Democrats believe that Rasmussen, who is acknowledged as one of the more accurate political pollsters, is either inaccurate or the purposely biased. They whine that Rasmussen’s polls constantly report numbers that are about 5% lower than other polls,which is generally true because Rasmussen measures likely voters, other pollsters measure all adults.
Democrats are turning their fire on Scott Rasmussen, the prolific independent pollster whose surveys on elections, President Obama’s popularity and a host of other issues are surfacing in the media with increasing frequency.
The pointed attacks reflect a hardening conventional wisdom among prominent liberal bloggers and many Democrats that Rasmussen Reports polls are, at best, the result of a flawed polling model and, at worst, designed to undermine Democratic politicians and the party’s national agenda.
Here is the best evidence that Rasmussen is correct, one of the Progressive Democrats “big guys” James Carville and his group Democracy Corps ran a poll and it too showed that America is not happy with the POTUS. The likely voters numbers were used as that is what Rasmussen provides.
- Take a look at some of these results for likely voters:Generally speaking, do you think that things in this country are going in the right direction, or do you feel things have gotten pretty seriously off on the wrong track? (Wrong Track 58%/Right Direction 36%)
Who would you vote for if the elections were held today?
- Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president? (48% Approve/48% Disapprove).
- I’d like to rate your feelings toward some people and organizations, with one hundred meaning a VERY WARM, FAVORABLE feeling; zero meaning a VERY COLD, UNFAVORABLE feeling; and fifty meaning not particularly warm or cold. You can use any number from zero to one hundred, the higher the number the more favorable your feelings are toward that person or organization. Many Democratic Party Issues received negative (less than fifty ratings)
-The State of Economy 34.6
-Obama’s Health Care Plan 37.8
-Obama Economic Plan 40.6
- Who Will Better Handle the Following Issues
The Economy 46 43
Government Spending 46 34
Jobs/Unemployment 42 44
Budget Deficit 45 37
But Wait how can that be on Key Economic Issues, Health Care and government spending Carville’s poll shows the public is not happy with Obama. I bet it only because James Carville is biased against Democrats.