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.



  • He didn't create the heavens and earth for you.

    By Anonymous Glen, at 12:23 AM  

  • He is no Kai Nagata, that's for sure.

    By Anonymous Liberals for a Swift Boat to Recovery, at 1:27 PM  

  • The problem for God is that it's hard for him to blame his problems on the previous administration.

    By Anonymous Deb, at 4:04 PM  

  • Well, I think God did a marvelous job on dolphins, but you've got to admit that sunsets wouldn't be as divine without the human contribution of exhaust fumes.

    By Blogger Brian Henry, at 4:52 PM  

  • On a more serious note - wow, I didn't know Dalton's numbers were that low!

    The other day I read in the Toronto Star that Dalton planned to go after Mayor Ford in an effort to bump up his numbers.

    Naturally, I thought this was just more of the Star's usual pathological Ford-hatred on display. Surely, Dalton couldn't think that attacking Ford could improve his numbers!

    Guess I was wrong. When you're headed toward Green Party territory, then *anything* that gets you notived can bump up your numbers.

    By Blogger Brian Henry, at 4:55 PM  

  • As much as I dislike Ford, the man got 50% of the vote in a region the OLP should basically sweep, so I'm not sure attacking Ford will do Dalton much good.

    Or Harper for that matter.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 9:36 AM  

  • Glen, your comment is incredibly insulting and rude. If you have nothing constructive to say, then don't say it instead of putting down others and other people's beliefs.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:06 PM  

  • Glen, you are an idiot.

    By Anonymous Mike, at 8:19 PM  

  • I agree Mike. Glen is an idiot. Best to ignore people like him and move on.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:30 PM  

  • Brian Henry, exhaust fumes and pollution does not cause the orange and red color of sunsets. It's color is caused by natural atmospheric phenomenon.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:32 PM  

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