Slight Glimmer of Hope for Obama: Big Bird Polling Well in Minnesota

Posted by on Oct 09, 2012 at 12:36 pm

With the avalanche of bad poll numbers for Obama these days, it appears his desperate Big Bird strategy may be paying some minor dividends in heavily blue states. Well, at least one of them.

Minnesota voters support federal funding for PBS by a 56/29 margin, including 55/27 with independents. They also give Big Bird a 61/7 favorability rating although there is somewhat of a partisan divide on him with Democrats giving him a 72/5 rating and Republicans just a 48/11 one.

When I first saw this tweet I thought it was a gag.

Come to think of it, Minnesota may be one of the few remaining states considered safe for Obama.

2 Responses to “Slight Glimmer of Hope for Obama: Big Bird Polling Well in Minnesota”

  1. Blue Hen on 9/09/12 at 12:40 pm

    So how are they going to poll his Libya policy? Check people on what they thinkk of Beetle Bailey?

  2. Chipperoo on 10/10/12 at 9:05 am

    This points to the central question of Obama’s Big Bird flapdoodle. To whom was Obama appealing?

    Certainly not independent voters, PBS funding is not top of their list and neither is Wall Street crime. So obviously, he’s not trolling among them.

    For his base, it’s gospel that no federal program’s funding should ever be cut, every program’s funding should be increased as much as politically feasible, there are many more programs that should be added and Wall Street should be destroyed. So how does this increase the enthusiasm of his base?

    If he wants to appeal to his base, he needs to scare the hell out of them. That’s what’ll get them to open their wallets and head to the polls.

    So what was his purpose? Satisfying his personal pique over the debate? I don’t get it.