To the editor:
I opened up the editorial/opinion page on Wednesday to see the following highlighted in big bold letters on the Cal Thomas opinion piece: “The president’s declining polls numbers reveal the disillusionment that has begun to sink in among the politically unsophisticated.”
So I read the column. I may or may not be among “the politically unsophisticated” but I’m smart enough to know that not once was a poll cited to support this statement.
The only citation was Politico. Now, I don’t know if it’s Mr. Politico or Mrs. Politico, or Ms. Politico, or Master Politico or what.
Who knows how reliable this “Politico” reference is.
I may or may not be “politically unsophisticated” but I know when I’m being hornswoggled with distortion by indirection.
I enjoy opinion pieces, I just like opinion to be based on some facts that I can verify. This column seems to be lacking in said facts.
For the record, I generally look at the Real Clear Politics website a couple of times a week. I just checked the numbers. Obama is at 47.5 percent approval. About where he’s been for over six months.