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No Good Options For Obama



” Not long ago, the conventional wisdom in official Washington held that the so-called sequester spending cuts would be a disaster for the Republican Party . They were expected to rise up in vehement protest once the “cuts” went into effect.

Instead, nobody outside of Washington noticed.

Today, the conventional wisdom suggests that the so-called government shutdown is a big time loser for the GOP. But, once again, few Americans other than federal workers have really noticed any difference.

That’s a big problem for the president. Nothing can be more frightening to liberal politicians than proving how little impact many federal programs have on the day-to-day lives of individual Americans. If nobody notices when they’re missing, it’s hard to argue against trimming the size of government.

So, the president is stuck with an impossible dilemma. If he tries to make the shutdown as painless as possible for the public, he loses all political leverage. If he tries to make people feel his pain, he looks like a bully. If he makes a deal with Republicans, his political base will be demoralized heading into the midterm election. If he doesn’t, and the standoff continues, calls for more permanent spending cuts will grow.”










Rasmussen: Americans Would Rather See Government Shutdown Than Obamacare Funded




” A majority of Americans prefer that the government go through a partial shutdown to cut funding for Obamacare, according to a new study by Rasmussen Reports. 

The study, which was released Tuesday, found that 51 percent of likely voters nationwide would rather see the government partially shut down when the current continuing resolution expires on September 30 than keep the president’s healthcare law funded at its current levels. Four in ten likely voters believe that we should avoid a government showdown by funding Obamacare at its current levels.

Included in the 51 percent of likely voters that would support the partial government shutdown are 57 percent of Independents and 78 percent of Republicans, as well as 61 percent of likely voters who have family in the military.

In addition, 53 percent of likely voters support a partial shutdown of the federal government so both parties can agree on what spending cuts to make. That includes 52 percent of Millennials, 62 percent of Independents and 59 percent of those who have family in the military.”










Poll: No More Harvard, Yale Presidents!



” Despite electing Yale and Harvard graduates for the last four consecutive presidents, Americans overwhelmingly want the next president to come from a non-Ivy League school, according to a national poll of likely voters.

Rasmussen Reports found that just 5 percent think it’s better for American to have an Ivy president. A staggering 85 percent believe its better for presidents to come from a variety of schools, not just the elite eight.

President Obama attended Harvard Law. Both Bush’s went to Yale as did former President Clinton.

Unlike most polls, there was no partisan disagreement in Rasmussen’s survey.”












” Gallup released a poll this month stating that the NRA stands at 54 percent approval.

Fifty-four percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of the National Rifle Association, while 38% have an unfavorable opinion. The public’s ratings of the NRA have fluctuated since first measured by Gallup in 1993 — from a low of 42% favorable in 1995 to a high of 60% in 2005.

On the other hand, the same polling firm shows that the media is distrusted by 60 percent of the population: approval rates for the media are below 30 percent.

And Congress? Their approval rate was last measured by Gallup at 21 percent. ”



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Congressional Performance

5% Think Congress Is Doing A Good or Excellent Job
Congress Approval

… This Is What A One Point Lead Looks Like

” The poll finds Romney with a 49% to 48% lead in a survey of 1,382 likely voters. But doesn’t something look wrong?

If both Obama and Romney are attracting the same split of their parties voters, what’s the deal with Romney’s 9% lead among Independents? Wouldn’t that account for more that an 1% lead?

It would if the results weren’t skewed toward Independents, and away from Republicans.

So this poll is assuming Democrats hold a +5 advantage over Republicans. The problem is that while the 34% number for Democrats sounds about right, the number for Republican’s is laughable. Look at Rasmussen’s most recent party affiliation survey:

September 2012
Republican 36.8%
Democrat 34.2%
Other 29.0%

To get to their 49% Romney, 48% Obama total they have Independents 6% higher (assuming they lumped Other into that total) than Rasmussen and Republicans over 7% lower.”



Cartoon By Michael Ramirez


  “According to new research released today by Rasmussen, more voters identify themselves as Republican than ever in the last 8 years. More importantly, by a 4 point margin, more voters identify as GOP than Democrat. This is the largest spread between the parties ever. Worse for Democrats, the number of voters who identify with their party is also approaching an historic low.”

  “Rasmussen: Biden Less Prepared Than Ryan to Be President”

  “Even after nearly four years as vice president, Joe Biden is less prepared to step into his boss’s shoes than newly selected candidate Paul Ryan would be, voters believe. ”

  “Even among his own party, Biden gets less than three out of four saying he is the better man for the job. When asked, 74 percent of Democrats said he was better prepared than Ryan, with 11 percent going for the man he is facing off against and 15 percent not knowing. Ryan scored with 81 percent of Republicans, with Biden getting just 9 percent.”

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Rasmussen: 61% hold favorable view of vilified fast-food chain

From Rasmussen 

  ” From the beginning of the nation, Americans have recognized a necessary tension between giving power to government and maintaining individual freedom. The Federalist Papers, written to advocate ratification of the Constitution, noted that when creating a government “the people must cede to it some of their natural rights in order to vest it with requisite powers.”

 Today, however, 66% of Likely U.S. Voters believe that there is too much government power and too little individual freedom. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just eight percent (8%) believe the opposite to be true. Twenty-two percent (22%) think the balance is about right.  (To see survey question wording, click here.)”


That’s great as far as it goes but try and square that with what happens on the first Tuesday in November .

Everybody wants the costs of government to be cut but not at their expense . ” Everybody’s Senator sucks … except mine .    

If this holds true it would be a very hopeful development .

“Wisconsin Senate candidate and former Gov. Tommy Thompson led presumptive Democratic nominee Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), according to a new poll released today by Rasmussen Reports, a firm
whose polling methods and accuracy are considered somewhat controversial. ”

We weren’t aware of Rasmussen and their polling being any more controversial or less accurate than any of the others out there peddling their wares .

    Come to think of it , we don’t recall much of any commentary usually being put forth by a publication when reporting on particular polls .

     When was the last time Roll Call quoted Zogby or PPS and injected  the editors own personal adjectives in describing the motives of their pollsters ?


Most voters consider voter fraud a problem in America today and continue to overwhelmingly support laws requiring people to show photo identification before being allowed to vote.”

Some more polling data from one of the more reliable pollsters . Nothing positive here for the status quo thats for sure .