Two-thirds of likely voters say President Obama has kept his 2008 campaign promise to change America — but it’s changed for the worse, according to a sizable majority. A new poll for The Hill found 56 percent of likely voters believe Obama’s first term has transformed the nation in a negative way, compared to 35 percent who believe the country has changed for the better under his leadership. – The Hill Poll: Majority of voters believe Obama has changed country for worse
CONSERVATIVE BLOGGERS loved this poll today, just look at the swarm around it via Memeorandum. Voters think Pres. Obama has changed American for the worst! Woo-hoo! Now, I’m no polling expert, which is one reason I rarely offer polling, except to point out specific issues as a snapshot in time. But when I saw yet another poll from The Hill by Pulse Opinion Research, at the very least it required a few links.
Right-wingers probably liked this poll from The Hill, too: Hill Poll: Voters: Obama over-reached blocking ‘Fast and Furious’ docs.
This one as well: The Hill Poll: Voter gloom over President Obama’s jobs, gas, debt policies.
It’s as easy as entering your credit card. To quote an article on Frum Forum, “Rasmussen’s Newest Venture Could Change Bar Fights Forever.”
“Soon, anyone can go to the [Pulse] website, type in their credit card number, and run any poll that they wanted, with any language that they want,” said Rasmussen. “In effect, you will be able to do your own poll, and Rasmussen will provide the platform to ensure that the polling includes a representative national sample.”
If it all sounds a little suspect to you, wait until you read Mark Blumenthal, who has analyzed Rasmussen polls before, finding that Pres. Obama’s approvals are usually lower in all of their polling, “though not the lowest.” Well, that’s something.
Perhaps the Pulse Opinion Research polling for The Hill all being negative towards Pres. Obama is simply reality, because the economy isn’t doing what it should and people are freaked, with Obama getting the blame.
I’ve written for The Hill, so I assure you it’s not all one-sided over there.
But as far as I’m concerned these polls by Pulse Opinion Research in The Hill are as important as the Frum Forum headline; good for solving bar fights, but not much else.