ctdeathfrombelow wrote:I live a few towns over from QU, and have yet to be "polled" by them. It's seems most polls now a days are being conducted by them. I hope they're not polling the students, most of which are spoiled, overly tanned girls from New Jersey....
They are polling the nation and not the home town. A typical poll is 1000 adults. The nation consists of around 250,000,000 adults. That means on average you will get polled once for every 250,000 polls conducted. Given all the polling outfits, I still doubt that there are 10,000 national polls conducted per year. That means you can expected to be polled less than once every 25 years.
I was polled once by one of these major national polling outfits. I've been and adult for 25 years. Worthless anecdotal evidence provided.
Glimmerjim wrote: beretta24 wrote:
Given what we saw with Syria, Lybia, and the ACA I find his approval rating astonishingly high. Regardless of your political affiliation, it should be a surprise until you factor in the ignorance of the general public
Always strikes me as funny how every member of the "general public" has this stance.
So wouldn't that pretty much prove it to be true?
beretta24 wrote:don't spend a ton of time with people with substantially lowers incomes. I would be willing to bet those, in addition to die hard liberals are the vast majority of those that still favor the sitting pres.
Tot Rep Dem Ind Men Wom Wht Blk Hsp
Approve 39% 6% 79% 30% 37% 40% 32% 75% 41%
Disapprove 54 91 14 63 58 51 62 15 47
DK/NA 7 4 6 7 5 9 6 10 12
If black approval were to drop to that of Hispanics or Women, the Presidents approval rate would drop about 4.5% from where it is.
POLITICAL PHILSPHY ANNUAL HSHOLD INC AGE IN YRS..............
Lib Mod Con <50K 50-100 >100K 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+
Approve 73% 46% 12% 39% 40% 40% 36% 40% 40% 36%
Disapprove 18 47 84 52 55 56 54 51 56 59
DK/NA 9 7 4 8 5 4 10 9 5 5
Don't have the breakdown for very low income, but it has to be pretty uniform because it is pretty uniform across all groups. That's actually quite surprising to me as well.
A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman of the next generation. A politician looks for the success of his party; a statesman for that of the country. The statesman wished to steer, while the politician was satisfied to drift.