The Emotional Poll Roller Coaster
Working Americans know that you start closing down coal mines like Obama is doing and wants to do more, and you can say, “Hello, rising electricity rates!”
Which Obama also wants, because he wants you using less of it because that will “save the planet.” Climate change and so forth. Here’s another one. This is from Freedom’s Lighthouse. They quote a guy named Jay Cost at the Weekly Standard, who put together a chart that shows an historical analysis. Every president below 50% in mid-September in the Gallup poll has lost the election. Every one! Every president below 50% in the Gallup poll in mid-September has lost.
Well, Obama’s at 47% or 46%, and it’s beyond mid-September, and we’re talking the Gallup poll. So what do you make of this? Well, this could go one of two ways. Either the trend will continue, or rules are made to be broken. Records are made to be broken, whatever. Could Obama be the first to disprove this? Who knows? This is why you go nuts analyzing this stuff when you really don’t know anything because none of these polls actually matter. The only thing they do is shape public opinion.
That’s all they can do. The polls don’t matter. They don’t count. There’s not one poll that matters. We’re not gonna determine who the president is based on any of these polls, aside from the attitude they create and what impact it might have on voter turnout. ABC News: “Young African-Americans Support Obama But Turnout Not a Guarantee.” Well, of course! Who knows what the turnout’s gonna be right now with anybody? Nobody knows. No matter what poll you’ve got.