If you can’t hide the decline, you shoot the messenger?

Insty points out that “ATTACKING THE POLLSTERS IS SELDOM A GOOD SIGN: Dems Rip Rasmussen.

UPDATE: Here’s what’s got ‘em upset.”

Rasmussen 0bama approval index

The main reason Rasmussen‘s poll look less positive for 0bama than some others (e.g., Gallup) is that Rasmussen uses a sample of likely voters, rather than all eligible voters. As reading a few random right-leaning blog will quickly reveal, the Republicans have rarely been as eager to go vote and “throw the bums out” as now. Rasmussen, compared to other pollsters, has an enviable track record of predicting actual election outcomes.


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