RUSH: There's an ABC News/Washington Post poll out today, very, very bad for Obama. You know what that means? I'll tell you what it means: The poll numbers are so bad in this ABC poll, the White House is furiously calling every late-night comedy show trying to book Obama so they can get his numbers back up. That's what it means.
I wonder if they'll go back to Between the Ferns like they did to supposedly miraculously save Obamacare. Now, here it is: "ABC News/Washington Post Poll Shows Democrats At Risk In November As Obama’s Approval Rating Falls." I think it's 41% in this poll. It's as low as it's ever been. Now, it's mentioned in the lead -- let me read the lead to you here.
Folks, I am still fighting the ravages of this stupid crackpot common cold virus, and I just can't shake this. I was telling the chef today --you'll remember this, Snerdley -- back in the chocolate doughnut days, I had a cold for six months back in the nineties, and I ended up having to go on a Caribbean cruise for two weeks and not say a word in order to order to get rid of it. I'm not kidding. Panama Canal cruise. As I'm going through the Panama Canal I had to listen some environmentalist wacko preach to me about how if we destroy the jungle, meaning the Amazon, that we destroy the world and so forth. I couldn't escape it even then. But I mean we're going on a month with this, so I'm just mentioning it in case I miss the cough button a couple times. I apologize in advance.
Here's the Washington Post lead on the poll story: "Democrats face serious obstacles as they look to the November elections, with President Obama’s approval rating at a new low and a majority of voters saying they prefer a Congress in Republican hands to check the president’s agenda."
This is the Drive-By Media. This is state-controlled ABC/Washington Post saying that they've got a poll that says Obama's numbers are at a new low and a majority of voters say they want a Republican Congress to keep Obama in check. So they mention it in the lead, but then they bury that in the rest of the article. I'm gonna tell you, I want to emphasize this because it's the most shocking finding in this poll, and I doubt you're gonna see it mentioned in places in the Drive-Bys. You'll hear 'em talk about the approval number and what it means for Obama. And I'll tell you what it means is they're gonna have to find some late-night comedy show to put him on in order to bring the numbers back up.
But this is, I think, the most shocking finding in the poll. "Another measure..." Right there. "Another measure of voting intentions came when people were asked whether they thought it was more important to have Democrats in charge in Congress to help support Obama's policies or Republicans in charge to act as a check on the [Obama]'s policies.
"On this, [a whopping] 53% of voters," in the Drive-By Media poll, "say Republicans" should be in charge of Congress to stop Obama, "and 39% say Democrats. That is almost identical to the results of the same question when it was asked in September 2010, two months before the GOP landslide." It's almost identical.
The number is almost identical to the same question in the same poll before the 2010 midterms. This means the Democrats and Obama are really gonna have to ramp up the racism and the class warfare now to try to overcome this. That's all they've got. They don't have Obamacare. They don't have one single Obama policy they can point to, with pride, and say, "Reelect Democrats to keep this going!"
It's just the exact opposite. This ABC News/Washington Post poll says elect Republicans to stop this. And I'm here to tell you, if the number reported is 53%, it probably is a little higher than that. So there is panic.