I'll bet you a Thousand Dollars that this Newsweek 'Article' is Wrong

by the Left Coast Rebel

With a week and a half to go until the midterm election, far-left, amateurish, post-buck-bankruptcy-rag, Newsweek comes up with this:

Despite doom-saying about Democrats’ chances in the midterms, the latest NEWSWEEK Poll (full results) shows that they remain in a close race with Republicans 12 days before Election Day, while the president’s approval ratings have climbed sharply. The poll finds that 48 percent of registered voters would be more likely to vote for Democrats, compared with 42 percent who lean Republican (those numbers are similar to those in the last NEWSWEEK Poll, which found Democrats favored 48 percent to 43 percent).

President Obama’s approval ratings have jumped substantially, crossing the magic halfway threshold to 54 percent, up from 48 percent in late September, while the portion of respondents who disapprove of the president dropped to 40 percent, the lowest disapproval rating in a NEWSWEEK Poll since February 2010. However, his approval rating, which is notably higher than many recent polls of the president’s popularity, may be evidence of a closing “enthusiasm gap” more than a sea change in voter attitudes, and may not substantially affect Democrats’ fortunes come Election Day.
The enthusiasm gap is all about likely voters vs. registered voters. Newsweek put the above poll that shows registered voters leaning to Obama and compares those results to myriad polls showing the enthusiasm gap for likely voters to be favoring the GOP. Get it? The Newsweek audience probably doesn't because comprehending such involves a modicum of logic and basic comparative reasoning.

But even Newsweek has to then admit this:

In 1994, NEWSWEEK Polls showed a similar steep climb in President Clinton’s approval between late September and late October, but Democrats still suffered a rout in the midterms.
I call massive b.s. here folks. I haven't anything that closely resembles any bounce like this.

Newsweek - Out of nowhere people have forgotten that they don't have jobs and suddenly actually do like Obama. But the same thing happened in 1994, anyway (and we all know how that ended up).

Idiocy sold for a dollar (and millions in assumed bootlicking-Democrat debt):

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7 comments:

  1. I think that article is a whole bunch of wishful thinking. Wasn't Newsweek sold for $1? That's a really hot property, huh?

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  2. I think the "bounce" they think they see is the desire to bounce the Dems out of Washington.

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  3. I wouldn't line a hamster cage with that rag.

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  4. Tim - the polled registered voters, which pulls way left especially with the enthusiasm gap. All other polls are using likely voter models.

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  5. Speaking of the Media

    Christine O'Donnell Trying To Break the Spell on Delaware. Trick Or Treat It's Your Choice Delaware.


    http://youhavetobethistalltogoonthisride.blogspot.com/2010/10/christine-odonnell-trying-to-break.html

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  6. Well lets hope this adds fuel to the torch and pitchfork tropes... after all, don't the 'Elite' see us as an angry mob of peasants? No more complacency!

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  7. Newsweek is a joke at this point.

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