How fortunate we are in Louisiana to have Our Beloved Supreme Leader, Jind Il-Sung, bless us with his brilliant governance! If any should doubt how beloved he is, let them read the results of his latest “internal poll,” which shows half of our state’s voters — the smarter half, no doubt — approve of the job he is doing. That is a startling turnaround from the dismal 37 percent (or lower) approval rating that “independent” polls reported just months ago.
See, everything really is perfect in the People’s Democratic Republic of Louisiana, thanks to Our Beloved Supreme Leader.
What’s that, you say? Our Beloved Supreme Leader’s poll was biased, skewed in his favor by under-sampling black voters and over-sampling white Republicans? Only enemies of the Republic would propagate such nonsense.
Yes, it is true that Louisiana’s electorate is 64 percent white and 31 percent black. And it is equally true that the poll, taken by OnMessage, the political consulting group led by Our Beloved Supreme Leader’s right-hand man and home-schooled left-brainer, Timmy Teepell, had a sample that was 67 percent white and merely 22 percent black. But, as Team Jind assures us, black folks don’t vote in proportionate numbers, so why should their opinions count when measuring how beloved is Our Beloved Supreme Leader?
Who do you think was more responsible for the poor response to Hurricane Katrina: George W. Bush or Barack Obama?
George W. Bush
From Team Gleason's Facebook — a letter from Steve Gleason:
Regarding the DJ skit in Atlanta yesterday. I would like to thank the public for their support. 'Defend Team Gleason' now has been officially redefined. Additionally, the DJs have provided genuine apology. Received and accepted. We have all made mistakes in this life. How we learn from our mistakes is the measure of who we are.
I think everyone can learn from this event. Its clear to me that, on a national & global scale, ALS is not understood, which is part of why its under funded and largely ignored. In the past 36 hours lots of people have been talking. Lets talk about this... There are zero treatments for ALS. If you take any action as a result of this event, I prefer it to be action to end ALS. See what we are doing to change that @ teamgleason.org. SG
Once again, the universe has reinforced the lesson that in America, you're welcome to say whatever you like, but you don't get to control the consequences.
The universe has also reduced our weekly web poll to yesterday's news, as all the options involved came true at one time or another within 12 hours:
So we've pulled that poll question and have come up with a new one:
Just 24 percent of more than 600 Louisiana voters who participated in a recent poll think Gov. Bobby Jindal should run for president in 2016. Of the 603 people polled by North Carolina-based Public Policy Polling, 66 percent said he should not run. 10 percent were undecided. The firm released another poll earlier this week, showing a Jindal approval rating of 37 percent among respondents.
While those results may not bode well for the governor, who very clearly has ambitions beyond his current job, the good news is that both jindal2020.com and jindal2024.com are still available as of this writing.
Other poll results:
—49 percent reported a favorable opinion of New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, 26 percent unfavorable and 25 percent not sure. Voters were evenly split on a gubernatorial match between Landrieu and Republican Senator David Vitter in 2015, at 44 percent apiece with 13 percent not sure. Landrieu, however, beat out Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne at 44-42, with 15 percent not sure.
—59 percent said they were against same sex marriage, with only 29 percent in favor and 12 percent unsure.
—Respondents were near even on the Edwin Edwards Question, with 44 percent reporting an unfavorable opinion of the ex-governor and 42 percent favorable. 15 percent said they were unsure.
—David Duke is still extremely unpopular. 76 percent unfavorable to 9 percent favorable. A surprisingly high 15 percent of respondents — all of them voters — said they weren't sure how they feel about David Duke. Among these voters, Edwards beats Duke in a gubernatorial race by a 47 percent margin: 62-15. 23 percent unsure.
—Equally surprising: 41 percent of respondents had no opinion of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Goodell scored 42 percent unfavorable and 17 percent favorable.
—Drew Brees is the only person in the poll who is more liked than David Duke is disliked. 86 percent favorable, 4 percent unfavorable, 11 percent unsure.
Read the full survey: PPP_Release_LA_021413.pdf
The Winnipeg Sun asked its readers what they thought was the best part of the Super Bowl ...
When asked if they have a higher opinion of either Congress or a series of unpleasant or disliked things, voters said they had a higher opinion of root canals (32 for Congress and 56 for the dental procedure), NFL replacement refs (29-56), head lice (19-67), the rock band Nickelback (32-39), colonoscopies (31-58), Washington DC political pundits (34-37), carnies (31-39), traffic jams (34-56), cockroaches (43-45), Donald Trump (42-44), France (37-46), Genghis Khan (37-41), used-car salesmen (32-57), and Brussels sprouts (23-69) than Congress.
The good news for Congress: America's august legislative body is more popular than telemarketers, North Korea or gonorrhea. So there's that. But overall:
Congress’s overall favorability rating stands at just 9% favorable and 85% unfavorable. Women (13-81) view Congress slightly more favorably than men (6-89), as do Democrats (13-82) than Republicans (9-87), perhaps reflecting Democrats’ higher level of satisfaction with the recent fiscal cliff deal.
Get the full details here.
The University of New Orleans graduate program in arts administration is conducting a survey of local interest in performing arts events. Several local arts organizations, including Southern Rep, the New Orleans Opera Association, New Orleans Museum of Art, the New Orleans Fringe Festival and the New Orleans Arts Council, helped develop the survey. Results will be shared with the public.
The online survey is here. Responses are confidential.
Former Rep. Bill Jefferson may have moved from Uptown to a less stylish address, but a new-ish Marist Poll finds Dollar Bill is right in sync with a number of Americans when it comes to stashing cash:
When it comes to the “mad” money they keep in their homes, where do they like to stash it? More than one in four Americans — 27% — reports they hide their money in the freezer. ...
For both women — 28% — and men — 25%, the freezer is the most popular place in the home to keep their money safe.
Now you know where to look.
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