There are so many polls these days, one barely knows which one to turn to. Not only do all news organizations do their own polling, but so do political parties, PACs and universities.
I do know a little about how the size and attributes of a sample can totally skew your results. You can get numbers favorable to your cause simply by structuring the questions in a certain way and asking the right subset of people. Unscrupulous pollsters can change the face of the Nation if people aren’t astute enough to question these things.
For my part, I trust Rasmussen. Scott Rasmussen has been in the polling business for many years and I don’t know that I’ve ever found him to be wrong. So, I was especially pleased this morning when I learned that most Americans think the same way I do.
- Most Americans (66%) think Government is too big already.
- Most Americans believe Obama can’t seem to find his economic backside with both hands.
- Given the choices, we think Mitt Romney can bring us out of the economic chaos in which we find ourselves.
- A whopping majority of Americans (83%,) think people on welfare should have to work. (Sorry Kathleen Sebelius – if I were you, I’d probably put that “work” part back in the Welfare to Work program before it’s too late.)
- Most of us thing there are already too many people on welfare and food stamps.
- We also think that the aforementioned entitlement programs tend to keep people in poverty instead of providing a vehicle out of destitution.
- We don’t like Obamacare and we want it repealed.
- We recognize that housing market and consumer confidence are both in the toilet
Oddly, we are also generally content with our lives. (Too bad Rasmussen didn’t call me. I’d have to give him an earful about my terror over the coming election. I’ve had a churning in my stomach since the second year of the Obama administration because I’m certain this man is taking our beloved America over a very steep cliff.) I guess everybody but I in that silent majority have concluded that we Americans can be trusted to vote for the good guy when the chips are down.
The race is and will continue to be a tight one. (Why? I don’t have the first idea.) The swing states and the size of the voter turnout among un-decided voters will tell the tale in the end. Meanwhile, if you know any members of the silent majority, remind them to vote in November. We need all the Patriots we can possibly find.