Bloomberg claims voters miss Obama, cite ‘largely corruption-free administration’

Talk about fake news… Earlier this week, Bloomberg claimed in an op-ed that voters miss the Obama regime due to what Albert R. Hunt called his “largely corruption-free administration.”  To prove his point, he cited a pol published by CNN, the anti-Trump outlet once dubbed the “least trusted” name in network news.

“A CNN poll last week showed that most Americans think Barack Obama was a better president than Donald Trump has been. The margin was huge: 19 percentage points,” Hunt began.

He continued:

Trump supporters will yell “fake news,” but they’ll be wrong. Respondents to the same survey thought Hillary Clinton would have been a better president than Trump, but only by three percentage points. By comparison, she bested Trump in the 2016 popular vote by 2.1 percentage points.

The wide preference for Obama over Trump (and Clinton) has little relationship to public attitudes toward policies on taxes, health care or Iran. (Obama and Clinton are pretty well-aligned on those.)

The explanation seems simpler: a respect for integrity. Obama had it, running a largely corruption-free administration. The Trump presidency, all 16 months of it, has been marked by lies, greed, ethical transgressions and criminal charges.

Twitchy correctly noted:

First, we always get a kick of out the retrospective claims that Obama’s administration was scandal-free, and second — isn’t this the guy who won Politifact’s “Lie of the Year” honor in 2013 for his claim that “If you like your plan, you can keep it”? And then there was Fast & Furious, spying on Fox News’ James Rosen, pallets of cash to Iran … wait, let’s leave some for others.

And others weighed in:

There may be something to that sentiment.  Hunt, of course, didn’t provide any information on the demographics of the poll used to create this illusion.

According to the poll:

A total of 1,015 adults were interviewed by telephone nationwide by live interviewers calling both landline and cell phones. Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish. Among the entire sample, 29% described themselves as Democrats, 24% described themselves as Republicans, and 47% described themselves as independents or members of another party.

That’s right — less than a quarter of those polled were Republicans and even then, more Democrats were sampled.  And it’s not known if any of these were actual voters.

So yeah, we concur with the conclusion that this is total BS designed to create a desired impression.



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