* US Sen. Roland Burris apparently resides in a bubble…
The latest poll numbers do not look good for Roland Burris. A new poll just came out, showing a 19 percent approval [sic*] rating for Burris.
The senator was speechless in response to the news about the poll, but then he went on, like many politicians do, to say that polls don’t matter.
What’s next? Will he follow every political loser in the last 60 years and invoke Harry Truman’s grand comeback?
With less than ten months before the primary, a mere four months before petitions hit the streets, $850 in the bank and only 50 people showing up for his first major fundraiser, Burris’ media adviser thinks she still has enough time to rehabilitate his image? Please…
Delmarie Cobb, Burris’ media adviser and strategist, said one major factor in making a decision on election was the status of “the rehabilitation of his reputation.” […]
“I actually feel very comfortable with where we are,” Cobb said of Burris’ reputation.
She’s “comfortable” with where Burris is now? Let’s jog her memory…
Sixty-two percent (62%) of Illinois voters say Roland Burris, the man the disgraced governor named to Barack Obama’s Senate seat, should resign. Just 24% believe Burris should remain in the Senate, according to a new Rasmussen Reports survey of voters in the state.
Fifty-four percent (54%) say they will definitely vote against Burris if he chooses to run for a full six-year term in the Senate in 2010. Only four percent (4%) say they will definitely vote for him. Thirty-nine percent (39%) say it depends upon who he is running against.
Only 19% have a favorable opinion of Burris. Seventy-three percent (73%) view him unfavorably, including 44% whose view is Very Unfavorable.
* And this is a super-brilliant strategy in Obama’s home state…
Cobb, who backed former New York senator and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee over Obama, also appeared to take a shot at the president in describing the job Burris is doing.
“We should be happy as Illinois citizens, because now we actually do have a senator who wants to be there,” she said.
Yeah. OK. Obama had a 67 percent job approval rating in that Rasmussen poll of likely Illinois voters. 90 percent of Illinois African-Americans “strongly approved” of Obama’s job performance. Democrats gave him an overall 89 percent approval rating.
Keep taking swings at Obama in Illinois. I’m so sure that’ll work for a Democrat.
* We’ll close with this…
Aides at U.S. Senator Roland Burris’ first fundraiser since being appointed by former Gov. Rod Blagojevich wore new blue buttons that said “Run Roland Run.”
Except, in his case, he should run “from,” not “for.”
[*The Rasmussen poll tested Burris’ favorable rating, not his job approval rating.]
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* Burris has 19% approval rating, but 2010 bid a ‘possibility’