One of my favorite bloggers is da tech guy at datechguyblog.com. He posted a story today about recent polls touted by the Washington Post about the election in November and how voters feel about various issues. His story is based on a story posted at Hot Air by Ed Morrissey.
The secret to getting any poll to confirm anything you want confirmed is in determining who you ask the questions. The recent Washington Post/ABC poll is the poster child for this technique.
Datechguy points out:
In a poll that is only 23% republican
- Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney draw 42% and 44% respectively nearly double the GOP sample
- The president draws no better than 52%.
In a poll only 23% republican and with a 11 point Democratic advantage:
- the president can only manage a 3 pt advantage on jobs.
In a poll with only 23% republicans Obama can only manage
- A 55% rating on Woman’s issues
- A 53% rating on international affairs
- and a 55% rating on being “inspiring
In a poll with only 23% republicans the president can’t crack 50% on:
- Protecting the middle class
- Understanding people’s problems,
- Dealing with Healthcare
- Supporting small business
- Handling terrorism
In a poll only 23% republican Romney holds an advantage over Obama on the issues of:
- Energy Policy
- Handling the Economy
and holds a double digit lead on dealing with the deficit.
America cannot afford four more years of Barack Obama. He has polarized the country along economic and racial lines, he has spent money like there was no tomorrow both personally and publicly, and he has politicized all the areas of the government he could in the time he has been in office. We need to clean house–get rid of all the political hacks in high places and replace them with people who love America. President Obama does not seem to understand the whole concept of loving America–he is too busy getting even for those things he considered the wrongs of the past. When he stated that the Buffett Rule tax was not about raising money, but about fairness, he told us all we needed to know.