It’s an historical achievement, surpassing popularity only the likes of Kim Jong Il could demand…
From Sad Hill News guest writer, Robert Fine:
‘The president heads West in his latest cross-country trawl for campaign cash, just as his approval ratings reached the crucial 50% barrier, as claimed by NY Times / CBS News in their ‘magic poll.’ The strengthening jobs market and quickening economic news have improved his standing in several key states the president will need to capture if he is to win reelection in November. According to NY Times / CBS News, prior signs of weakening jobs growth and worsening economic doldrums had simply been misinterpreted by the public, but were properly explained to people responding to their polls. Racist Mitt Romney and chid molester Rick Santorum trail at 48% and 42%, accordingly. Nazi war criminal Newt Gingrich trails at 29%.’
Chocolate rations are up!
Obama Rides West After Poll Boost
(AFP) President Barack Obama launched his latest cross-country trawl for campaign cash Wednesday and an effort to highlight the rebounding economy at an auspicious moment — as his approval rating hit 50 percent.
A New York Times/CBS News poll published on Wednesday provided the latest evidence that strengthening jobs growth and a quickening recovery are bolstering Obama’s prospects as he takes aim at November’s election.
While the news is not all good for Obama — his economic management gets low marks still from voters — the poll and other recent surveys suggest that prospective Republican challengers are less popular than the president.
The Times poll puts Obama in more comfortable political territory than he has enjoyed since before the 2010 mid-term congressional elections in which his Democratic Party was trounced by Republicans.
The survey pegged Obama’s job rating at exactly 50 percent — a key point, as history shows presidents at that level have a much higher change of reelection than those struggling to reach the plateau.
Obama reached the magic threshold nearly two weeks after the release of latest unemployment data which showed that the jobless rate dipped to 8.3 percent in January, the best mark since the start of his presidency.
Go ahead, take another hit of MSM Hopium…
Economic News Brightens Obama’s Re-Election Prospects
(Yahoo) President Barack Obama’s job approval rating has hit the 50-percent mark–an important reelection barometer–and he would beat any of the major Republican contenders for the White House if the vote were held today, according to a new CBS/New York Times public opinion poll that illustrates the political benefits of a steady stream of positive economic news.
In hypothetical match-ups, Obama bests Rick Santorum 49 percent to 41 percent, Mitt Romney 48 percent to 42 percent, Ron Paul 50 percent to 39 percent, and former House speaker Newt Gingrich 54 percent to 36 percent, according to the survey, which was conducted from Feb. 8 to Feb. 13. The margin of error was plus or minus 3 percentage points.
Public opinion polls are just a snapshot of the country’s mood, and Nov. 6 is a long way off. A recent report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office sees unemployment staying above 8 percent, and potentially creeping up to around 9 percent by Election Day.
(Image courtesy of The Looking Spoon)
Economic news from Big Brother, ‘The recession is over!’: HERE
The Associated Press conspiracy: HERE
1.9 Million fewer jobs since ‘recession ended back in 2009′: HERE
CNN, ‘recession officially ended in 2009′: HERE
Recession-Proof your business: HERE
GE loves Obama joke, ‘shovel-ready was not as shovel-ready as we expected’: HERE
False unemployment and phony jobs claim: HERE
Media fall for phony ‘jobs’ claim: HERE
Wall Street ‘masterminds’ baffled by slowing economy – prepare for QE3: HERE
Government Motors claims ‘chocolate rations’ are up: HERE
Hat tip: Robert Fine, Winston, The Looking Spoon. Thanks Guys!