Are the Media Manipulating Obama’s Poll Numbers?
I’m perplexed. President Obama’s poll numbers are dropping with almost every group, even among blacks. Even so, the media keep reporting that his overall approval rating is still around 45 to 47 percent. One report had him at 50 percent. A new Pew poll is showing Obama with a commanding ten point lead with an approval rating of 51%.
While director Michael Moore and actress Susan Sarandon will vote for the president in November, they are not happy with his performance. He’s not liberal enough for their tastes. Are the media manipulating the overall numbers to mask what’s really going on in order to discourage anti-Obama voters? Consider these individual reports.
An earlier Pew Research survey reported that the “world has cooled on Obama.”
Among the 21 countries surveyed, the largest drop in approval — from 57% to 27% — was seen in China, the Global Attitudes Project reveals. . . . Among five European countries surveyed both in 2009 and 2012, approval of Mr Obama’s international policies dropped from 78% to 63%. In five Muslim countries surveyed in both years, the approval rate dropped from 34% to 15%. Russia also joined the countries with double-digit declines, from 40% of respondents approving US international policies to 22%, an 18% decrease.
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