One note about this ABC Poll about declining Optimism in America

Posted: July 26, 2021 by datechguy in media, News/opinion

Reality: I am going to tear down your safe space, brick by brick I shall smash it with glee.
Cartman: What? Who is that?
Reality: You cannot stop me from getting inside, I am cold and I am hard and my name … is Reality.

South Park Safe Space 2015

What is the most important part of this story and poll can you spot it?

As President Joe Biden completed 100 days in office, the country was optimistic about the coming year, but now, just after hitting the six-month mark, Americans’ optimism about the direction of the country has plummeted nearly 20 points, a new ABC News/Ipsos poll finds.

A majority — 55% — of the public say they are pessimistic about the direction of the country, a marked change from the roughly one-third (36%) that said the same in an ABC News/Ipsos poll published May 2. In the early May survey, Americans were more optimistic than pessimistic by a 28-percentage point margin. Optimism is now under water by 10 points. Looking ahead to the next 12 months, fewer than half — 45% — now report feeling optimistic about the way things are going, a significant drop from about two-thirds (64%) in the May poll.

Give up? Here is the answer:

It comes from ABC in other words the MSM

For the last six months we have seen left in genera (tech, Hollywood etc) and the MSM in particular do all it can to prop up Joe Biden and the Democrats, to insist that they acquired power legitimately, to insist that their rise was the rescue of America and that we were on the dawn of a new glorious Post Trump age in America.

Yet despite both pushing this narrative to the hilt while suppressing (with the help of Twitter, Youtube, Facebook etc) any narrative contrary to this the country their own poll can’t generate the results they want. Cue South Park again:

Everyone: You can’t ruin our lives Reality.
Cartman: Our safe space will keep you out.
Reality: Rat!
Everyone: We can face almost anything.
Cartman: But reality we can do without.

This shows you the the hole the Biden administration has dug. It’s rather astounding that ABC was unable to generate a result to support their narrative. Sir Humphrey would be very disappointed:

Closing thought. If this is the result the MSM in generating that they are reporting publicly how much much worse must it actually be?

  1. Bill H. says:

    This is just one sign that the MSM is beginning to sour on Biden/Harris. The signs are subtle, at this point, but they are there.