Now, thanks to ed et al, the Hot Air public is becoming very familar with polling and often quite expert in poll failures and biases.

Old Country Boy on March 14, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Whatever it takes to get that number to 50 boys. Get to it.

forest on March 14, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Okay the Little Boy King is happy now, lets move along.

DDay on March 14, 2012 at 3:24 PM

I don’t see how 200 thousand Americans returning to work is a bad thing. I’m sorry if the jobs report got in the way of your talking points…

liberal4life on March 14, 2012 at 11:47 AM

I rejoice for the 200,000 Americans with jobs.

I cry for the 2.6 million who have no job due to the Obama economy.

itsspideyman on March 14, 2012 at 3:27 PM

The left as a whole is dishonest. They saw the poll numbers falling so two poll companies went to work to make sure that a new “reality” could be created.

CW on March 14, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Hmm, you see the problem is, that I was doing MUCH better, in EVERY way, financially, job security, gas prices, etc, etc. when the “disaster” was in full swing. Oh how I long for the days of the “disaster” presidency. Last I heard, about 80% of the rest of the country is with me on that.

Meople on March 14, 2012 at 12:03 PM

I remember the left screaming about how bad the economy was under Bush. Now it’s even worse, and they are making it sound like everything is coming up roses! 0_o

txlisa73 on March 14, 2012 at 9:38 PM

What that means is that 50% of the country are really, really sick bastards, most of whom are sucking on the government teat.

Colatteral Damage on March 15, 2012 at 4:31 PM