January 24, 2009

Obama numbers normalize.

68%.

19 comments:

Rose said...

Oww-ooo-ga!

Jason said...

The only reason they weren't normal before was because his prior ones were fake. The press was reporting the public's opinion of Obama's transition as his approval rating.

I'll grant that the press may not have noticed, they all have journalism degrees after all (and we know from Palin how stupid that makes you), but shouldn't the word be "plummet" or at least "fall?"

fcai said...

Isn't normal somewhere in the teens? He will get there...

blake said...

5 days, fifteen points...He'll be at Bush levels in four weeks!

(Isn't that how they do global warming and overpopulation calculations, too?)

Freeman Hunt said...

So at least 15% of people are utterly vapid and know absolutely nothing about our President? What has he done to surprise anyone? Why on Earth would his numbers have changed so much? Were these people using the Inauguration as an excuse to party and were therefore drunk during the earlier poll?

Johnny B. D. said...

Normalize? That's not what the article says. It says, let's use an actual quote, that the "job-approval figure puts him at the upper end of opening poll numbers for presidents."

The upper end is not normal, you math idiot.

I know it kills the wingnuts around here, but he's at the UPPER end. Period.

Freeman Hunt said...

Normalize?

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Palladian said...

"I know it kills the wingnuts around here, but he's at the UPPER end. Period."

LOL. The most hilariously, embarrassingly desperate comment yet from AJD the world's most angry and yet most boring poltergeist.

vbspurs said...

Maybe one day he can be as popular as Palin.

Cheers,
Victoria

theobromophile said...

Normalize? That's not what the article says. It says, let's use an actual quote, that the "job-approval figure puts him at the upper end of opening poll numbers for presidents."

The upper end is not normal, you math idiot.


What on earth are you talking about? Although I decided against a dual major with math in college,* I'm pretty sure that, of the data set listed there, Obama's approval rating is within one standard deviation from the mean (mean = 60.7, sigma = 7.63).



*Chemical engineering was already eating up my life.

Simon said...

Johnny B. D. said...
"he's at the UPPER end"

Good, good... Twice the pride, double the fall.

Steven said...

Since dissent is the highest form of patriotism, this clearly indicates that 68% of Americans are unpatriotic.

This is a very, very sad change from just a week ago, when only 22% of Americans were unpatriotic.

This is a sad, indeed, tragic day for America.

Marcia said...

Johnny BD says: "Normalize? That's not what the article says."

The article says: "Now that he’s in office, Obama’s approval ratings are starting to normalize..."

Freeman Hunt said...

Johnny thinks normalize means something like "the return to a universal average." Therein lies his misplaced anger.

Palladian said...

"Therein lies his misplaced anger."

AJD (Johnny BD) is entirely summarized by those two words:

misplaced anger.

Eric said...

"misplaced anger"? Is that like when you lose your glasses, but they're sitting right on your head? 'Cuz I can see his anger right there

Jon said...

Notice also that this is not a poll of registered voters, it's a poll of "adults". Polls which don't screen for registered voters almost always skew democratic.

k*thy said...

Son Of a Bitch, Everything is Real. Reality has a way of sobering things up.

Michael H said...

Regression To The Norm! Coming soon to a President in your neighborhood!