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POSTED: Tuesday, December 31, 2013 - 6:32pm

UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 2:29pm

If the news is too bad, stay away from and don't report it. Sound ridiculous? Even juvenile?

Enter President Obama's pollster. 

This was reported in the daily caller today: Joel Beneson is President and CEO of Beneson Strategy Group.

That is President Obama's pollster.

He says so many of the polls are taken out of context, they should not be reported.

Really?

Where was all this when President Bush was in office?

Now, if it makes his boss look bad, he actually is encouraging media to not report a bad poll for a year.

Does this sound like Kindergarten or desperation?

In fact this guy has the new nerve to even say this is astounding.

Well, this will not happen.

Polls are not always perfect, but they are the crack cocaine for media.

It's lazy, it's easy. It's a poll.

You get results and you assign a reporter to it and you have a story. Maybe even an live element and then a roundtable discussion.

There are three 24-hour news cables right now with overworked producers and black holes from here until the rapture to fill.

They got to fill it up with something.

They'll start with apoll.

The daily caller reports this today. If reporters actually did forgo reporting on the President's polling data for a year, the next time the public would hear about Obama's approval numbers would be after the 2014 midterms.

According to Wall Street Journal/NBC News polling, Obama's job approval fell from 52 percent at the start of the year to 43 percent today.

Some have him lower.

I can assure you, the poll reading has just begun. 

That's my point of view, what's yours?

You can email me at pov@ketknbc.com or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

  

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I believe in nothing uttered by Obama or his paid flacks.

Lie to America repeatedly and that is what you get.

The media has done far more lying than the last two presidents. Currently on a daily basis every station in the US drums the Obamacare story. the President claims the right to kill you all without a trial! Isn't that a bigger story than an insurance policy?

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/02/obama-imminence/

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/17/opinion/who-says-you-can-kill-american...

The Bill of Rights has been declared void! Eat a turnip serfs!

I believe nothing reported by this nation's Jew controlled media.

But this president has a track record of lying. Track record of fudging data. Track record of messing with the voting system.

So who can believe his parties poll numbers.

Once you have been unmasked as a lying curr, it's hard to get anyone to believe you. Just ask Al Gore.

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