Quote of the Day – Drinking Republicans
“There’s a lot of interesting data in the NBC/WSJ poll, although much of it is good news for the Dems and sobering news for the GOP (there’s been so much sobering news the last four years I feel like drinking). ” – Glen Bolger
Glen’s a founding partner of Public Opinion Strategies, which employs my wife as its Chief Operating Officer and conducts said poll in conjunction with Peter Hart Research. The comments come on POS’ new blog, TQIA (Turning Questions into Answers). The closest the poll comes to good news for the GOP is the number of people who think Obama’s stimulus package is a bad idea has jumped from 27 percent to 36 percent since January.
Elsewhere on the blog, Alex Bratty points out, as others have, that Obama’s high approval ratings actually are pretty average at this stage of the game. She’s even got a handy dandy graphic:
Finally, Neil Newhouse jokes that the improvement in the “right direction/wrong track” numbers since January despite horrible economic news can only be explained by the resurgence of his alma mater’s basketball team.