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Media Matters: 11,000 news stories = “Beltway press” ignoring new poll

October 13, 2009


This morning, Media Matters‘ Eric Boehlert (a.k.a., Eric the Excitable) blogs:

Ugh, first it was the AP, now Gallup. Beltway elites, still mocking Obama‘s Nobel Peace Prize, are not going to like this trend and, I’m guessing, will continue to do their best to ignore it.

The undeniable storyline though, is that Obama’s approval ratings are heading back up.

Eric posts a Gallup graph showing that Obama’s approval ratings have leapt from 51% on October 4, to 56% on October 10.

(According to Gallup, “the maximum margin of sampling error is ±3 percentage points.”)

Anyway, Eric the Excitable predicted at 9:11 AM ET that something he calls the “Beltway media” will “continue to do their best to ignore” this “news.”

So at around 9:20 AM ET, I typed “obama’s approval rating gallup” into Google News and was invited to read… “all 11, 487 news articles”:

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I’ll ask again: is George Soros getting his money’s worth?

  1. Revnant Dream permalink
    October 13, 2009 4:25 pm

    For shame Kathy. To even question Media matters.
    Its bad manners to open a scab in public. Than watch it bleed.
    In an organization like MM it can lead to an infection of honesty.

  2. theblanque permalink
    October 13, 2009 4:46 pm

    A whole 5% points. Wow. Yippee.

  3. Brian permalink
    October 13, 2009 5:31 pm

    Look it took Christina Fernandez Kirchner longer to get her approval rating down to where it is now than what Barry did. This is nothing more than a dead cat bounce.. soon the cat will bounce on down the hill, into the gutter, and into the sewer system where even the rats won’t nibble on him.

  4. Harmon permalink
    October 13, 2009 10:40 pm

    When I type “Bush’s approval rating gallup” into google news 12,134 news articles.

    • Conservative Mom permalink
      October 14, 2009 6:43 am

      “Bush approval ratings” covers two Bush Presidents, and 12 years or, if you include the elder’s stint as VP, even longer. Add possible pulls from GWB’s Texas governor era, and the years stretch out.

      obama has been in office for 9 empty months.

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