So according to CNN’s recent poll, Obama’s approval rating has bounced back. But there’s SOOO much more to the story after you watch the video.
Firstly, notice the immediate bias. They not only provide superfluous, liberally-slanted commentary, but they also make sure to falsely inform viewers that this approval rating is comparable to Ronald Reagan’s. They can technically say that because at this specific week in their presidencies (when merely comparing chronological approval ratings), they seem comparable. Spanned over the totality of their presidencies however, it’s not even close. Not even close.
But Conservatives can’t merely ignore this. I think a big part of the pendulum shift is the generational changeover. The average Conservative consumer is very, very old. Younger people who weren’t old enough to vote are now being included in approval polls. You now have an entire generation of Americans whose votes have been bought with the promises of free crap. Many of these kids who were about to enter adulthood have now been given a free mooch-pass on their parents until 26 for healthcare. They’ve been promised free education. Despite the echo-chamber of the right, this is very difficult to reverse. Historically, once a generation has accepted entitlements as the norm, it is nigh impossible to correct course.
Approval of Republican congress is very very low right now. 28%.
Now keep in mind this is CNN, and the host goes out of her way to accentuate the positives of Obama, and over exaggerate the negatives of Republican congress. I get that, but still, Conservatives need a reality check.