Polls are definitely interesting animals. They cannot be fully trusted, but they do provide insights into the minds of the populace. We have heard great stories about the wonders of the US electing a black President for the first time, and indeed, that election can be considered note-worthy. It shows that non-blacks nationwide will indeed vote for a black person.
But we have to examine the attitude and coverage President Obama is getting and got prior to the election from the mainstream media outlets. No thinking person can say with honesty that President Obama was seriously vetted by the mainstream media. And anyone outside mainstream media who asked any difficult questions was loudly, and falsely, denounced as racist. So, the mainstream media aided and abetted in the left-wing work to prop up and fluff up Barack Obama prior to the election, and continue to do so now that he’s President.
Contrast that with the eight years George Walker Bush was President and prior. The mainstream media was daily attacking President-elect Bush, in concert with the left-wing organizations. After the election, the daily attack continued, halted only briefly by the horrors of 11 Sep 01. Shortly after, the attacks renewed. The left and the mainstream media (but I’m being redundant) had nothing good to say about President Bush (43) and even ran news stories that were later easily shown as fraudulent.
So, how do the left-wingers’ and mainstream media’s propping and exaltations of Obama and their incessant attacks of Bush (43) affect the polls? You might be surprised.
Excuse my poor skills at cropping and transferring charts.
But you’ll notice despite the fluffing and promoting of Obama in the mainstream media and among all the leftist organizations (but I repeat myself) and the deriding and bashing of Bush in the mainstream media and among all the leftist organizations (deja vu all over again), Obama seems to have fallen to tracing Bush’s polling numbers at this time in their administrations. With Bush being the Great Satan and Obama being the Chosen One, it is certainly telling that the numbers are the same.
Imagine if the mainstream media treated Obama the same as it treated Bush. One can only wonder what the polling data would be then.