As we get hot and heavy into this election cycle, everyone is hanging on every poll. Is Trump up or down? Is Rubio still alive? Who is the only GOP candidate who can beat Hillary? Each candidate will blast out a fundraising email based on a decent poll result.
The problem is, polls can be very wrong. As Rich Galen wrote in Mullings this week, In the run-up to the Democrat primary election in Michigan, there were three polls that had relevance in terms of their timing. They showed, on average, Hillary Clinton winning by over 21 percentages points.
One poll, taken on the day before actual voting, showed Clinton winning by 27 percentage points, 61-34.
They juuuuust missed.
When actual people voted, Bernie Sanders won by 1.7 percentage points.
So with that in mind, we present this little nugget about President Obama.
The Hill reports, More Americans now say President Obama is doing a good job than at any other point in almost three years.
ARE. YOU. FRIGGING. KIDDING?
About 50 percent approve of Obama’s performance as chief executive, according to a Gallup survey released Thursday.
Obama’s job approval rating ticked up 5 points since the beginning of the year. It’s also 3 points higher than the average of his weekly ratings for his seventh year in office, Gallup added.
Obama in now the middle of the pack among other modern presidents during their final March in the Oval Office.
Obama outperforms former President George W. Bush, for example, who received a high of 32 percent in March 2008.
Former President Clinton, meanwhile, earned 63 percent in March 2000, while former President Reagan gained 52 percent in March 1988.
So President Barack Hussein Obama, who just rolled over to the Iranians, can’t do a damn thing to secure our borders, has run up more national debt than any all other presidents combined, has the lowest workforce participation rate since basically the Carter years, has a record number of Americans on food stamps – yes THAT president – has an approval rating nearing REAGAN?
This illustrates EXACTLY why polls are bogus — either that, or this nation really has dropped over the tipping point.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]