Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Today in Slightly More Interesting Polling

Tough crowd to please:

Poll: 52 percent approve of God’s job performance
By John Blake, CNN

(CNN) – If you think voters are in cranky mood over politics, a new poll suggests that some of the dissatisfaction may run deeper.

God’s job performance has trouble measuring up to many Americans' expectations, according to a poll by Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm based in North Carolina.

Only 52 percent of Americans approve of God’s job performance, the survey found, though just 9 percent disapprove.

The polling question that prompted this curious response was, "If God exists, do you approve or disapprove of its performance?"

"When asked to evaluate God on some of the issues it is responsible for, voters give God its best rating on creating the universe, 71-5," the polling report said. "They also approve of its handling of the animal kingdom 56-11, and even its handling of natural disasters 50-13."

In comparison, here's how Canada's Premiers stack up:

Brad Wall (Sask) 59%
God (Universe) 52%
Greg Selinger (Man) 48%
Kathy Dunderdale (Newf) 43%
David Alward (NB) 40%
Christy Clark (BC) 36%
Ed Stelmach (AB) 27%
Darrell Dexter (NS) 26%
Dalton McGuinty (ON) 19%
Jean Charest (Que) 17%

Suffice to say, it would take an act of God for Brad Wall to lose this fall. And, given these numbers, even that might not be enough to defeat him.



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