"Real liberty is neither found in despotism or the extremes of democracy, but in moderate governments.
Alexander Hamilton

Friday, June 24, 2016

President Obama ranks as the most positively-viewed recent second term president.

According to a CNN/ORC poll "President Obama ranks as the most positively-viewed recent second term president. Both Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan were viewed favorably by just under half of adults in the spring or summer of their final years in office, while George W. Bush's favorability rating stood at 38% in summer 2008.
In terms of approval ratings, Obama's current rating outranks both Bush's mark (30%) and Reagan's approval rating (48%) at this point in their final year, and is just below Clinton's rating in June 2000 (55%)."


Dave Rossetti said...

As Samuel Clemens said, "There are lies, there are damn lies and there are statistics".....

Anonymous said...

Dave- your comment has no basis in fact. Just a meaningless quote.

Dave Rossetti said...

Well anonymous, let's test your theory. Is there anybody out there reading this who DOES understand the context of what I wrote? Please reply, Dave

Anonymous said...

Sorry Dave, you're out.

Does understand said...

Yes Dave, your point is well taken!

Other quotes:

“There are lies, there are damn lies, and there are statistics”. I think Benjamin Disraeli said that, but I’ve seen it attributed to Mark Twain and to Everett Dirksen.

"There is only one way to interpret the very expensive data that has filled the News for several weeks now. It is a non-story."

"The master journalist A.J. Liebling wrote that “People confuse what they read in newspapers with news.” Thomas Jefferson said, “The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”

"And Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes advised, “The Press, Watson, is a most valuable institution, if you only know how to use it.”

Anonymous said...

Well, Dave and Does, if you don't like the poll results, you can always go by the 2008 and 2012 election results. Obama was elected both times.

Not stats, results said...

How about the polls for Brexit and Obama's comments. Obama's 8 year results and polls are what ...? That's the only thing that makes Trump's candidacy viable; the lesser of evils.

Anonymous said...

Here are the " results" : http://pleasecutthecrap.com/obama-accomplishments/
The last 8 years were a lot better than the 8 before that. Trump is not the lesser of two evils. He is evil.

Unbelievable said...

PCTC site: "Progressives Coast To Coast" website. That figures! Those aren't accomplishments they're propaganda with little more than

Not so unbelievable said...

I guess the truth hurts eh unbeliever? You just can't handle the truth or accept the facts.

To the naive said...

Keep searching! Go Jenny go!

"CNN Apparently Doesn’t Understand Its Own Presidential Poll October 19, 2015

"This shouldn’t be the case when it comes to CNN’s supposed “Polling Director,” Jennifer Agiesta. The problem is, CNN has either willfully misrepresented poll results for cheap clicks or doesn’t know how to read their own polling results."

"Poll-Cooking With AP: Obama Approval at 60% -- With 46-29 Dem-GOP Split
The chefs in the kitchens at AP-GfK, a joint effort of the Associated Press and GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications, have been working overtime cooking up a scrumptious dish for fans of Barack Obama and the Democratic Party.

After tasting the output this morning, the AP's Liz Sidoti and Jennifer Agiesta could hardly contain their glee"

" while of course betting that most readers and viewers will never see the dirty work done in the kitchen that brought about the phony results."

FOX Lies said...

he Project on Excellence in Journalism report in 2006 showed that 68 percent of Fox cable stories contained personal opinions, as compared to MSNBC at 27 percent and CNN at 4 percent. The "content analysis" portion of their 2005 report also concluded that "Fox was measurably more one-sided than the other networks, and Fox journalists were more opinionated on the air."
Fox News polls are nothing more than right-wing propaganda meant to push the same sort of anti-liberal nonsense the entire network is built upon. For anyone to look at these polls done by America’s conservative entertainment network as even remotely credible is an absolute joke.

Read more at: http://www.forwardprogressives.com/fox-news-promotes-two-absurd-new-polls-prove-network-just-right-wing-propaganda/
Last updated in January, the Punditfact scorecard for Fox News shows that just 10 percent of statements made on the network have been “True” and another 12 percent “Mostly True” since the project began in 2014. Even generously including the 19 percent of statements deemed “Half True” reveals that just 41 percent of Fox News statements can be deemed “true” to some degree.

On the other end of the Punditfact scale, a full 29 percent of statements presented as fact by Fox News were found to be “False,” and another 9 percent were found to be so outrageously false the team determined them to be “Pants On Fire” lies, the worst of six possible categories.

Combined with 20 percent of statements determined to be “Mostly False,” well over half of statements made by Fox journalists or pundits were lies.

Trolling said...

Quoting 2006 articles in 2016? Now that's being progressive!

And then a link to Allen Clifton, a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page.

And then Pundifact! Here's from MSNBC and Rachel Maddow, the staunch conservatives:

" A Salute to the Enduring Terribleness of Politifact/Punditfact
09/25/14 07:43 PM—Updated 09/25/14 07:56 PM
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By Rachel Maddow

"Yesterday, I got a note from the folks at Punditfact, an outgrowth of a thing called “Politifact,” which markets itself as a civic-minded fact-checking operation, but it’s not. Fact-checking is a crucially important part of civic discourse and therefore citizenship, so I’ve long felt that it’s a real shanda that the outfit that markets itself so aggressively as the brand-name provider of fact-checking, is in fact not doing that at all.

"Usually, I ignore these guys. Yesterday, I made the mistake of responding to their letter, which I regret. Don’t feed the trolls."


Anonymous said...

Surprise Troll, the facts are the facts and FOX lies and misleads.