Pollster Scott Rasmussen says a strong majority of those interviewed in his latest national survey give President Obama good or excellent marks for his performance during the Tucson Massacre, but very few of them expect any genuine change to result from the tragedy.
"A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% give the president good or excellent marks for how he responded to the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and the killing of six others," Rasmussen said.
"Only 10% rate the president’s response, which included a major speech to the nation, as poor. Roughly one-out-of-ten Americans watched the speech," he said.
Slightly less than one in five of those surveyed, or 19 percent, "think the shooting incident will have a lasting positive impact on the nation’s political dialogue, while nearly as many (17%) predict it will have a lasting negative impact," he said.
"But most voters (54%) say the incident will be forgotten and nothing will change," he said.
It would appear then that the effort of many on the Left to use the Tucson Massacre as a tool for smearing the Tea Party and conservatives, has run headlong into an immovable object - the common sense and intelligence of the American people.
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