3. I did these kind of surveys for years. Obama has done very well
considering the idiots in Congress he has to deal with. The same could be said for Clinton with an even more conservative Congress.
Whether it's Reagan's numbers on questions like this, Clinton's or Obama's, when it comes to being re-elected, the answers to surveys such as this one are not at all accurate indicators of re-electibility, etc.
Yesterday's press conference was a stark reminder of how much better off we are now that GWB is out.
11. Oddly, those racists hated Clinton, Gore and Kerry just as much
It's a paradox. There is a racial component to the RW reaction to Obama, but there doesn't seem to be much of a white population against Obama but for white Democrats. Obama did better with white voters than Kerry and I've still not seen hate like what Clinton faced. (So far. Obama hasn't been around very long yet so more RW hate may develop.)
It's a puzzling topic. It seems that serious racists are so concentrated in the Republican Party that a black Dem can't get as much disproportionate outrage as we would expect because the racists are already on full-tilt outrage regarding any Dem president or presidential aspirant. The haters may hate harder (if possible) but there are not more of them.
Unfortunately many readers of this post will not recognize that because the OP includes a polling set from Clinton from August, 1994. (Equivalent to August 2010, which hasn't happened yet, though I wish it would because I'm tired of cold weather.)
The comparable sets are Clinton 1/23/94 and Obama 1/15/10
15. Do you pretend to be crazy just to torment me?
The topic is numbers, not what you personally characterize as accomplishing a progressive agenda... something from your head that may or may not be true but either way is not addressed in the OP I was replying to and does not have any bearing on my comment to which you are ostensibly replying.
37-46-10 versus 41-46-4 is not a meaningful difference numerically when comparing two polls in terms of providing a rational basis for identifying it as a meaningful difference.
21. the most relevent numbers (jan for both) are remakably similar
I am presuming a MOE of 3 for both polls. Every number in both polls is easily within the MOE (ie they are statistically tied) at this point. Obama had better early numbers on getting stuff done and keeping promises but now they are tied in all cases statistically and in many cases literally.
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