Obama Approval Tanks to 37%, Associated Press Buries it and Titles Story “GOP GETS THE BLAME”

Obama Approval Tanks to 37%, Associated Press Buries it and Titles Story “GOP GETS THE BLAME”

One of the biggest headlines of the day should include the fact that, according to an Associated Press poll, Obama’s approval has tanked to an astounding 37%. This piece of data should provoke a stand-alone story in and of itself.

Instead, the 37% approval gets a single sentence in the seventh paragraph of a story titled “POLL: GOP Gets the Blame In Shutdown.”

I kid you not.

Here are the first three paragraphs of the story.

Americans are holding Republicans primarily responsible for the partial government shutdown as public esteem sinks for all players in the impasse, President Barack Obama among them, according to a new poll. It’s a struggle with no heroes.

The Associated Press-GfK survey, out Wednesday, affirms expectations by many in Washington — Republicans among them — that the GOP may end up taking the biggest hit in public opinion from the fiscal paralysis, just as that party did when much of the government closed 17 years ago. But the situation is fluid nine days into the shutdown and there’s plenty of disdain to go around.

Overall, 62 percent mainly blamed Republicans for the shutdown. About half said Obama or the Democrats in Congress bear much responsibility.

Here’s the disaster data they hid seven paragraphs down.

Most Americans disapprove of the way Obama is handling his job, the poll suggests, with 53 percent unhappy with his performance and 37 percent approving of it.

This means Obama has lost 7% of his approval in a matter of weeks, yet AP claims America throws all the blame at Republicans?

Granted, Congress has a lower approval rating, but that has been the case for years. How often does America have a President with only 37% approval?

  • Phil Gunner Vilardi

    I have no Idea who they are polling….I never get those calls. Nor has anyone I know ever received a call….

  • hayjim

    The polls quoted are lies. I never have been polled and no one I know has either Phil Gunner Vilardi

  • gdbaillie

    These pols are all made up. obma is a muslim dicktator. The best thing for him is a noose!

  • gregz

    37%? I’m surprised that it’s that high. Probably rigged like elections.

  • Marge Metevier

    Don’t know how Obama-Reid haven’t gotten more blame for this mess — they’re the ones who refuse to negotiate and sit on their hands doing nothing productive!
    Their only activity is thinking up more ways to hurt as many Americans as possible! As for polls, there are plenty you can take online that feed into national polling sites.

  • dontblamemeborn1981

    The approval of Congress polls are meaningless because most people who disapprove of the collective performance of all 435 representatives and all 100 senators actually approve of the performance of their own two senators and their one representative. In other words, it’s other voters’ faults, not theirs. Until voters can cast votes for representatives and senators in all fifty states, this question should no longer be asked.

  • Mike Miller

    Does anyone expect anything better from the liberal media minions?