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(Rasmussen Reports)   Hellbound Train: 13% of U.S. voters feel the country is heading in the right direction under the Obama Presidency   (rasmussenreports.com) divider line 119
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2013-10-17 09:23:30 AM  
I'm sure these polls are as accurate as the presidential ones Rasmussen did.
 
2013-10-17 10:04:48 AM  
It's probably true. Its implication probably isn't.
 
2013-10-17 10:14:56 AM  
A poll conducted during the shutdown shows only 13% of respondents thought the country was going in the right direction?  I. am. shocked.
 
2013-10-17 10:16:13 AM  
I can almost hear the question now.

"If Obama is turning the country into a communist socialist state, is that the right direction for the country to go in"?
 
2013-10-17 11:40:57 AM  
Well of course not, it's heading in the left direction.
 
2013-10-17 11:47:02 AM  
It's not Obama that makes me feel the country is headed to hell in a handbasket though, it's the GOP...
 
2013-10-17 11:48:11 AM  
*Polling conducted using a scientific sampling of us citizens with rotary phones
 
2013-10-17 11:48:29 AM  
rasmussen, punditry in the form of polling.
 
2013-10-17 11:48:56 AM  
That seems to be about 12% more who felt that way than under the Bush maladministration,.
 
2013-10-17 11:49:18 AM  
Does that mean you're ready to trade Obama for Harper now? *crosses fingers*
 
2013-10-17 11:49:37 AM  
www.artifacting.com
 
2013-10-17 11:49:44 AM  
ass
 
2013-10-17 11:50:19 AM  
Train can't go in ANY direction as long as Teabaggers keep throwing sand in the engine.
 
2013-10-17 11:50:45 AM  

meat0918: It's not Obama that makes me feel the country is headed to hell in a handbasket though, it's the GOP...


Yea, is this poll worded as to specifically claim it is the Obama presidency doing it or using it as a period of time?

'Do you feel the Obama presidency is bad?' Vs 'Do you feel the things happening during the time frame of Obama's presidency is bad?'
 
2013-10-17 11:50:55 AM  
The adults would have a better chance of steering us in the right direction if the Tea Party would stop reaching over from the backseat and grabbing the wheel.
 
2013-10-17 11:51:22 AM  
I see the poll is in the process of being unskewed. I will return later for the final product.
 
2013-10-17 11:51:32 AM  

meat0918: It's not Obama that makes me feel the country is headed to hell in a handbasket though, it's the GOP...


^THIS^

If the country is headed away from reason and compromise it's not Obama that's pushing it in that direction.
 
2013-10-17 11:52:02 AM  
The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.
- Sen. Mitch McConnell
Oh yeah, Obama's totally at fault here.
 
2013-10-17 11:52:03 AM  
Half is good, why all the fuss?
 
2013-10-17 11:53:00 AM  
If only the 100 senatorial Obamas and the 435 Obamas in the House could sit down with the Obama in the White House, then Obama could get this country back headed in the right direction.

This assumes, of course, the 9 Obamas on the Supreme Court--including Chief Justice Obama--don't overrule any legislation the 535 Congressional Obamas pass and President Obama signs into law.

Blames Obama. Every last one of them.
 
2013-10-17 11:53:40 AM  
Isn't that pretty close to the percentage of people who still believed Ted Cruz's bullshiat during the shutdown?  I feel like they just took that number and added some sort of Shyamalanesque shiatty twist where IT WAS ACTUALLY THE GOP THE WHOLE TIIIIIME.
 
2013-10-17 11:53:42 AM  
The question "Is the country heading in the right direction or on the wrong track" makes no distinction between the branches of government, submizzle. You can't draw any conclusions about who people blame.
 
2013-10-17 11:54:09 AM  
Whee, obviously incorrect data from clearly loaded questions.

When did subby stop beating his wife, anyways?
 
2013-10-17 11:54:27 AM  
Eighty percent (80%) of voters now think the country is heading down the wrong track

It's pretty encouraging that 80% of voters thought a shutdown and defaulting on the debt is the wrong track.
 
2013-10-17 11:54:35 AM  

TofuTheAlmighty: The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.
- Sen. Mitch McConnellOh yeah, Obama's totally at fault here.




THIS
is what everyone will, or has already forgotten.
 
2013-10-17 11:55:01 AM  
According to Rasmussen, the "right direction" is towards hell then? Otherwise that number makes no sense.
 
2013-10-17 11:55:02 AM  
Was Obama's Presidency even a part of the question, or did Rasmussen just decide "well, it must be because of Obama!"
 
2013-10-17 11:55:03 AM  
"Rasmussen Reports":

fc03.deviantart.net
 
2013-10-17 11:55:12 AM  
The Tea Party revealed.

www.clevescene.com
 
2013-10-17 11:56:23 AM  

Pinner: Half is good, why all the fuss?


Keyboard, pay up
 
2013-10-17 11:57:19 AM  

Cletus C.: I see the poll is in the process of being unskewed. I will return later for the final product.


it's a rasmussen poll it was already unskewed to begin with.
 
2013-10-17 11:57:29 AM  
Busy people resist being polled. How do they find a sample that isn't comprised of unemployed/retired people without anything better to do?
 
