Leave it to the press to relentlessly focus on bad news whenever they have the opportunity. To be sure, the new poll by NBC and the Wall Street Journal contains some less than celebratory figures for the White House, but that’s only part of the story. His job performance, foreign policy, and leadership ratings are troubling. But look a little deeper and you’ll find that the news isn’t all bad.
Far be it for the media to put the results in context so that people get a balanced perspective of the nation’s mood. In addition to the floundering numbers, there are some areas that ought to produce some optimism for the President and those aligned with his policies. First among them is the fact that, while Obama’s numbers are nothing to write home about, his political rivals are doing so much worse that may want to run away from home.
Both the President and his party are putting the Republicans to shame. He is 30% more popular than the Republican Party, and nearly 50% more popular than the laughably inane Tea Party. If his presidency is over, as some right-wing pundits are gleefully claiming, what does that mean for conservatives?
And that’s not all. On a series of policy questions, the people plainly side with progressive positions. If there is one thing this poll tells us, it’s that Democrats who run as Democrats will win in November and in 2016.
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