Democrats are shooting the messenger.

Democrats are attacking pollster Scott Rasmussen, the most accurate pollster in the 2008 elections, because he is reporting that Obama is now more loathed than Bush after the end of his second term and for his other polls that show America is rejecting their far left policies.
The Politico reported:

Democrats are turning their fire on Scott Rasmussen, the prolific independent pollster whose surveys on elections, President Obama’s popularity and a host of other issues are surfacing in the media with increasing frequency.

The pointed attacks reflect a hardening conventional wisdom among prominent liberal bloggers and many Democrats that Rasmussen Reports polls are, at best, the result of a flawed polling model and, at worst, designed to undermine Democratic politicians and the party’s national agenda.

On progressive-oriented websites, anti-Rasmussen sentiment is an article of faith. “Rasmussen Caught With Their Thumb on the Scale,” blared the Daily Kos this summer. “Rasmussen Reports, You Decide,” the blog Swing State Project recently headlined in a play on the Fox News motto.

“I don’t think there are Republican polling firms that get as good a result as Rasmussen does,” said Eric Boehlert, a senior fellow with Media Matters, a progressive research center. “His data looks like it all comes out of the RNC [Republican National Committee].”

“Whether intended or not, Rasmussen polls have been used by conservative voices as talking points, and when that happens on one side it inevitably produces a reaction from the other,” explained Mark Blumenthal, a polling analyst and the editor and publisher of “Rasmussen produces a lot of data that appear to produce narratives conservatives are promoting, and that causes a reaction.”




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  1. Less than one year in office and we’re already circling wagons, shooting messengers? Wow… get out the EPIC FAIL rubber stamps for this White House.

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  3. If the poll data showed a +21 approval then these apologists would be claiming it as defenitive proof of his approval.

  4. You can bet Democrat politicians privately rely upon Rasmussen’s polling, because he polls likely voters rather than just adults.

  5. It has now changed from “It must be Bush’s fault” to “It must be Rasmussen’s fault”.

    The falling numbers COULDN’T POSSIBLY be because of the coverage of fistgaters and Obama’s lack of ridding his czardom of pedophiles, the uncovering of climate change fraud, Black Panthers getting away with voter intimidation, SEIU members beating people who are LEGALLY exercising their freedom of speech, bills being drafted in a partian manner behind closed doors, senators selling their votes, Obama wasting trillions of taxpayer dollars and socializing our government, etc, etc….now could it?

    Nope. It’s all Scott Rasmussen’s fault. He’s a big, bad bully. I am more and more convinced Democrats have the mentality of three year old children.

  6. Was it also wrong last January when Obama had good numbers?

  7. Well, finally we can all agree that Obama and his administation can call something he’s done HISTORIC. Way to go!

  8. The Dems should ignore Rasmussen. They can use the polls in Virginia (25 point swing), New Jersey (20+ point swing), Pennsylvania judgeships (6 of 7 to Republicans). That should make them feel better.

  9. #7: Yes. The Odumber has been a failure all of his adult life.

  10. Psst, hey Democrats, here’s a big clue. It’s not Scott Rasmussen driving the poll numbers. It just might be some of the things that you are doing and saying that are driving your poll numbers. Act like professionals and actually listen to the people. You might just fare better. Blaming the messenger is something I expect from my 3 year old son.

  11. LOL. The Democrats are ticked off at Rasmussen? Take a hike over to Yahoo Buzz and see the 99-1 negatives towards hussein. Yahoo Buzz IS NOT a bastion of conservative thought by any means but I think accurately reflects a vast cross section of Americans of all stripes and political colors.

    I think most polls are weighted favorably towards hussein. Rasmussen effectively levels those polls out.

  12. Hey, it’s still Bush’s fault. And all you evil, rich, white RepubliKKKs.
    From the AP…
    2010 situation grows more difficult for Democrats

    WASHINGTON – An already difficult situation for Democrats in Congress is worsening as the 2010 political season opens.

    To minimize expected losses in next fall’s election, President Barack Obama’s party is testing a line of attack that resurrects George W. Bush as a boogeyman and castigates Republicans as cozy with Wall Street.

    Blame Bush. As Solaratov once said, “This horse has been flogged well beyond death”.
    Hi sweetie.

  13. When the chips are down blame the dealer!

  14. Naturally, the left prefer polls like Newsweek and ABC/WaPo that oversample Democrats by double digits. Politico probably didn’t mention those “thumbs on the scale” I’m guessing.

    Anyway, there was one recent Rassmussen poll they did like. It said that Jimmy Carter was the most respected former president or some such. On that day, Rassmussen was okay with them.

    Also, if you look at the trends, most of the big polls like Gallup have moved with a few points of Rassmussen on Obama’s (dis)approval rating. They will have to start picking fights with all of them before long.

  15. I said in November, on these threads, Obama’s election is the best thing that ever happened to “we the people”, only not like “they” hope.

    3 year olds are easy to read, and easier to defeat.

    God bless Rush Limbaugh.

  16. Oh, admit guys. You hate Obama cuz he’s black.

  17. The Demoncraps can’t play the game unless they make the rules, and you darned well better like it or they will take the ball and go home.

  18. Give them their delusions….. Denial is a river in Unelectedland…..

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