If you’d spent months ranting and raving about how inaccurate the polls were in last year’s presidential election and declaring that Romney was going to win in a landslide after you’d “unskewed” the polls, only to be proven definitively wrong and look like an ass, you’d think you’d just shut the hell up about the polls. Not Dean Chambers. Now he’s being a poll truther on Obama’s approval rating.
Today’s Real Clear Politics average of polls on the president’s approval rating shows an approval rating of 52.1 percent to a disapproval rating of 42.9 percent. That translates to an approval margin of 9.2 percent. The average is based on ten recent polls, most of then commissioned or conducted by major news outlets. As with many of the polls last Fall before the election, the polls are skewed by over-sampling Democratic voters.
So his “unskewing” drops the president’s average approval ratings by less than one percent. Sure glad he emerged from under that rock to do the hard math, aren’t you?