U.S. investors overwhelmingly see President Barack Obama as anti-business and question his ability to manage a financial crisis, according to a Bloomberg survey.
The global quarterly poll of investors and analysts who are Bloomberg subscribers finds that 77 percent of U.S. respondents believe Obama is too anti-business and four-out-of-five are only somewhat confident or not confident of his ability to handle a financial emergency.
Wonder where the jobs went? They’ll come back just as soon as Obama/Pelosi/Reid are done taxing, regulating, and threatening the job-creators out of their minds.
In the meantime, the jobs will stay safely tucked away in Galt’s Gulch.
Today’s Trifecta: Can three guys who love the sound of their own voices almost as much as the President loves the sound of his own, possibly detail an entire year’s worth of Oval Office FAIL in only nine minutes?
Today’s Trifecta: Scott Ott wants to know who gets the credit for Scott Brown’s win — the GOP or the Tea Partyers?
And I have to tell you, I’m still on a high two hours after we finished taping this week’s segments. Scott, Bill Whittle and I really seem to have hit our stride. And the fact that we have good news to talk about sure doesn’t hurt, either. If just half the fun we’re having shows through, you’ll have a blast.
Scott Brown has spooked even Dick Durbin into backing down on speeding up health care:
Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said leaders would not make any attempt to pass a final healthcare reform bill through the Senate before state Sen. Scott Brown (R) is certified the winner of the special election.
Senate Democratic leaders met Wednesday morning to discuss the results of the special election in Massachusetts and have decided to wait before deciding how to proceed on healthcare reform.
The Democrats have now fumbled their opportunity, but that doesn’t mean that those of us who were fed up with Bush and the K Street Gang are ready to forgive and forget the GOP failings. They are going to have to convince us that they are again worthy of our trust.
How does the GOP go about doing so? Unlike some, I have no interest in seeing the GOP join hands with Obama for a few rounds of Kum Bay Yah followed by swallowing some version of Obama-lite. The GOP needs to articulate a positive program.
Yep. As the Tea Party movement shows, there’s a lot of voter frustration with the Democrats. And the fact that voters had to start a new movement, rather than flocking to the GOP, shows the Republicans — least the ones in Washington — still don’t get it.
I suppose it’s only slightly embarrassing for the President to travel all the way to Copenhagen just to get his home town turned down by the International Olympic Committee. And I’m really quite pleased that Obama failed to get any results at the climate change conference when he travelled all the way back to Denmark last month.
Obama can’t get concessions from the Russians, the Chinese, or the Europeans. He can’t get welfare or energy tax bills through a Democratic Congress. And now he can’t even get a Democrat elected in Massachusetts.
Intrade buyers socked it to Scott Brown when the polls opened this morning — but he never traded below 60. Currently, he’s up to almost 70, which is still ten points below his best showing around Zero-Dark-Thirty today.
Another hour, another poll. This one doesn’t cover the whole state, but it’s telling:
Republican Scott Brown appears to be pulling away from Democrat Martha Coakley on the eve of Tuesday’s special election in Massachusetts, according to polls released Monday.
A Suffolk University poll of three “bellwether counties,” conducted Saturday and Sunday, showed Brown with leads of 17, 16 and 14 points in Peabody, Gardner and Fitchburg counties, respectively.
“There’s nothing totally certain, but all of the indicators are leaning strongly in Brown’s favor,” David Paleologos, director of Suffolk University’s Political Research Center in Boston, told The Daily Caller.
You don’t get turnarounds that quick in a MacDonald’s drive-thru.
UPDATE: FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver is one of the smartest handicappers around (despite his own handicap of being a committed lefty), and I rely on his wisdom quite a bit. Despite pooh-poohing those PJ Media polls a couple days ago, even Nate has now seen the light.
Is Martha Coakley in “freefall?” That’s what Politico is reporting after seeing the latest InsiderAdvantage poll. Read:
A new InsiderAdvantage poll conducted exclusively for POLITICO shows Republican Scott Brown surging to a nine-point advantage over Martha Coakley a day before Massachusetts voters trek to the ballot box to choose a new senator.
According to the survey conducted Sunday evening, Brown leads the Democratic attorney general 52 percent to 43 percent.
“I actually think the bottom is falling out,” said InsiderAdvantage CEO Matt Towery, referring to Coakley’s fall in the polls over the last ten days. “I think that this candidate is in freefall. Clearly this race is imploding for her.”
Quite a few Democrats have complained that Coakley should have been out there campaigning hard the last couple months. But judging by her endless gaffes the last few weeks, she might have done better had she just stayed home. Or maybe gone to Belgium.
116,483 registered Massachusetts voters are dead, according to an analysis conducted by Aristotle International, Inc. a software and digital database developer.
As reported by CNS News, “In Massachusetts, 116,483 registered voters are dead, 3.38 percent of the state’s total of registered voters. Another 538,567, or 15.6 percent, had moved to an area outside of where they are registered to vote.”