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US: Obama, Palin (Gallup 12/11-13)


USA Today / Gallup
12/11-13/09; 1,025 adults, 4% margin of error
Mode: Live telephone interviews
(Gallup release)

National

Favorable / Unfavorable
Barack Obama: 56 / 42 (chart)
Sarah Palin: 44 / 47 (chart)

 

Comments
CUWriter:

No surprises there. Palin's favorables are slowly improving and Obama's are pretty steady even as his job approval declines. Same phenomenon most presidents have had recently actually, even when Bush's job approval dipped very low, his favorables were ten points higher.

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Field Marshal:

Obama's favorables depend on the media and if they turn on the love fest they have for him and treat him even one-tenth the way they treated Bush.

It took Monica Lewinsky and Drudge for them to turn on Clinton 6 years after elected.

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Stillow:

I don't see the MSM ending its love affair with Obama anytime soon. I woudl argue much of the media has become a wing of the Democratic party. Obama could commit murder tomorrow and somehow Andrea Mitchell would show up on my tv screen explaining what a great a noble act of selflessness this was on Obama's part. Palin could end poverty tomorrow and CBS news would report how as Satan's right hand person.

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platanoman:

What about Monica and Drudge? Are you saying you saw a dip in Clinton's favorable after the incident? I guess you are not aware of what happen back then. The American people opposed the impeachment hearings.

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sjt22:

Oh please. Enough with the "liberal" media whining. Is this the same media that was Bush's number 1 cheerleader in the run-up to Iraq? The same media which declared him Man of the Year twice? The same media which was so slow to question all the BS his administration flung around? The same media that regularly has more Republicans and conservatives on as pundits and commentators than liberals?

The media cares about ratings and circulation, and their actions reflect that. News has been reduced to entertainment. They're a bunch of feckless cowards who are so afraid of being declared "liberal" or possibly offending anyone that they rarely seek out any real news. Instead they "report the controversy", which means that everyone gets an opinion and no one is ever right or wrong, regardless of the facts.

They "went after" Clinton because it was a juicy story, not for any political reason. And Newsflash: Clinton's approval ratings didn't suffer. Why? Because he was doing a good job. Had Bush done a good job maybe his ratings would have stayed high as well.

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Stillow:

sjt22

That was a good talking point response. Fact is the vast majoirty of media isliberally bias. You libs don't see it, but then again you don't see reality either. The media is full of reporters, commentators, pundits, etc who vote and support liberal democrats. Journalists when polled vote 9 to in favor of Democrats....ya there' sno bias there.

Next your book of talking points will tell me college campuses aren't liberally oreiented either.

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Stillow:

9 to 1 in favor of Dems.......

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JFactor:

I'm sorry but the day the media starts treating Obama and Palin "the same" (what a stupid logic), the US will lose all the credibility and chance for future prosperity it has left.

If somebody says stupid things, he/she must be called out. The MSM doesn't do this enough. Day after day I hear lies coming from the media. It's almost beyond a point of no return.

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platanoman:

Liberal media? conservative and republicans love playing the victim

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Stillow:

You ugys are great. I love how the left wing stradegy on the media is to just bash them. Libs know the media is overwhelmingly liberal and you cannot have a decent argument otherwise...so you attack them in hopes it distracts fro mthe facts. Its a classic move, but it never works. Polls show americans see the media as to liberal.

Facts hurt aI know, but we are stuck with them.

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Xenobion:

This country has lost all journalistic integrity. Sure I recognize the liberal bias in some news but the conservative bias in media outlets is freaking insane. Fox News is now starting to defend itself not as a journalistic source but an entertainment source like Access Hollywood or something. Sure its information but its delivered in the most shameful sloppy way. The liberal bias exists but still many of these outlets still act like journalists. That's the difference.

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Stillow:

X - No one argues fox isn't conservative. The point is the VAST MAJOIRTY of media is liberal. 90 percent of print media and 90 percent of TV media is liberal. Talk radio is the only area that conservatives dominate with there own 90 percent. But they reach a fraction of the people the big networks reach....or the big papers like the NYT.

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