Media disapproval

How about that news media. What happened to media approval numbers? As much as they are critiquing Trump’s approval numbers, look at theirs.

But one message I took the liberty of interpreting was, those Democrats are even dumber than we thought.

To Gallup | August 25, 2017

First, the number,

Story Highlights

  • 14% of Republicans believe news media get the facts straight
  • 62% of Democrats agree
  • College-educated are most likely to find news media credible

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Just over a third of Americans (37%) in 2017 say news organizations generally get the facts straight, unchanged from the last time Gallup asked this question in 2003. But despite the apparent stability in U.S. adults’ perceptions of news media accuracy, major partisan shifts in beliefs on this topic have emerged over the past 14 years. Republicans’ trust in the media’s accuracy has fallen considerably, while Democrats’

The most recent findings come from two Gallup polls, conducted in March and July of this year and consisting of interviews with 1,810 adult Americans.

More http://news.gallup.com/poll/216320/republicans-democrats-views-media-accuracy-diverge.aspx

Compare that to 1998 when ” over half of both Republicans (52%) and Democrats (53%) believed news organizations generally got the facts straight.” And so college-educated are more likely to trust the news media.  Another whopper surprise. Democrats and college-educated, what’s that say for media cred? Pardon me, I smell swamp gas oozing.

Will pollsters also show me where we are supposed to believe media, after their reports on last election, while our approval for congress is in the basement? Nah, probably not.

After the polls and media coverage last year, it’s surprising anyone believes either. Right, Dems want to believe media, and the polls. That must be it. Just look at everything else they want to believe in. How are these polls stable from 2003 to now?

Doesn’t add up, except that there is even more overwhelming evidence of liberal media bias now, and how far they’ll go. They even admit taking a pass on criticizing Obama. All the more reasons for Dems to want to believe them. Democrats wanted to believe in everything Obama said too. So I think this is more about faith.

Poll: Majority in U.S. Say Healthcare Not Gov’t Responsibility

Gallup says: Republicans’ attitudes on this measure have changed significantly since 2000

by Joy Wilke | November 18, 2013

PRINCETON, NJ — The 56% of U.S. adults who now say it is not the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have healthcare coverage continues to reflect a record high. Prior to 2009, a clear majority of Americans consistently had said the government should take responsibility for ensuring that all Americans have healthcare.

Attitudes across all three partisan groups have shifted away from the view that ensuring healthcare coverage is a proper role of government, but most significantly among Republicans and independents. In September 2000, 53% of Republicans believed the government should not be responsible for ensuring all Americans had health coverage; today, 86% feel that way, an increase of 33 percentage points in 13 years. Over the same period, the percentage of Republicans believing the government should ensure healthcare coverage for all has fallen from 42% to 12%.

55% of independents currently say the government should not be involved with healthcare — an increase of 28 points since 2000.

The percentage of Democrats who hold this view is now 30%, its highest level since Gallup first asked the question and an 11-point increase since 2000 — with the largest change in opinion occurring between 2006 and 2008.

More: Gallup

Don’t let your kids become politicians

…Prevailing wisdom anyway. And the survey says:

Shocking: Parents Don’t Want Their Kids Going Into Politics

Heather Ginsberg | Jul 06, 2013 Townhall.com

Why am I not surprised? In a poll released Friday, 64 percent of respondents said they wouldn’t want their kids going into politics as a career. Just 31 percent said they would like their children to look into politics as a potential future career.

This may seem shocking to some, but in fact, Gallup has been asking this question since the 1940s and the majority of people have always said they wouldn’t want their kids in politics. Perhaps this could have something to do with the lack of confidence in Congress’ ability to do their job.

Another Gallup poll last month found that only 10 percent of Americans have confidence in Congress. Additionally, we know that only 9 percent of Americans approve of the job they are doing.

Perhaps if we can get Congress to do their job and end some of the gridlock in Washington Americans can get excited about having their kids interested in politics. Maybe I am a little biased, but it seems like a political career could be one to admire. But until we clean up the mess that is going on in Washington right now, we probably won’t be seeing parents changing their minds any time soon.

http://townhall.com/tipsheet/heatherginsberg/2013/07/06/shocking-parents-dont-want-their-kids-going-into-politics-n1634804

There we have it. It would be interesting to know what careers are preferable to politics.