Fawning Media Says Obama Most Popular Ever at 100 Days; Wash Times Says “Not So Fast”

Part of the problem with the current Obama-loving media is that they are always trying to show how correct they are to love everything about Obama.  This leads to distortions of the truth….

From The Washington Times:

President Obama’s media cheerleaders are hailing how loved he is. But at the 100-day mark of his presidency, Mr. Obama is the second-least-popular president in 40 years.

According to Gallup’s April survey, Americans have a lower approval of Mr. Obama at this point than all but one president since Gallup began tracking this in 1969. The only new president less popular was Bill Clinton, who got off to a notoriously bad start after trying to force homosexuals on the military and a federal raid in Waco, Texas, that killed 86. Mr. Obama’s current approval rating of 56 percent is only one tick higher than the 55-percent approval Mr. Clinton had during those crises.

As the attached chart shows, five presidents rated higher than Mr. Obama after 100 days in office. Ronald Reagan topped the charts in April 1981 with 67 percent approval. Following the Gipper, in order of popularity, were: Jimmy Carter with 63 percent in 1977; George W. Bush with 62 percent in 2001; Richard Nixon with 61 percent in 1969; and George H.W. Bush with 58 percent in 1989.

It’s no surprise the liberal media aren’t anxious to point out that their darling is less popular than George W. Bush. But given the Gallup numbers, their hurrahs could be more subdued. USA Today’s front page touted the April poll results as positive, with the headline: “Public thinks highly of Obama.” The current cover of Newsweek magazine ponders “The Secret of His [Mr. Obama’s] Success.” The comparison with previous presidents is useful because they are usually popular during their first few months in office – and most presidents have been more popular than Mr. Obama.

The explanation for Mr. Obama’s low approval is that he ran as a moderate but has governed from the far left. The fawning and self-deceiving press won’t go there. On Sunday’s “Meet the Press,” host David Gregory asked a panel about critics who “would say one of the things that he’s done in 100 days already is expand the role of government, the size of government.” Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin claimed, “That’s what he ran for the presidency in the first place for.”

Read the rest:
http://washingtontimes.com/news/20
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April 28 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama has an approval rating of 68 percent, a higher figure than his predecessor had at his 100-day mark in office, a poll found.

The New York Times/CBS News poll also showed that two- thirds of Americans say race relations in the country are generally good, with the percentage of black respondents who say so doubling since last July. Half of black Americans still believe that white people have more opportunity to get ahead in society, according to the survey.

In a sign of the strong support Obama maintains in the black community, 70 percent of the poll’s black respondents said the country is on the right track, compared with 34 percent of white respondents.

The first U.S. black president will mark his 100th day in office tomorrow by answering voters’ questions in Missouri and holding a primetime news conference in Washington.

The nationwide poll of almost 1,000 adults from April 22-26 shows widespread support for how Obama has addressed issues, including whether Congress should investigate interrogation methods authorized by former President George W. Bush.

Sixty-two percent of Americans agreed with Obama that hearings looking into the matter aren’t necessary, according to the survey.

The telephone poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points for all adults and plus or minus 7 percentage points for black respondents.

Read the rest:
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http://hotair.com/archives/2009/04
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Just last Thursday:

CNN said, “In a CNN Poll of Polls compiled Thursday, 64 percent of those questioned in various surveys say they approve of how Obama is handling his duties as president. Twenty-eight percent disapprove.”

But CNN also added this:

George W. Bush stood at 62 percent in a CNN/USA Today Gallup poll in April 2001, Bill Clinton was at 55 percent in a CNN/USA Today Gallup poll in April 1993, George H.W. Bush stood at 58 percent in a Gallup poll from April 1989, and Ronald Reagan was at 67 percent in a Gallup poll taken in April 1981.

Kudos To CNN On Obama Poll Numbers; Comparison Shows They Are Just About Meaningless — AP Gushes!!

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One Response to “Fawning Media Says Obama Most Popular Ever at 100 Days; Wash Times Says “Not So Fast””

  1. Mark Walker Says:

    Its funny the Gallop Poll from Gallup is considered one of the most accurate polls besides Rassmussen. Obama himself was using it durin g the campaign. It has nearly always predicted the winner of elections and seems to be the most accurate pulse. However I guess thats not good enough for some people. Usa Today, Cnn and others like them (MSNNBC) have natoriously over sample groups in their surveys to make the outcome appear favorable to their agenda. This meens finding and asking more Obama voters rather than a random sampling by parties. Sometimes on non- scientific polls they dont even report that they are non-scientific which is why you cant trust the big media outlet polls on either side. Gallup and Rassmussen seem to have the reputaion of honesty. That is why I was shocked that a left leaning paper the Washington Times reported this. Good for them the facts need to be out there. Maybe media is comming back to the center and will actually start reporting the truth on both sides.

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