The joke’s on me

Posted on January 2, 2014 9:00 am

corzine-approval-ratingI’ve been trying to come up with a way of poking fun at Obama’s slipping poll numbers. I’ve considered and rejected some really lame ideas. So far, the best I’ve been able to come up with is along the line of this:

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WASHINGTON, December 31, 2014 (AP) – The president’s poll numbers have held steady for a year despite Republican claims that the president’s policies have been increasingly unpopular. Polling services stopped conducting polls regarding the president’s popularity in January, a move roundly criticized by Democrats.

“Our own internal polls show that the president’s policies are increasingly popular,” said outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. “Hardly a day goes by that I don’t ask my staff ‘How’s the president doing?’ Support for the president is at an all-time high. Trust me on this.”

Despite record number of uninsured Americans, Obamacare’s popularity is high among House Democrats, according to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. “It’s a shame that Republicans have been sabotaging the Obamacare Website by running ads all summer and into the fall. It’s caused people to lose their benefits, and then they have the audacity to blame it on a law nobody read.”

Even with the popularity of Obamacare, the president’s approval rate has stayed in the 30s since polling stopped.

Anyway, I was thinking about something like that. But, I won’t finish it.


Turns out Obama’s pollster beat me to it. Really.

Reporters should go the next “year without reporting any public polling data,” Joel Benenson, president and CEO of Benenson Strategy Group, said.

It’s so hard to make fun of people that parody themselves.

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4 Responses to “The joke’s on me”

  1. DamnCat says:

    “Shut up!” he strategized.

  2. Bad Science says:

    Man, that must be a crappy polling company. Statistics are mainly guesses after all, and they can’t even pull something out of their a… ear to make it look better? That’s just sad, and hilarious.

  3. blarg says:

    …so he intends to put even more people on the unemployment line or is nobody paying attention to how many jobs Obama has “created or saved” anymore?

  4. The Obama Administration: Beyond Satire | Tai-Chi Policy links:

    […] IMAO tried to joke about the Obama administration suspending polling because the numbers were so low. Except that he was beaten to it by the Obama administration and media themselves, in the action of suspending polling data. […]

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