From the Desk of Mat Staver;
Liberty Counsel Action.
May 20, 2014
The liberal “cause” for May is apparently “Support the Progressives,” with President Obama as the lead pitchman.
He’s telling his rich donors to ignore the polls and believe him when he says the American public is on his side.
Incredibly, President Obama recently told a group of rich donors…
“The good news is we’ve got public opinion on our side if people actually turn out — on every issue. On minimum wage, on pay equity, on clean energy, on immigration reform — there’s not an issue in which we do not possess a majority in this country. But it has to manifest itself during election time, and especially during midterms.”
You can make a poll support any position but, as Ronald Reagan said, “Facts are stubborn things.”
•The latest Rasmussen Poll shows that “48% of likely U.S. Voters approve of President Obama’s job performance. Fifty percent (50%) disapprove.” This is far from being a majority of approval.
•On the minimum wage, the President can certainly cite favorable findings: According to a Washington Post/ABC News Poll, “Democrats would be more likely than Republicans to vote for a wage hikes by a 72% to 26% margin.” So, yes, Democrats overwhelmingly support a minimum wage hike.
•On clean energy: The polls are quite diverse and misleading depending on how the questions are phrased and if Obama’s idea of “support” involves any of the now bankrupt “green energy” companies into which he “invested” billions of our dollars now wasted on fraudulent organizations.
•And on immigration reform/amnesty: Again, there are numerous polls President Obama can quote which use misleading questions to obtain desired results. One poll often cited by the administration was called “The most dishonest amnesty poll yet,” by National Review Online.
Most telling is a recent NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll in which respondents were asked “whether they would be more or less likely to vote for a candidate who ‘supports a pathway to citizenship for undocumented.’ Forty-two percent of those surveyed, a plurality, said they would be “less likely,” while thirty-six percent said they would be ‘more likely’ to support a candidate who supports amnesty.” This is certainly not a clear majority in any assessment of the findings.
The point in citing these statistics is to show that the President can campaign and say whatever he wants as factual even if his assertions are based on flawed polling, mischaracterizations, skewed science, or blatant lies (as we experienced with ObamaCare).
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Mat Staver, Chairman
Liberty Counsel Action