Despite the various pathetic attempts by the Republican Party and the stooges in the corporate media to manufacture several fake scandals designed to bring down President Obama, a new CNN/ORC poll found that the president’s approval ratings has actually increased by two points.
The latest CNN/ORC poll reveals that President Obama’s approval rating has gone up by two points from 51% in April to 53% today, while his disapproval rating has fallen by two points from 47% to 45%. While 85% of those polled agree that the IRS targeted of political groups is very or somewhat important issue, by a margin of 61%-37% (37% is the number of self-identified conservatives/Republicans in the country) respondents believed that President Obama’s statements on the matter have been completely mostly true. By a margin of 54%-42% respondents think Republicans are reacting appropriately to the matter, but the vast majority (55%-37%) believe that the IRS acted alone without White House orders.
A majority of those polled were dissatisfied with the way the Obama administration handled Benghazi (53%), but they believe that the administration was passing along the facts as they knew them to be at that time (50%-44%).
This supports the notion that the American public is catching on to and ignoring these shamelessly generated scandals–and maybe even supporting President Obama more because of them. While members of the GOP don’t seem to realize it, they are making themselves look like playground bullies in the eyes of the American people as lie after lie is quickly debunked by nearly every media outlet that isn’t FoxNEWS or InfoWARS.
The truth of the matter is that the American people have their attention focused on recovering financially after President Bush and the Republican Party nearly decimated the American middle class during their eight year “reign of terror,” otherwise known as the Bush Administration.
President Obama remains one of the most popular and trusted political figures in the United States, and no flimsy “scandal” is going to change that. By continuing to try to paint him as a dishonest political opportunist, the Republican Party is quickly losing credibility and alienating reasonable Americans.
To say that these manufactured scandals appear to be backfiring is an understatement. Not only are these attacks completely missing their target, they are making President Obama and the Democratic Party look like the only adults in the room as they continue to babysit Congressional Republicans during ridiculous congressional hearings based on frivolous charges.
Once again, the Republican Party has shot themselves in the foot by trying to bring down President Obama and his administration with easily debunked lies. The American public isn’t as dumb as they seem to think, and their fact-impervious base is shrinking by the second.
Watch a video of President Obama brushing off the “IRS scandal” here: