Today's Quinnipiac poll shows President Obama's approval rating at 39%, his lowest. The poll is supposedly an accurate statistical sampling of American voters and therein lies the problem. Who are these American voters? The ones who think that the President can write, vote on, and pass bills? The Americans who believe that the President can spend monies at will on anything that he wishes? Or are they the Americans who believe that the President is from Kenya, a socialist, and a Muslim? Unfortunately, considering the gross stupidity of Americans as demonstrated by the types of fools they elect to the House and the Senate all of the above are true. Conducting a poll with Americans is like asking a child if he wants some more candy or would he like a lollipop instead. Americans have demonstrated ignorance in almost every facet of life.
They don't understand capitalism as demonstrated by their devotion to buying new cellphones every six months just to send text messages and pictures to their friends, Facebook, and Twitter. For what? And then complain about their supposed lack of privacy, Really! Or consider the fact that 40% or more of Americans never vote but constantly complain about the dysfunctional government and how they hate the clown that they did not vote for represents (or not represents) them in the House and/or Senate.
The bottom line is that I don't put much stock in polls because the people being questioned can't be taken seriously. The purpose of a poll is to statistically assess the true opinions of the people and assumes that the people being polled are knowledgeable about issues important to the country. But in a society of low-information voters and people who actually believe "reality shows" are real, I just can't take their opinions seriously.
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