2013-10-17 11:58:06 AM  

James!: A poll conducted during the shutdown shows only 13% of respondents thought the country was going in the right direction?  I. am. shocked.


And then subby blames that on Obama instead of the farked up Tea Party beholden congress.
 
2013-10-17 11:58:30 AM  

StrikitRich: [www.artifacting.com image 500x340]


FUNFACT!  That GIF is taken from Buster Keaton's The General.  In the film they crashed a real steam engine to get the shot but didn't budget for cleanup so the wreck sat in a river until WWII, when it was salvaged for metal.  It was the most expensive scene in silent movie history.

Well, I think I'm fascinating.
 
2013-10-17 11:58:45 AM  
1. It's Rasmussen
2. Survey done during the shutdown
3. People thought US might default
4. It's Rasmussen
 
2013-10-17 11:59:51 AM  

brap: StrikitRich: [www.artifacting.com image 500x340]

FUNFACT!  That GIF is taken from Buster Keaton's The General.  In the film they crashed a real steam engine to get the shot but didn't budget for cleanup so the wreck sat in a river until WWII, when it was salvaged for metal.  It was the most expensive scene in silent movie history.

Well, I think I'm fascinating.


Usually your not, but I will give you that one.

BRAVO sir
 
2013-10-17 12:00:08 PM  

eurotrash: 1. It's Rasmussen

Everything else is implied by number one.

 
2013-10-17 12:00:11 PM  

Cletus C.: I see the poll is in the process of being unskewed. I will return later for the final product.


I'm sure you think you're being sarcastic, but Rasmussen polls really are skewed. That's not just a matter of opinion, it's an objectively verifiable fact.

That said, 13% is too much to unskew with just the usual 5% rightward Rasmussen bias. Explaining away that low a figure is only possible if there's something fishy with the questions or the available responses - which is also not unheard of for Rasmussen, but can't simply be assumed to be true in this case without a closer inspection - which I will do in 26 minutes once I've left the gym and got back to my desk.

/no really, I'm at the gym and it's about 26 minutes travel time to the office
//this is a bookmark
 
2013-10-17 12:00:28 PM  

eurotrash: 1. It's Rasmussen
2.
3.
4. It's Rasmussen


FTFY
 
2013-10-17 12:00:45 PM  
Thanks, Congress.
 
2013-10-17 12:00:51 PM  

apoptotic: Does that mean you're ready to trade Obama for Harper now? *crosses fingers*


We'll keep Obama, TYVM, but how about Arizona, Oklahoma and Utah for B.C.? Makes us more contiguous. Also we want Cobie Smulders and Nathan Fillion.
 
2013-10-17 12:01:00 PM  
And that's why he was reelected. Or something.
 
2013-10-17 12:01:06 PM  
Rasmussen? Nice troll, Derpmitter.
 
2013-10-17 12:01:14 PM  
I LOVE schadenfreude.  Keep up the good work, admins!  Remember, OBAMA BAD!
 
2013-10-17 12:01:24 PM  
Yeah, I'm pretty sure the Republicans shutting down the government, threatening to trash the country's credit, and generally holding our economy hostage to get their way might have something to do with that.  Personally, I think our country is on the wrong track, but for the most part, it's not because of Obama.
 
2013-10-17 12:02:16 PM  
Rasmussen thread!
 
2013-10-17 12:02:35 PM  

Headso: rasmussen, punditry in the form of polling.


To be fair, subby is the one who added the "Obama presidency" part.  Rasmussen has this to say about the poll results:

Democrats have jumped to a seven-point lead over Republicans on the latest Generic Congressional Ballot...

But two weeks into the partial government shutdown, ask voters which party they want in charge of the entire Congress, and 46% say the Democrats while 45% choose the GOP.
 
2013-10-17 12:03:46 PM  

Pinner: TofuTheAlmighty: The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.
- Sen. Mitch McConnellOh yeah, Obama's totally at fault here.

THIS
is what everyone will, or has already forgotten.


I haven't forgotten what Jim DeMint of the Heritage Foundation had to say a few years ago when he was a Senator:

"If we're able to stop Obama on this, it will be his Waterloo," he said. "It will break him."

And just recently:

"At a time when so many Americans are suffering because of the rollout of this new law, I remain puzzled by your failure to acknowledge the faults caused by this unfair, unworkable, and unpopular measure. We believe the law should be fully repealed..."

Jim DeMint just can't let go.
 
2013-10-17 12:04:42 PM  

brap: StrikitRich: [www.artifacting.com image 500x340]

FUNFACT!  That GIF is taken from Buster Keaton's The General.  In the film they crashed a real steam engine to get the shot but didn't budget for cleanup so the wreck sat in a river until WWII, when it was salvaged for metal.  It was the most expensive scene in silent movie history.

Well, I think I'm fascinating.


Some of the best silent films ever made were made right before the talkies creamed 'em. This was one of them.
 
2013-10-17 12:05:39 PM  

Wellon Dowd: The adults would have a better chance of steering us in the right direction if the Tea Party would stop reaching over from the backseat and grabbing the wheel.


No. 
The Tea Party has only 50 or so members of the House and 10 or so members of the Senate. Yet somehow they are able to boss around 160 Republican Representatives and 35 Republican Senators?

Bullshait.

The Tea Party is the GOP.
The GOP is the Tea Party.
 
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