Feb
25
2015

Buried lede, here: polling shows that Barack Obama is a *rotten* communicator.

Look, when you’re the President, you shouldn’t be getting numbers like these in a poll asking voters whether they think that you love America:

The answer: a surprising number. Democrats are convinced he does love his country (85 percent of those surveyed answered yes in the poll), while Republicans (69 percent no) are skeptical. Independents break in the president’s favor by only 42 percent to 38 percent. Nationally, only 47 percent of people think the nation’s leader loves America while 35 percent do not.

This is, in fact, representative of a communications failure on the President’s part. Even if you assume that the GOP is being horrible and inaccurate in their assessment of Barack Obama, a 42/38 split among independents is essentially a tie. Perhaps the Democratic party should be spending less time whining about how the Republicans are being mean to the President, and more time trying to prove – in a positive manner – that we’re being unfair, too.

7 Comments

  • acat says:

    … are you *sure* this isn’t proving Lincoln’s Law** ? That’d be a simpler explanation, no?
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    Mew
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    ** “You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time …”

  • Mikey NTH says:

    Seems to explain why the MSM went berserk over Giuliani’s comments and have been hounding Scott Walker.

    • acat says:

      I thought that was explained because the MSM are not a representative sample of the country .. and yet seem convinced that they are representative …
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      Mew

      • Luke says:

        Rather, they know they’re not representative, and fear what would happen if the troglodytes ever realized this.

  • JAB says:

    This reminds me of the concept that a really good advertising campaign will make the problems with a bad product known to many more people much faster.

    Our president isn’t a bad communicator, although he’s not a great one either. But, he uses weaselly lawyerspeak when he’s trying to avoid an issue, and gets caught in lies way too often to be believable.

  • Luke says:

    He affirms the “they’re all corrupt bastards” narrative. Which doesn’t actually win him patriotism points. Or much of anything, really.
    Pointing this out doesn’t directly advance our side, but it costs the democrats dearly. And in a two party system, their loss is our gain.

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