White House Can’t Take the Heat, Calls Negative Obama Poll “Like 6-Year-Old With Crayon”


gibbsThe White House lashed out at the Gallup Poll on Tuesday after the survey’s daily tracking numbers showed President Obama’s approval rating dropping to a new low of 47 percent.¬†Asked for a response to Monday’s tracking poll, which placed Obama’s approval numbers among the lowest of any recent president in December of his first year in office, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs mocked the reliability of the widely respected polling firm.

“I tell you, if I was a heart patient and Gallup was my EKG, I’d visit my doctor,” Gibbs said. “If you look back, I think five days ago, there was an 11-point spread, now there’s a 1-point spread. I mean, I’m sure a 6-year-old with a crayon could do something not unlike that. I don’t put a lot of stake in, never have, in the EKG that is the daily Gallup trend.”

He added: “I don’t pay a lot of attention to the meaninglessness of it.”

Gallup’s tracking poll showed an uptick in Obama’s numbers last week following his speech outlining a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan. But in Monday’s polling release, Gallup’s Jeffrey M. Jones wrote: “Any slight bump in support Obama received coincident with his new Afghanistan policy proved to be very short-lived, as his approval rating returned to below the majority level by the weekend and slipped further to 47 percent in Dec. 4-6 polling.”

{Politico/Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. People are now beginning to understand
    that Obama’s policies are destructive.

    He would also sign into law same-gender
    unions, thereby gratuitously expanding
    the normal definition of marriage.
    (One of his first radical pronouncements
    upon taking office was to do away with
    “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell which was the
    official policy in the military.)

    He also foolishly grants habeas corpus
    and due process rights to enemy
    combattants, while pursuing antiquated
    socialist policies which do not work.

    People are fed up with this guy.

  2. sore losers! And when Bush had low ratings, they were jubilant!
    That sounds like killing the messenger. Obama is being childish like the 6 year old and he has to be able to take the heat for his low ratings. Instead of lashing out at the ratings, why doesn’t he find out in a mature manner WHY his polls have sunk so low?

  3. Obama,much like Patterson and Dinkins are all one hit wonders .The liberals keep thinking it will be different this time around but …….

  4. Re: #3

    “The only poll that counts is November ’12

    There are many other elections—
    local and national contests for the House
    Of Representatives and the US Senate—not
    to mention local city and state elections.

    Let us remember that this republic
    consists of three branches of
    government. (Perhaps Obama has forgotten
    that fact.)

    People are fed up with Obama’s
    ultra-liberalism and socialism. Vote
    these wiseguys out of office.

  5. If all they did was color with crayons in the White House – we would be in better shape! Help – we need an adult in there. Call DYFIS quick – too many unsupervised children in the WH.