Friday, May 12, 2017

Trouble With The Numbers


So I'm wondering about 45*'s obsession over his Ratings and his Poll numbers (knowing of course, he'll just lie his ass off if they're not good etc etc), but he is in fact obsessed with such things, and it's interesting to connect that up with the usual GOP mantra about how they don't pay attention to the polling and they make their decisions according to good old fashioned Republican values and blah blah fucking blah.

The GOP always loved slagging Hillary (esp) because she was so "Poll-Driven" and "She never says anything that hasn't been focus-grouped to within an inch of its life". 

But btw - when you see a focus group on your liberal TV box these days, isn't it almost always Frank Luntz? 

How do they reconcile any of that?  Is it even necessary to try, especially in light of the pretty simple fact that we rarely hear about any of it anymore, even from the Repubs?

And then also too - 82% of people self-identifying as Republican say the approve of 45*'s performance?

First off: What the actual fuck, Repubs?

But: It seems like that could easily indicate just how down-to-the-bottom-of-the-barrel the GOP has gotten.  If 45* is driving supporters away (as it sure as hell looks like he's doing), then the only folks left are those die-hard rubes who're still with him even as he is obviously in the run-up to when he starts shooting people on 5th Avenue.

Anyway, it's a wonderment.

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