Friday, March 19, 2010

Another Landmark Rasmussen Poll

I have long sung the praises of the Rasmussen polls. By sampling only “likely voters” they managed to deliver exceptional results in recent elections and proved their dependability. Further they differentiate between a simple “approve-disapprove” state with the added “strongly” measure of opinion.

This morning, Obama’s ratings reached a new position. For the first time since he took office, he registered minus 20% or more differential on two consecutive days. This is an indicator of the consistency of the electorate’s opinion. With a Friday morning entry of 44%-23% he had a net position of -21% which equals his lowest rating on two previous occasions. It also marks a steady continuing downward trend since his position of minus 14% on March 13. .

On the straight forward approve-disapprove scale the result was 55%-45% for a net of minus ten.

By limiting their polling to likely voters, Rasmussen brings a level of seriousness to the results and separates the process from selecting a prom queen or head cheerleader. This is vital business which the president continues to ignore at the expense of disregarding the will of the American people. “Beware the Ides of March” was the omen supposedly given to Caesar by a seer on the way to the forum and his death. It was a line furnished by William Shakespeare (Julius Caesar, Act III, 1599) and remains excellent advice.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

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