You know, I'm getting to the point where I absolutely cannot stand the media because of their hatred of all-things-Obama. This morning's vitriol is pointed squarely at Politico. So yes, I was doing my morning read and noticed three screaming headlines:
1. POLITICO poll: Alarm, anxiety as election looms
2. Poll: Dems in danger over Ebola
3. How the poll was conducted
Hmmm, okay-I said as I took the click-bait and proceeded. The first thing I read was:
An overwhelming majority of voters in the most competitive 2014 elections say it feels as if events in the United States are “out of control” and expressed mounting alarm about terrorism, anxiety about Ebola and harsh skepticism of both political parties only three weeks before the Nov. 4 midterms.
In a POLITICO poll testing the hardest-fought states and congressional districts of the year, two-thirds of likely voters said they feel that the United States has lost control of its major challenges. Only 36 percent said the country is “in a good position to meet its economic and national security” hurdles.
Immediately, it became apparent that this was just another "Oh lawd...we'ze gone die" pieces. So, I pumped the brakes, went directly to poll and found that they tremendously buried a WHOLE BUNCH OF POTENTIAL LEADS.
Because THEIR POLL found doggone good news news for democrats!
Aside: Don't you hate it when bloggers just randomly capitalize stuff?
Okay, so since Politico is hiding the good stuff, I'll report...you decide.
1. Obama Approval: 47%
2. Democrats Approval: 38%
3. Republican Approval: 30%
4. House Preference: Dems 41/36 (Say what)
5. Obamacare - Keep as is or with small modifications: 58%
6. Which party closer to big business and Wall Street? GOP 39-9%
7. How much confidence do you have in the government's handling of Ebola? 61%
Can I throw in one more nugget in this rant? Thanks.
ISIS has been basically stopped in Kobani and the Turks are allowing the Peshmerga to stage in their country:
Turkey has decided to allow Kurdish Peshmerga fighters from Iraq to use Turkish territory to cross into Syria to reinforce fighters defending Kobani, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters Monday.
The decision comes a day after the U.S. military airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters in Kobani to beef up the defense against ISIS forces, the Pentagon said.
So yes, Obama is rising in this poll, ISIS is being beaten back; Obamacare continues to be successful; we had the lowest level of unemployment applications in 14 years and the lead on Politico was what again?
Dems in Danger Over Ebola?