Scarborough Dismisses Obama’s Low Poll Numbers: Polls About War ‘Are Like Vapor’
Scarborough Dismisses Obama’s Low Poll Numbers: Polls about War ‘Are Like Vapor’ (Mediaite)
Morning Joe cohost Joe Scarborough and regular panelist Chuck Todd dismissed the dismal poll numbers on foreign policy for President Barack Obama, arguing that the American public is fickle and reactionary to foreign events, and that a strong speech from the president would erase his approval deficit.
“Polls about war, polls about peace, are like vapor,” Scarborough said. “George W Bush had the approval of 71% of Americans going in to Iraq; of course we know what happened there. George H.W. Bush had an 89% approval rating at the end of the first Gulf War; a year later he was on his way to losing the presidency.”
“If [Obama] gives a good speech, actually acts, is aggressive, these numbers all change,” Scarborough predicted. “They always do.”