I hope it’s just statistical noise, but he’s been trending up, especially in overall approval, since late last week. I wonder what gives...
People are stupid.
Cbs just had the idiots approval at 43%
Rasmussen is the standard and worth checking every day. I too have watched the rise coming. This Obama guy can get over 50% in 2012, if we are not careful. After all, it is only briefly that he polls, at Ras, under 45. This means with a little tomfoolery he can, in a pinch, rouse up 6% by next November.
This past 10 days sees Perry’s fall and Cain’s peaking and neither has been helpful. These events leave then the spot light on Santorum and Bachman and Gingrich. The first two are seen as too “extreme”, and Newt will get a baggage hit next. This leaves Romney standing. Romney is a bore and an empty suit.
People are voting their pocket book, and if we can’t come up with a fluent, tried and proven conservative candidate who does ECONOMICS and JOBS, and who doesn’t make everyone cringe, we are going to get Romney. Expect that the Perry bashing has sold voters on Romney, I’m afraid.
How much difference is there between Romney and Obama? Heck, that’s why polls in the know are seen this week to be betting on Obama.
I think it is the liberals going back to left vs. right as they do not want a Cain in there. They are mad at obama re; wars and other issues but they’re hackery hate of America trumps common sense partisan politics.
Um... the media beating silly his primary Republican opponent comes to mind.
Dirty tricks can be very effective.
First off, remember that polling is a caeer and a lucrative one for the major pollsters. To keep the various groups engaged (spending money on polls) it has to at least appear to be a real neck-n-neck horse race. Next remember that if the "Devil is in the Details" then the details are in the questions driving the polls and how they are phrased in order to raise or lower the desired marks in the stats. That's a pretty mercenary viewpoint, I admit, but I think it's also accurate. Remember the great book: "How to Lie With Statistics?" That's what's pushing the entire polling industry. It's all smoke and mirrors -- especially when it comes to the nefarious and politically lethal EXIT POLLS.